By: Delphine Bottge, Geneva Centre for Philanthropy

Delphine Bottge is an Academic Fellow at the Centre for
Philanthropy (University of Geneva). She has conducted research
on Foundations Ownership (i.e Holding Foundations), contributing
to a better understanding of this model which combines economy and
philanthropy and generates a virtuous circle, in line with the new

This book presents the results of her analysis on more than one
hundred Swiss foundations, which hold companies, and highlights the
diversity of structures and incentives, presenting case studies of
prominent foundations (Victorinox and Carl und Elise Elsener-Gut,
Hans Wilsdorf (Rolex), 1890 (Servette), Baur, EspeRare, etc.).

This book will be of interest to academics (students, researchers) as
well as to practitioners (business leaders, foundation board members,
lawyers, notaries, family offices) and anyone addressing philanthropy,
corporate sustainability, governance and hybrid models generating a
positive impact on society.