The Indosuez Foundation
Social value above all
By tradition and by nature, Wealth Management, philanthropy and volunteer work are three sectors that are able to combine their resources to meaningfully contribute to projects that bring social value.
In France, our Bank and its employees are invested through the Indosuez Foundation, under the auspices of the Fondation de France, alongside those who are working in the field.
One cause: vulnerable communities
Since 2011, the Indosuez Foundation has supported concrete projects that support vulnerable communities, from the elderly to the disabled and teenagers and young adults with drug addiction problems or behavioural issues.
The Indosuez Foundation’s achievements:
The majority of projects being supported are sponsored by human-scale associations founded by support workers or families to address specific issues.
Guided by standards
The projects that the Indosuez Foundation supports are carefully selected and meet strict criteria: they must be innovative, and the association must have a strong human dimension, be highly professional and have a solid business model.
An Executive Committee makes the final selection and the corresponding budget allocation. It is comprised of qualified, experienced individuals from outside the organisation, who are fully versed in the issues of vulnerable communities; one representative from the Fondation de France; and employees of Indosuez France.
The Indosuez Foundation benefits from the vitality and skill sponsorship of the people of Indosuez France who choose to participate in its initiatives. They are responsible for project pre-selection and appraisal, and have the support of Senior Management to be personally involved for 1% of their working time.
The professionalism and innovative nature of the initiative driven by Indosuez France’s employee volunteers have raised the Indosuez France Foundation to the rank of spokespeople recognised for their dialogue with other foundations, including family foundations.
As such, our clients and prospects benefit from advice on philanthropic structuring and value-added impact investing inspired by our field experience.