10 foundations whose funds go towards global economic development projects

An article consisting of lists of grantmakers whose aims are to make as many impacts for one purpose – giving opportunities to everyone. Have a read to see what each foundation’s missions are. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The foundation … Continue Reading

9 things you need to know about impact investing

84% of millennials are interested in investing in sustainability focused companies that hold a tangible connection with their social values. Between 2014 and 2016, sustainable, responsible and impact investing spending grew by 33 %, increasing from $6.57 trillion in 2014 … Continue Reading

Top 10 fictional foundations that everyone would love to work for

Have you ever watched a film and wished that those fictional foundations are real and wish that you could be a part of that foundation? They are often too good to be true. Read this article to see our list … Continue Reading

Optimy is attending the 2017 Swiss Foundation Symposium

With 13 000 foundations who have a capital of over 70 billion Swiss francs, it is safe to say that Switzerland knows a thing or two about philanthropy. This is why we are excited to announce that we will once … Continue Reading

How collaboration and partnerships can boost corporate sustainability

As Henry Ford used to say: “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” A quote that has not lost any of its relevance, also when it comes to pushing an organisation’s corporate sustainability objectives. Companies … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

How Sponsors use the Paralympic Games to promote their Corporate Social Responsibility

The Olympic Games in Rio this year have seen some great sponsorship campaigns. Today is the official start of the Paralympics – yes, the Games are not over yet! – providing another great opportunity to sponsors. The Paralympic Movement and … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

How to succeed in skills-based sponsorship? [infographic]

In today’s world, helping out others has proven to make yourself feel better. What a nice idea, and yet it is the principle of skills-based sponsorship. While this is still a French trend, skills-based sponsorship is getting a bigger place in … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Why CSR is important and what Millennials have to do with it

This is old news: if companies want to be successful, they have to be responsive to their customers’ demands. With consumers’ expectations constantly growing, this is increasingly challenging. It is no longer simply about providing a superior product or excellent … Continue Reading

How to involve employees in solidarity projects?

« The world’s leading hotel operator, AccorHotels has built its history on a deep dedication to forging ties. As a leader, we have always cared about upholding a high level of commitment to our employees, our guests, our partners and our … Continue ReadingContinue Reading

CSR practices – are they always good?

Almost every business pays attention to CSR, whether it is to improve our planet or their own image. But generally, it all comes down to making a difference. However, this is far from easy. It is not just about saying … Continue ReadingContinue Reading