A dedicated philanthropy department
In 2007, the bank was the first in Belgium to launch a « Philanthropy department » with a strong commitment to advising clients on their philanthropic journey. In the same way we advise the best investment solutions, we assist our clients in the management of their philanthropy in a professional manner. In this case, the purpose is to maximize the social impact.
This activity makes sense for us as it brings a new added value to wealth creation, which can be passed down through generations and is a source of personal enrichment.
Supported from the outset by our shareholders, our philanthropic activity is deeply rooted in our values.
Mission and actions
The main mission of the philanthropy activity is to emulate and promote philanthropy in the countries where Bank Degroof Petercam is active.
We are engaged in the following activities to fulfill this mission:
- Raising awareness around the importance of philanthropy
- Advising our clients
Our vision of philanthropy
We promote entrepreneurial and professional philanthropy, our main goal being to maximize social impact.
With this « Venture Philanthropy » approach, we aim to combine the best practices of existing and new businesses with those of the not for-profit sector.
Hence, we are constantly connected with the most innovative philanthropic players in Europe and the rest of the world.
Our teams' commitment
Our teams carry "humane" and other social values of utmost importance and take on personal commitments. Either within the Degroof Petercam Foundation (Solidarity Days) or via their position at Degroof Petercam (competency patronage)
Gingo: our social business
Gingo is the first collaborative philanthropy platform in Belgium. Based on the principle of crowdfunding, Gingo allows projects with high potential social and / or environmental finding funding from individuals and build a network.
Degroof Petercam Foundation
The philanthropy department is also responsible for managing and promoting philanthropic initiatives of our group through our own foundation. Degroof Petercam Foundation is active in the countries where we operate and focuses on education and entrepreneurship.