GAUTIER Arthur, BOTHELLO Joel, SEGHERS Virginie, DELSOL Xavier, LE BRUN François
Ikea (Sweden), Bosch and Bertelsmann (Germany), Rolex and Sandoz (Switzerland), Lego and Carlsberg (Denmark), and even Tata (India): Who knew that these companies belonged to foundations? There are more than 1,300 cases in Denmark – with 500 in Germany and 1,000 in Norway – of companies where the founders made the fateful decision to transmit all or part of their capital and voting rights to a foundation. Why? This first European study aims to open a new path and objectively reveal how an innovative new economic model functions, one that makes no distinction between giving and investment, responsibility and altruism,capitalism and philanthropy.
GAUTIER, A., BOTHELLO, J., SEGHERS, V., DELSOL, X. et LE BRUN, F. (2015). Les fondations actionnaires : première étude européenne. Paris: Prophil.