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Swiss Responsible Business Initiative enjoys solid support ahead of public referendum on 29 November

"Responsible business initiative enjoys solid support", 23 Oct 2020

Supporters of the so-called Responsible Business or Corporate Responsibility Initiative have a 30-percentage point lead. It has solid backing notably from the political left, women and low-income earners, according to the poll...

One of the crucial factors that could decide the outcome of the vote is the support of the grassroots centrist parties and independent voters, says Martina Mousson, project leader at the GfS Bern research institute that conducted the survey...

The political scientist believes that particularly environmental aspects of the initiative could play a key role in attracting voters from outside the left-wing political spectrum.

However, Mousson says concerns about how stricter corporate rules could negatively impact the Swiss economy could tip the balance against the initiative, as has been the case for previous left-wing appeals for economic justice...

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