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Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients and their boards with relevant, connected and dynamic intelligence about the ecosystems in which they operate globally, and, thus, empower them to make much better and informed decisions. SONEAN`s view is that in order to understand complex systems, one needs to know the ties that connect the individual entities within a system.

Integrity
Impact
Value Creation
Innovation

Integrity

Adherence to highest ethical and integrity standards is at the core of every step we take. We have declined to use any classified or non-public data and furthermore rejected to work with companies that do not meet our ethical standards, and are linked to “vice” industries.

Impact

Creating sustainable positive results for clients, partners and society is what drives us forward. Our long-term goal is to serve customers who strive to make a positive contribution to the world`s future challenges, and act in a sustainable manner.

Value Creation

Continuous improvement of our approach and client-centric culture enable us to create value for our clients. SONEAN`s ecosystem intelligence comes at a fraction of the price of services currently available in the global market providing a multiple of actionable insights. Decision-makers are exposed to gross inefficiencies, which we eliminate. SONEAN sets a new standard in disruptive solutions to corporate global intelligence.

Innovation

Staying intellectually curious and pioneering new techniques enable us to discover what is coming next. Since 2002 our sister entity, Funds@Work AG, has been instrumental in setting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards for institutional investors and corporates alike. SONEAN goes beyond ESG data to introduce network analysis – a new dimension to non-financial sustainability factors. SONEAN focuses on the ties that connect organizations within a global network to get a real picture of what drives the individual industries.

SONEAN Whitepaper February 2015

The social dependence of independent directors in Europe`s largest companies

Based on our extensive two year review of the largest listed 50 European companies (by market capitalization, STOXX 50), and their 445 executive as well as 476 non-executive directors (as of 1 January 2015) who represent these organizations, we have gained highly relevant insights into the social ties that connect these decision makers to over 13,000 organizations. Hereby we have gone beyond their academic (who studied with whom where) and professional links (who worked with whom previously), and followed a multiple tie approach including among others these directors` links to governments, foundations, think tanks, associations, the military, clubs, and many other organizations to uncover existing and prior ties.

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