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.
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 support them to use their time, expertise and networks for greater social impact.
We provide funding in a number of ways, including:
We're supporting innovative Macquarie teams helping to solve social issues through existing business models and creating ways to have a deeper social impact.
We are discovering opportunities to drive more shared value at Macquarie and uncovering the many ways our businesses are already innovating in this area. We are now focusing on how the Foundation can help catalyse more of this social impact driven through our businesses.
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 employment.
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.
Alongside our focus on breaking down barriers to employment, we have a small number of special grant programs which respond to areas of greatest social need. Explore these programs below.
The Macquarie Group Collection and Macquarie Sports sit within the Macquarie Group Foundation and contribute to our efforts to strengthen the communities in which we live and work.
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.