At Lazard, we strive to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work. 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 worthy nonprofit organizations around the world.
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 socio-economic backgrounds.
The Lazard Foundation
The Lazard Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that support education for children, adolescents and young adults. The Foundation provides both financial and volunteer support to our nonprofit partners as well as employee engagement, team building, and leadership opportunities for our people in serving our education partners. Additionally, the Foundation's Matching Gift Program matches employees charitable donations to eligible nonprofit organizations.
Lazard New Visions Academy
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.
The Lazard Frères Gestion Foundation
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.
The commitments and work of Lazard Paris to increase access to social inclusion, enhance diversity and reduce our environmental footprint.
Work for Good
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.
We foster a culture of engagement that helps our people thrive personally and professionally.
We are proud of the rich cultural diversity of our people, and we continue to increase Lazard’s overall diversity.