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.

2021 Corporate Sustainability Report

Lazard's 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) demonstrates our environmental, social and governance (ESG) approach, initiatives and perspectives on key topics prioritized by our stakeholders - including employees, clients, shareholders, business partners and communities.

A focus on ESG matters underpins our business and is imperative to fulfilling our mission of serving clients responsibly and creating long-term value.

Lazard's fourth annual CSR illustrates our continued commitment to developing and inspiring our employees and highlights our global environmental and philanthropic initiatives. Through our focus on ESG and sustainability across the firm, we strive to have a positive impact on the economy, society and the environment.

Click here to read Lazard's 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report.

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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 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 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. 

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.