The Swiss legal framework on foundations and its principles about transparency

Arrivillaga, Lucas Rizzo and von Schnurbein, Georg. (2014) The Swiss legal framework on foundations and its principles about transparency. International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law, 16 (1). pp. 30-58.

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This article deals with issu es of transparency applicable to grant - making foundations in Switzerland and analyzes the legal regime in this regard. This analysis is contextualized by functional aspects typically affecting the performance of foundations. The article concludes that the Swiss regime is minimalist and that it might not be sufficient in terms of setting standards on transparency. However, we identify positive developments in the self - governing rules included in the Swiss Foundation Code (SFC). This Code provides a very effe ctive complementary tool. It constitutes a laudable effort on the part of Switzerland’s philanthropic sector to reinforce self - regulation by setting transparency standards.
Faculties and Departments:08 Cross-disciplinary Subjects > Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) > Stiftungsmanagement (von Schnurbein)
UniBasel Contributors:von Schnurbein, Georg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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