Ethos main tool for collaborative engagement with other investors in Switzerland is the Ethos Engagement Pool (EEP), now in its 13th year. This unique engagement vehicle brings together and pools the resources of more than 130 Swiss institutional investors in order to systematically engage with Swiss companies on various ESG issues. Engagement topics and objectives are selected by the EEP members on an annual basis, while engagement activities are coordinated and conducted by Ethos on behalf of the pool's members.
In 2016 the key engagement topics encompassed climate change, environmental and social reporting, supply chain management, codes of conduct, anticorruption principles & policies, political and philanthropic donations as well as corporate governance issues pertaining to the Board's composition and organisation, board and executive remuneration and the shareholders general meetings. Every year, Ethos provides its members a detailed engagement report, which includes quantitative and qualitative measures of success, as well as an proposals for further action.