HOLIDAY GIVING: OUR STAFF GET INVOLVED
Philanthropy is a means for us to build a better society, and all of us – as individuals, companies and the greater public – have a role to play. This is why the Fondation Lombard Odier has been involving Group staff in its holiday giving programme since 2011, when it launched the “Join us in giving!” initiative.
As a company, our purpose it is to preserve the wealth entrusted to us and to pass it on to future generations. Responsibility and a long-term vision are the fundamental values of the bank, and have been since its foundation in 1796. In this context, our unremitting commitment to philanthropy has endured throughout the two centuries of our company's history. We believe that this commitment is more important than ever in today’s tumultuous global environment.
For this reason, the teams dedicated to philanthropy have this year selected four associations working on projects that are connected to the refugee crisis in Europe; each organisation will each receive a financial donation from Fondation Lombard Odier to support their work. The amount that each organisation receives will be determined by way of the internal “Join us in giving!” programme, in which Lombard Odier Group staff will be involved for the fifth consecutive year.
Over the course of one month, members of staff will be invited to vote for one of these projects, or to make a personal donation to the association of their choice. Fondation Lombard Odier will donate CHF 100 for each vote cast and will double each individual donation made by a member of staff.
The four selected projects are:
- Terre des Hommes – Emergency Syria
- MOAS – Migrant Offshore Aid Station
- OSAR – Swiss Refugee Council
- Child's Dream – Education and training for refugees along the Myanmar/Thailand border
We are delighted that the programme has enjoyed growing success with each year, and we are confident that we will, this year, mark another milestone in the advancement of the programme. If you too feel inspired by this initiative and would like to support one of the four projects, why not log on to the website and make a donation?
About Fondation Lombard Odier
Fondation Lombard Odier carries out philanthropic activities for our Firm and the Partners. It works in close collaboration with key institutions in humanitarian aid and scientific research. It promotes innovation, champions new talent and aims to develop innovative financial mechanisms and social impact investing. It helps foster novel and original ideas and inspire curiosity and open-mindedness in young people. A staunch believer in the importance of philanthropy for society, Fondation Lombard Odier promotes dialogue between stakeholders and therefore actively participates in exchange platforms in the area of philanthropy and publishes research aimed at supporting its development.