The ENGIE Foundation's philosophy: providing the energy of possibility

Providing the energy of possibility to build a better world for the future? Who better to do this than ENGIE, one of the world’s leading energy players…

More than ever, the ENGIE Foundation believes we need to be optimistic and work together to find solutions for the future. In a world facing many challenges, including global warming, migration, biodiversity conservation, access to energy for all and tackling poverty, we believe that the energy required to drive the most useful, necessary and ambitious projects must be unleashed as a matter of urgency. This is the mission of the ENGIE Foundation, and it is also the vision shared by all ENGIE employees around the world.

« Our objective is to make projects possible by mobilising all the energy around our partners, giving them the benefit of our global reach and our full gamut of expertise, including that of our 2,000 employees who volunteer their time for humanitarian projects. »

Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE and Chairman of the ENGIE Foundation
Gerard Mestrallet

« Our objective is to make projects possible by mobilising all the energy around our partners, giving them the benefit of our global reach and our full gamut of expertise, including that of our 2,000 employees who volunteer their time for humanitarian projects. »

The ENGIE Foundation’s commitments: children and young people in need, access to energy for all, and biodiversity

For the past 25 years, the ENGIE Foundation has been mobilising energies to help the weakest and most vulnerable. Its primary focus has been children and young people in need, giving them the confidence to grow by supporting projects that promote inclusion through culture, education, health or sport. Support for children is in keeping with the Foundation’s philosophy: children will build the world of tomorrow, so giving them the energy to act is vital to the future of the planet.

In recent years, the ENGIE Foundation has evolved to take up new challenges: access to energy for all and protecting biodiversity. Like support for children, these are crucial challenges for the future of our planet and its sustainable growth.

Emergency assistance and support for refugees

Climate crises in places such as Haiti are becoming increasingly commonplace. This is something that the ENGIE Foundation felt unable to ignore. Part of its budget has therefore been set aside for emergency assistance, as distinct from the projects supported under agreements with our partners.

With migration on the rise worldwide, the Foundation is also committed to assisting migrants and refugees, whether driven by economic, political or climatic factors.

Supporting projects led by women

Of the world’s 800 million illiterate individuals, 75% are women. And yet women are often the linchpins of development. They are innovators who work hard to improve the day-to-day lives of their families.

Consequently, women often play a key role in projects supported by the ENGIE Foundation, whether promoting the social inclusion of children or access to energy for all.

Over 1,000 projects in 25 years, in 25 countries

Over the past 25 years, the ENGIE Foundation has supported some 1,000 projects, charitable organisations and institutions. So many encounters and shared adventures, so many smiles and emotions, so many lives transformed. And as the years go by, more stories continue to be written… and more energy is unleashed to build a better world for the future.

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