Fondation Lombard Odier

Lombard Odier’s corporate foundation: innovating to build a better society.

Fondation Lombard Odier carries out the philanthropic activities of our Firm and its Partners. The foundation nurtures privileged relationships with key institutions, for example with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the humanitarian field. It helps further the frontiers of scientific research with EPFL (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) and supports the emergence of new talents and technologies through venture kick. It also explores innovative financing mechanisms to better serve society.

Moreover, the foundation helps promote innovative ideas through TEDx events and encourages curiosity and open-mindedness in the next generation thanks to the annual "Prix des Voyages Extraordinaires" (Extraordinary Voyages Awards). These are granted to high-school seniors eager to embark on a personal adventure.

Convinced of the value of philanthropy for society, the foundation contributes to its development by facilitating dialogue between stakeholders and taking an active part in cooperative platforms, such as SwissFoundations, the European Foundation Centre, and the European Venture Philanthropy Association. Fondation Lombard Odier also publishes research designed to encourage philanthropy in Switzerland and the world.

Study: Innovation in Asian Philanthropy (April 2013, 156 pages)
Study: Advancing Philanthropy in Switzerland (2nd edition, initially published in 2010, 63 pages)