Active shareholding - The experience of Ethos, a Swiss foundation composed of 140 pension funds and non-profit organisations.
Corporate Governance: these days, an expression uttered frequently and scrutinised increasingly, though not something essentially new. What is new, however, is the much higher level of professional engagement of civil society in an effort to raise standards plus the greater resources engaged in this important work.
Ethos is a leader in this field in Switzerland and has been for the past 17 years. The 154 Swiss pension funds and other tax-exempt institutions aim to promote a stable and prosperous, socio-economic environment that safeguards the interests of civil society today and in the future.
Dr Dominique Biedermann, a co-founder of the Ethos Foundation, has led Ethos since 1998 and is widely regarded as the driving force behind this effective and influential organisation.
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