Commitment to society and community

A company cannot build or develop itself by staying wrapped up in its own profession.

It must encounter others and invest in the long term. At Mazars, we believe that the whole company has duties towards its environment and professionals. We have chosen to commit ourselves in patronage operations conveying our interest for openness and discovery.

Mazars is a company that developed rapidly across 5 continents over the past few years. During its growth, the Group affirmed its community commitment through its active contribution in exceptional patronage operations, its commitment to the safeguarding and transmission of cultural heritage, democratization of culture and debates, but also the solidarity around children and education. 

Mazars support cultural Seasons

The concept of ‘Seasons’, ‘Years’ or ‘Festivals’ is a model that, in a quarter of a century, has remarkably evolved. The implementation of a ‘Season’ reflects a strong desire of two governments to highlight and reinforce exchanges within many areas: culture in general, innovation, science and technology, economy, tourism, sport, education, higher education, etc. Set up in collaboration with teams from both countries, led by commissioners, the ‘Seasons’ are made possible thanks to the support of public and private partners of the institutional business and media worlds. They are implemented and coordinated by the French Institute. Patrick de Cambourg, Chairman of Mazars, holds a seat in the ‘Council’ of the French Institute.  Mazars has been working with the French Institute for some years to support these ‘Seasons’.

Mazars and debates

Mazars encourages and supports debates by including a commitment to institutions and think tanks or by sponsoring events aimed at advancing social debates. For example, Mazars is a member of the IFRI, one of the main independent European centers of research, meetings and debates on international issues.

Mazars, sponsor of the IFRI

Mazars is a sponsor of IFRI (French Institute of International Relations), which is one of the main independent European centers of research on international questions and the only French Institute present in the top 10 think tanks in the world. Mazars supports the IFRI as part of its ‘Europe/ Emerging Countries’ project that brings together, around the IFRI Brussels, three other research units : the Asia Center, the Russia/NIS Center and the Contemporary Turkey program'.

http://www.ifri.org/

 The Montaigne Institute

The Montaigne Institute is a laboratory of ideas – a think tank – created in 2000 by Claude Bébéar. To analyse, compare and advise: these are its reasons of being. It contributes to the development of France’s assets in the global context.

  • It brings together business leaders, government officials, academics and representatives of civil society from different backgrounds and experiences.
  • Thanks to the contribution of researchers that is associated to its work, its working groups that bring together complementary skills, the Montaigne Institute elaborates and distributes long-term concrete suggestions on the big political, economic and social challenges in our societies. It defends its ideas to public authorities, whatever its colour.
  • Through its publications and events (conferences, seminars, study tours…), the Montaigne Institute wishes to fully act out its role as an actor of democratic debate.
  • As an actor committed to debates, Mazars is happy to support the Montaigne Institute and participate to its thoughts and work.

 Mazars and its commitment to solidarity and education

Across the five continent in which it operates, the Mazars Group is commited alongside associations to act on behalf of vulnerable children, particularly in areas such as the fight against poverty and helping vulnerable families, as well as access to education, culture, care, or decent housing. The Group also supports actions to facilitate the integration of people affected by disability, whatever the nature of the cause (mental, physical, cultural or social), as well as initiatives that are part of a sustainable development approach. In some countries, Mazars is involved in the social field through a foundation.

A few recent examples of supported projects:

  • China: Color of China
    Mazars supports this non-profit organization which funds the school fees of over 5000 school children from the villages in the Guangxi region. The association also builds schools.
  • Singapore: Enfants du Mékong (‘Children of the Mekong’)
    ‘Enfants du Mékong’ (‘Children of the Mekong’), is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose main goal is the individual sponsorship of under-privileged children allowing them to access their education. ‘Enfants du Mékong’ also implemented the funding of sustainable development projects linked to the protection of children. Its work is based in Southeast Asia bordering the Mekong River and in the Philippines.
  • Argentina: Natali Dafne Flexer Foundation
    This foundation helps children with cancer and their families, and promotes access to care.
  • Brazil: aid brought to a crèche in a favela
    Mazars contributes financially and in kind (required financial statements, which will help the school to gain credibility and collect donations) as well as in skills (professionals of the Rio de Janeiro office regularly carry out collections of toys, clothes, books, donations; and participate in special events organized for the children: Christmas…).
  • Poland: French companies for Polish children
    This campaign, organized by the France-Poland Association and the PAH (Polish Humanitarian Action) Foundation under the patronage of the French Embassy and the French CCI in Poland, aims to fund meals for children from families in need.
    Furthermore, Mazars in Poland provides free accounting services to the Fundacja Entraide Foundation that acts in favor of the under-privileged (orphans, homeless…).
  • France: Télémaque Institute
    The Télémaque Institute assists young, brilliant and motivated high school students from under-privileged backgrounds in order to give them every chance to succeed, according to their merit.
    The approach, implemented by the Télémaque Institute offers:
    - individual monitoring until the end of high school, through a double tutoring program,
    - financial support allowing them to conduct their projects.

Mazars also supports ‘Nos quartiers ont des talents’, an association that created a sponsorship system recruiting managers of its member companies, so that they can help young postgraduates in their job search.

In addition, Mazars in France created a Foundation in 2009 for Childhood and Solidarity, Health and Sustainable Development: link to the foundation, can be found at http://www.mazars.com/Home/About-us/Partnership-Social-Responsability/The-Mazars-Foundation

Mazars supports the Institut du Bosphore

Conceived as a platform for permanent, free and objective dialogue and debate, Institut du Bosphore reviews geopolitical, economic, general society and cultural issues in order to emphasise Turkey's involvement in the social fabric of the world, and in particular with regard to its proximity with the European Union and France. Acting as a real bridge between French and Turkish public opinion, Institut du Bosphore aims to foster shared dialogue between the people of France and Turkey concerning Europe and the world that faces us.

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