In France, nearly half (47%) of corporate foundations were created between 2000 and 2009, according to the last National Survey of Funds and Foundations published by the Observatoire de la philanthropie de la Fondation de France. 43% of corporate foundations were created over the past 10 years, of which 18% between 2015 and 2017 (1). The corporate foundations have shown dynamism and have become levers of innovation and transformation for the companies.
As part of the Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation’s Friends Club meetings, the Evergreen Campus of Crédit Agricole SA in Montrouge welcomed on November 28th, three female managers of Corporate Foundations who came to present their trajectories but also and above all the commitments and impact of the Foundations they lead.
Under the moderation of Eric Campos, Managing Director of the Grameen Credit Agricole Foundation, Miren Bengoa, Managing Director of the Chanel Foundation, Aurélie Bellemin, Managing Director of Fondation Solidarités by Crédit Agricole Centre-est, and Viviane Olivo, Managing Director of Fondation Crédit Agricole Nord de France shared with the audience the objectives and values of their respective Foundations and their point of view on the impact the work performed by corporate foundations may have on the business world and society at large.
(1) Article “Philantrophie : le boom des fondations d’entreprise”, Le Monde, 04/06/2019