Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation’s financial support goes hand in hand with our employees’ engagement and involvement, particularly in the area of solidarity.
In classical music, our goal is to make it accessible to as many of our employees as possible by promoting involvement at an amateur level and inviting them to multiple concerts. As such, Societe Generale Foundation produces around thirty concerts and masterclasses every year, provided by the musicians and ensembles supported each year. Additionally, a ticket office provides tickets for our partners’ public concerts throughout the year, which employees are invited to so that the music can be shared with them.
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Both through skills sponsorship with partner associations and mentoring young people, Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation encourages employees’ direct involvement. Discover now the new employee engagement platform as well as the needs expressed by our partner associations! Given the health situation, only missions that can be carried out remotely are currently authorized.
Getting involved during working hours
To ensure that every employee can undertake community actions during working hours, Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation offers a wide variety of ways to get involved. From sharing their skills to assisting with the education or working life of a person in difficulty, providing periodic support to an association or participating in the collective solidarity events organised by the Group, everyone can contribute as they wish, according to how much time they have available. Societe Generale gives its employees the opportunity to volunteer during working hours for associations that are partners of Societe Generale Foundation and/or that work in the Foundation’s areas of involvement: employment integration and education.
Various forms of engagement
The pro bono day, or the one-time mission
Under the skills sponsorship programmes, employees’ skills can be provided to associations on an ad hoc basis at no charge. By sharing their skills for a day or a session lasting a few hours, every employee has the opportunity to help an association solve a specific problem. As such, employees deliver high value-added know-how in response to an identified need such as communication, marketing, human resources, etc. These days are organised with our partner Pro Bono Lab. Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation’s partner associations are regularly looking for volunteers for one-off and individual missions. Those programmes provide ways to forge uptake around the Group’s values and foster internal cohesion, by creating connections between employees while enhancing the teams.
Sponsorship & mentorship
For a few hours per month for six months to a year, employees can support a person in difficulty – for example, help a young secondary school student from a disadvantaged area put together a career plan, a disadvantaged young graduate enter the job market or a refugee integrate through work. Many of Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation’s partner associations are continually looking for sponsors for their beneficiaries. In 2021, the #FiersDetreMentors (“proud to be mentors”) programme has contributed to many employees committing to supporting a young person.
Discover the experience of Marie, 28, Talent Manager at Société Générale, who accompanied Nouralden for 6 months with the association Kodiko.
Discover the experience of Bruno, a Société Générale employee, who has been accompanying Siné, a student, since 2020 with the association Proxité.
The solidarity day
For a few hours per month for six months to a year, employees can support a person in difficulty – for example, help a young secondary school student from a disadvantaged area put together a career plan, a disadvantaged young graduate enter the job market or a refugee integrate through work. Many of Societe Generale Foundation's partner associations are continually looking for sponsors for their beneficiaries. In 2021, the #FiersDetreMentors (“proud to be mentors”) programme has contributed to many employees committing to supporting a young person.
The annual solidarity event
Every year for the last ten years, the Group has held a solidarity special event in every location in its footprint. Although the formats differ each year and in each country, the common thread remains the same: to highlight employees’ engagement and the initiatives of partner associations of Societe Generale The Future is You Foundation or Group. In 2021, employees are volunteering to support young people through the Move For Youth Challenge: an international, sports, connected challenge for local and international associations working in the education and integration of young people.
Societe Generale launched a financial education programme in 2013, in partnership with the Crésus association, to help young people understand the challenges of good budgeting and plan ahead more effectively. This involved a tailor-made board game to respond to these issues. More than 4,000 people have benefited from this project since its creation, thanks to the involvement of over 350 employees.
Part-time work for older employees
For employees approaching retirement, Societe Generale has designed a system that gives them the opportunity to work part-time in an association while remaining employed in their company. As such, their experience and expertise helps the host structure build up skills by receiving input from an experienced senior.