The Kering Foundation was created in January 2009, based on an initial 5-year programme.
Below is a list of its Founding Members:
- François-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering
- Claude Chirac, Communications Consultant
- Laurent Claquin, PPR Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility
- Belén Essioux-Trujillo, Senior Vice-President Kering Human Resources
- Frida Giannini, Creative Director of Gucci
- Isabelle Guichot, Chairman & CEO of Balenciaga
- Mimi Tang, Chief Executive officer of PPR in Asia Pacific area
- Stella McCartney, Creative Director of Stella McCartney
- Jochen Zeitz, CEO and Chairman of the Managing board, Kering Chief Sustainability Officer
The PPR Foundation for Women's Dignity and Rights will take over and pursue a number of prior SolidarCité programmes in favour of Women's Dignity and Rights. The former association SolidarCité was subsequently dissolved.
- Fighting violence against women: Spousal violence, Gender-based violence, Female Genital Mutilation, Sexual exploitation, Trafficking in human beings, Forced marriages, Early marriages, Honour crimes, Rights of migrant women
In 2009, PPR Group decided to make a formal commitment in favour of women’s dignity and rights, with the following goals:
- Advance key causes where an enterprise can play a decisive role by the side of public authorities.
- “Promote gender equality and empower women”, one of the 8 UN Millennium Development Goals.
- Structure PPR Group’s social commitment around topics related to the business, image and clientele of PPR brands.
- Enhance the clarity and visibility of PPR’s action in terms of social sponsoring;
- Pursue the Group’s decentralisation of initiatives in PPR brands and companies, while offering them continued assistance.
The PPR Foundation was endowed with a budget of €1 million over 5 years. The Foundation's budget is fully funded by PPR Group.
There are many opportunities to get involved, learn more.
In order to match PPR Group’s strategic and geographic positioning, the PPR Foundation team will now source the community projects in a proactive way and directly get in contact with potential partners. From now on, the selection via the online application form and the Selection Committee is stopped.
Yes. Indeed, the PPR Foundation prefers co-funded projects and can only grant support up to 50% of a project's total budget.
The Kering Foundation has not defined any preferential area of action. The Foundation endeavours to build a geographically and thematically well-balanced portfolio of projects supported over any single year.
The PPR Foundation for Women's Dignity and Rights is a corporate Foundation and no individual can therefore be a direct volunteer in the PPR Foundation. Conversely, any employee of PPR brands and companies can engage in projects organised by the PPR Foundation or volunteer in organisations supported by the PPR Foundation.
If you are a PPR Group employee and wish to volunteer for a solidarity project dedicated to women, please feel free to find out about Solidarity Leaves.
In addition, the PPR Foundation will forward to its partner NGOs any request for volunteering from PPR employees.
The Kering Foundation supports exclusively non-profit associations in the context of partnerships aligned with its two priorities. The Foundation does not make any material donations either to individuals or to associations.
The Kering Foundation publishes a newsletter approximately every two months. Please register here if you wish to subscribe.
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