Monique Bär is actively engaged in the fields of social integration, sustainability, and leadership. She is founder and president of the Arcas Foundation, which focuses on work integration in Switzerland. She is co-initiator of the Swiss Circle for Responsible Leadership, is on the Board of Educa Swiss, a foundation which promotes and finances education initiatives, and a member of the Board of Forma Futura Invest AG, an independent asset manager for sustainable assets.
She holds a mandate on the Board of Equimo AG, where she furthers investments in social property, and she is on the Executive Board of Swiss Foundations, an association of Swiss grant-establishing foundations that promotes philanthropy in Switzerland. Monique has been a supervisor and coach in a variety of business organizations, as well as in the non-profit field, since the mid-nineties. She holds degrees in engineering (Dipl. Ing. ETH) and supervising and coaching (IAP, Zürich).