Social Responsibility

Working Together. Photo by Lazard Employee Julia Pash Working Together. Photo by Lazard Employee Julia Pash

Passion and purpose drive our support for local communities through both charitable contributions and hands-on volunteer activities. We encourage our people to participate through volunteer programs that allow for individual engagement, team building, and leadership opportunities, and we provide financial support to nonprofit organizations around the world.

2023 Corporate Sustainability Report

Our 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) illustrates our continued commitment to developing and inspiring our employees, our approach to risk management and effective governance, and our global wellness, environmental and philanthropic initiatives.

At Lazard, we take a proactive approach to identifying financially material risks and opportunities and hold ourselves accountable to our goals. Our people are our most important asset, and their dedication is critical to successfully achieving these goals and meeting the needs of our diverse, global client base.

Click here to read Lazard's 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report.

The integration of sustainability and ESG factors in our engagement addresses evolving stakeholder interests in our culture, strategy and performance, enhancing the overall understanding of Lazard’s long-term value.

Alexandra Deignan Head of Treasury, Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability

Our Community Engagement Groups

Lazard Empowers gives colleagues the opportunity to get involved with the nonprofit SEO London by sponsoring its social mobility-focused program SEO ADVANCE, which works with secondary school students aged 16-18 years from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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The Lazard Foundation partners with nonprofits to provide teens from under-resourced communities with skill-based programming related to career preparation, financial education and professional capital. Our partnerships are in cities where Lazard is present, and encompass financial investments and volunteer engagements. Each year, the Lazard Foundation earmarks funds to match certain personal donations to qualified nonprofit organizations made by U.S. employees.

The Lazard New Visions Academy, announced in May 2021, is a two-year pilot program funded by the Lazard Foundation. It is a signature initiative, created in partnership with New Visions for Public Schools, that will provide approximately 600 New York City public high school students from under-resourced communities with the opportunity to gain vital knowledge, experience and relationships to set them on a path toward future professional careers.

Created in 2020, the purpose of the Lazard Frères Gestion Foundation is to promote and safeguard patronage of the arts, in particular music and painting, through the restoration and exhibition of works of art, as well as through education and research.

Lazard S'Engage promotes the work and commitment of Lazard Paris to increasing access to social inclusion, enhancing diversity and reducing our environmental footprint.

Our global Work for Good program promotes employee engagement through organizations that facilitate volunteer work and charitable giving. We provide employees paid time-off to volunteer with a wide variety of local charities.