Cartier Philanthropy turns five!

11 Mar 2019

We have been quite busy in the past few months celebrating Cartier Philanthropy’s 5th anniversary. While we recognise that five years is a short time, we really wanted to mark the occasion.

We have been quite busy in the past few months celebrating Cartier Philanthropy’s 5th anniversary.

While we recognise that five years is a short time in the cycle of long-term development aid, we really wanted to mark the occasion.

During this time, we have invested 45 million Swiss francs (at end March 2018), partnering with more than 30 non-profit organisations that address the most pressing issues in the least developed regions of the world. We are proud that this work has contributed to the implementation of rigorous, measurable solutions that have proven themselves to be effective and impactful.

We are still far from achieving our vision of freeing everyone’s potential, but have successfully moved from promise to progress, bringing to life our ambition of expanding the social and economic opportunities of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Celebrations for our 5th anniversary took place in Geneva, Paris, New York and Munich. 
These events were an opportunity to inaugurate the photo exhibition “Resilience”, showing men, women and children as they rise from the ruin of devastated lives to meet poverty with hope and determination (as you can see in the slideshow photos).

Highlights of these events were the participation of organisations we work with: mothers2mothers, an international NGO that unlocks the potential of mothers and their families to eliminate paediatric AIDS throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and the World Food Programme, who sets up school meal programmes that we support in Burkina Faso, Mozambique and, more recently, Jordan to ensure kids go to school and are able to learn.

We’re delighted to share this short videos of the celebrations that took place in Geneva.