May / 05.2023

    • General meetings

    Submitted by a coalition of international investors with the support of the Ethos Foundation, the shareholder resolution calls for greater transparency from the Zug-based company, in particular with regard to the compatibility of its production and investments in coal with a global warming limit of 1.5°C.…

    • General meetings

    The proxy cards for the 2023 general meetings of Aevis and Swatch Group did not offer shareholders the possibility to delegate their voting rights, which the Ethos Foundation regrets as it makes it more difficult to exercise this fundamental shareholder right. The procedure for exercising such an option wa…

    • General meetings

    Ethos considers that Holcim's climate report has sufficiently improved to be approved this year. The company has taken into account the main criticisms expressed by Ethos in last year’s vote. Ethos will re-evaluate its position next year based on the company's progress on climate issues. However, Ethos rec…

April / 04.2023

February / 02.2023

    • General meetings

    The 2023 general meetings (AGM) season will begin on March 7 with Novartis. After three years behind closed doors, the traditional AGMs will resume their rights. However, the threat of virtual meetings already hangs over this new season. Novartis indeed proposes to its shareholders to include in its articl…

December / 12.2022

    • General meetings
    • Corporate Governance

    To prevent any deterioration of shareholder rights linked to the revision of Swiss law on public limited companies, the Ethos Foundation is strengthening its voting guidelines for the 2023 annual general meeting (AGM) season. Ethos fears in particular a transfer of power from the AGM to the board of direct…

June / 06.2022

    • General meetings
    • Responsible investment

    The annual general meetings of the Ethos Foundation and Ethos Services SA were held this morning in Bern. All the items on the agenda were approved, starting with the climate action plan which should enable Ethos to achieve its goal of net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This afternoon, a conference dedicated…