What is elea's purpose?

About us

Purpose

elea exists to fight absolute poverty with entrepreneurial means, capitalizing on the benefits and opportunities of globalization.

Vision

We aspire to be a role model organization with charisma in the field of entrepreneurial philanthropy. As a professional and active investment manager, we create measurable, lasting impact. We strive to be the partner of choice for social entrepreneurs and philanthropic investors, and to provide an attractive platform for ambitious, talented professionals.

Values

elea's decisions and activities are guided by the following values:

People
We work for the benefit of people. Improving livelihoods and protecting the dignity of individuals is at the core of our endeavours. We are inspired by a high level of empathy.

Entrepreneurship
We are committed and resilient doers with commercial sense. We look out for opportunities and creative solutions, are prepared to take risks and act responsibly.

Partnership
Both within our organization and with our partners, we collaborate in an open, transparent way, based on mutual trust. We actively listen to understand diverse points of view, and we respect different perspectives. We support each other in realizing our goals.

Professionalism
We continuously develop our skills and we systematically apply relevant tools and methods to support our partners and manage our own organization in an effective way. We want our partners to feel confident about working with elea as a reliable organization that delivers on promises made.

Ethics
We act and engage ourselves consciously with high standards of ethics and a humble attitude. As an independent organization, we apply our liberty with equal levels of responsibility, and we are grounded in shared virtues of honesty, fairness and integrity.

elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization
Mühlebachstrasse 70
8008 Zürich
Switzerland
T +41 (0)43 466 77 44
F +41 (0)43 466 77 46