I am a strong believer in the act of giving. Accomplished businesses should build strong philanthropy cultures and encourage their members to exercise the act of giving through the Firm and experience the benefits of sharing.
Since its creation in 2012, the ATOZ Foundation, operating under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, has sponsored projects promoting education, research and projects encouraging social cohesion.
A great variety of projects are supported through the ATOZ Foundation: educating young girls in Cambodia at the Happy Chandara School, research on cures for degenerative neurological diseases at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedecine (LSCB), helping children with autism to learn and grow with the organization Ouest 22, improving the quality of life for foster children and children living in group homes.
On 30 June at an evening reception with all our people, the ATOZ Foundation granted financial support to these initiatives, handing out symbolic cheques and giving each of them the opportunity to accomplish their goals of education and research. I believe that these projects have the potential to change the lives of many and I am content in knowing that our people at the Firm were able to participate in this experience of giving.
I recently read Sir Richard Branson’s best-seller book “Screw business as usual” and I couldn’t agree more with the statement: “Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this next great frontier where the boundaries between work and higher purpose are merging into one, where doing good really is good for business.”
I know that more businesses in Luxembourg will follow and ATOZ together with the ATOZ Foundation will continue its journey as a sustainable and responsible firm.
To read more about the Atoz Foundation, its projects and people please follow this link: Atoz Foundation