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10 December 2020

Hybrid Structures in Switzerland

Swiss law does not provide for a so-called “social enterprise” legal form. Thus, social entrepreneurs can choose various legal forms (corporation, cooperative, foundation, association) or consider using a hybrid structure with two independent entities to combine both a social welfare model that guides its mission of impact (the non-profit organisation) and a revenue generation model (the for profit entity) that guides its commercial activities.

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This combination allows a clear separation and accountability between the business activities and the social goals. This offer an independence of both entities while keeping a great flexibility.

The following options are typical hybrid structure models that are usually established in Switzerland:

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