The Macquarie Group Foundation drives social impact work for Macquarie Group. We support our people, businesses, and communities to build a better future, and engagement with our people is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to leverage both financial and non-financial resources to achieve the greatest social impact possible.
Recognising that many people around the world face systemic barriers to employment, the majority of our funding focuses on breaking down these barriers and building effective pathways to employment.
Recognising that many people around the world face systemic barriers to employment, our funding focuses on breaking down these barriers and building effective pathways to economic security.
By focusing our grantmaking and using an alternative form of capital in the form of social impact investments, we are expanding the impact and sustainability of our community efforts and seeking to achieve the most significant social impact possible.
In support of communities and families across Ukraine, our people and the Macquarie Group Foundation have to date1 donated a total of $A3.5 million to organisations working to provide vital humanitarian support. Recipients included International Medical Corps and Razom.
We stand with the people of Ukraine and recognise the considerable suffering they are facing. We hope that these funds will provide practical help to those who need it most during this extremely challenging time.
We have an employee-led approach to giving, supporting our passionate people to contribute service, financial support and leadership to community organisations they choose, in the communities where they live and work. This means we leverage their time, expertise and networks for greater social impact.
We provide funding in a number of ways, including:
The Macquarie Group Collection and Macquarie Sports sit within the Macquarie Group Foundation.
In this episode, we explore the work and impact of the Macquarie Group Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group.
Our host Lisa George, Global Head of the Macquarie Group Foundation is joined by Erin Shakespeare, the Global Head of Philanthropy for the Foundation. Together, they discuss some of the initiatives and causes recently supported by the Foundation and how they encourage our people to give back by contributing their service, leadership and financial support to the causes and community serving organisations they feel passionately about.