‘Added value for society’ Edition 3/2022

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‘Added value for society’

When businesses turn philanthropist

Philanthropy and the Swiss economy have always been closely tied. These connections extend far beyond financial aspects to include sharing expertise, networks, and the desire to take an active role in shaping society. Companies’ reasons and approaches vary significantly, with only a handful getting involved within the framework of CSR, CCR, SDG or ESG. Most have never heard these terms, yet fulfil their social responsibilities with tremendous success – even without a conceptual framework. Especially in crises, larger company donations provide quick and effective help.

Beyond this, there is far too much we still do not know, which is why we have dedicated this issue to examining corporate philanthropy. We delve into social projects at multinational corporations such as Novartis, Nestlé and ABB, explore what Ricola stands for (it’s more than just cough drops) and discover how much Swissair employees have accomplished with their foundation, though the company itself no longer exists. Of particular interest are foundations that own joint stock companies (AG).


The Philanthropist maga­zine devo­tes around 40 pages to a chan­ging topic with a focus on prac­ti­cal foun­da­tion work.

Various aspects of the topic are high­ligh­ted in specia­list artic­les, inter­views with experts, back­ground reports and features. Recur­ring formats and sections with a strong service aspect — a guide, an agenda or news from the foun­da­ti­ons — round off the content. The “number” format, which is commen­ted on, further enhan­ces the content.

in short: look forward to profound reading and conversation!

StiftungSchweiz is committed to enabling a modern philanthropy that unites and excites people and has maximum impact with minimal time and effort.

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