At Natixis Investment Managers, we believe it’s our civic responsibility to help improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. Through Together for Better®, our community involvement program, we combine our resources, our talents and passions, and the collective power of our community partners to fulfill this important mission.
We collaborate with local non-profit health and human services organizations to help address the needs of our most vulnerable populations. We seek to enhance educational experiences and opportunities by providing direct support to schools and scholarships for students. We support cultural enrichment with music sponsorships – all to help make our communities stronger.
PhilanthropyOur philanthropic model is unique. Our employees are personally involved with the non-profit organizations we support. Each agency we assist has a dedicated team of Natixis employees who partner with their staff to develop and implement an annual plan that ensures that our help is directed to the areas where it’s needed most. For added support, senior leaders from Natixis volunteer to chair each team and many serve on the boards of our non-profit partners.
Our partner organizations:
Our approach has earned widespread recognition in the community and the industry. Natixis employees have been named Boston’s Most Generous for seven years running, and their work with the John Winthrop School has been held up as an example by the City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office.
Charitable giving is a vital part of the culture at Natixis, and efforts in Boston are amplified across the country and the globe with similar programs at our offices in San Francisco, London and Paris.
Our relationship with the John Winthrop School aims to effect long-lasting, positive change for grade school students in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. Combining corporate funding with volunteer events, mentoring and other programs, our efforts are making a difference in the lives of the Winthrop students and their families.
Our partnership with the John Winthrop School began with our IT Department conducting a comprehensive audit of the school’s technology to help administrators develop long-term technology-enabled educational programs. In connection with this effort, we have provided laptops, software, iPads and Smart Boards to several classrooms. Since that time, we have engaged in other initiatives designed to improve the school and the learning environment, including soundproofing the cafeteria and transforming unused outdoor space into a beautiful garden, developing a holiday gift giving program, conducting school supply drives, and organizing a summer volunteer clean-up day.
Every week, our employees visit the school and participate in its Power Lunch Mentoring Program. Our mentors work one-on-one with students to help raise confidence levels, improve literacy skills and cultivate curiosity.
Corporate Sponsorships and Scholarship Program
Newport Jazz Festival, National Youth Jazz Orchestra
As presenting sponsor of the Newport Festival in the United States and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in London, we also seek to preserve the cultural experience of jazz music for future generations. We extend that support to student musicians with a successful scholarship program:
- The George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship: Since 2012, Natixis has gifted $5,000 scholarships annually to deserving students from Rhode Island and Massachusetts who perform each year in their All State Bands at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Inspire! was established in 2004 and is an Education Business Partnership working in the London Boroughs of Hackney, Camden and Islington. Inspire! seeks to raise the achievements and aspirations of young people, develop their motivation and skills for the world of work, and increase their ability to choose and achieve positive career, life and learning goals.
Providence Row is a homeless charity which has been tackling the root causes of homelessness to help vulnerable people get off, and stay off, the streets of London since 1860. The organization offers integrated services including crisis support, advice, recovery, and learning and training programs, which ensures that people gain the support and opportunities they need to create a safe, healthy and sustainable life away from the streets.
Launched in June 2014, and supported by Sir Michael Rake, Chairman of the CBI, and Peter Cheese, CEO of the CIPD, the Mayor’s Corporate Commitment asks businesses to pledge the following three things:
- Recognize the role employee volunteering plays in improving employability.
- Recognize the value of volunteering experience in the recruitment of young people.
- Give staff a minimum of one day per year to volunteer.
The Natixis Rugby Cup represents the firm’s long-standing commitment to the development of rugby in Europe and Asia. Natixis has been the official sponsor of Racing 92 since 2007 and has been supporting the educational project of its rugby schools since 2013. Natixis is also the title sponsor of the Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) Rugby Section, Hong Kong’s oldest rugby club and one of Asia’s most prestigious sports clubs.
La Mie de Pain
Since 2010, Ostrum Asset Management has been an exclusive partner of La Mie de Pain, an association devoted to providing emergency aid and reintegration services to the most vulnerable members of society for the past 128 years. Thanks to this sponsorship program, the firm, together with more than 120 employees, provides reliable and long-lasting financial, material, and skill-based philanthropy and volunteer support.