Social Investors, the Zurich- and Geneva-based independent philanthropy advisory firm, is pleased to announce that the Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) has covered our work in a recent piece on philanthropy in Switzerland. Our company, founded in 2005, has been assisting a growing number of foundations, individuals and families whom we have the privilege of accompanying throughout their philanthropic engagements.

The SRF’s ECO series is a weekly broadcast that highlights various themes relating to the economy. This particular episode, from 14 January 2013, discusses the increasing level of philanthropy by ultra high net worth families in Switzerland and the various approaches these philanthropists are taking. The show covers our work with Patrick Odier in developing Jeunes@Work, a very successful youth employment program in Geneva that has been initiated in other parts of the Romandie over the past three years. Social Investors’ co-Founder and Partner, Patrick Frick, discussing general trends in philanthropy, comments that “society is beginning to appreciate the important role that philanthropy plays in tackling social and environmental issues.“ Watch the complete episode (in German) on the SRF Player below, or click here to visit the SRF ECO site.

We are also pleased to inform you that Social Investors’ co-Founder and Partner, Werner Blatter, has been interviewed in the Winter 2013 issue of regarding the risks and rewards of venture philanthropy. As Werner mentions in the article (in German), “today’s social and environmental problems are so complex that cooperation among all stakeholders, be they philanthropists or governments, is becoming essential to achieve tangible results.” Click here to read more from the interview.

Social Investors accompanies our clients to help maximize the impact of their philanthropic investments. As part of our mission, we aim at enhancing the professionalism in the field of philanthropy; as such, we dedicate our time and passion to assist our clients in going about their engagements strategically to make an impact by design ? and not by default.