London stock exchange group celebrates LSEG Foundation Day 2018
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today celebrates LSEG Foundation Day across its global offices. As part of the event, LSEG will donate the equivalent of one day’s trading fees from our markets, London Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana and Turquoise to charity. LSEG expects to donate in the region of £500,000 today. Distributed through the LSEG Foundation, the funds raised will help support a wide range of charities in the communities in which LSEG operates around the world. LSEG is also pleased to announce two new regional charity partners today, Crée Ton Avenir in France, and CAF Onlus in Italy.
To mark the occasion in London, David Schwimmer, CEO, London Stock Exchange Group welcomed Mark Devlin, Chief Operating Officer, UNICEF UK and Fred Sharrok, Chair, School-Home-Support (SHS) to open trading on London markets this morning. They were joined by David Dickson, Executive Head of Eastbury Community School and students from the school. Eastbury Community School is one of the schools that LSEG employees have supported through SHS.
David Schwimmer, CEO, LSEG:
“We are delighted to welcome two inspirational charities to open London markets. UNICEF, School-Home-Support and all the other charities the LSEG Foundation supports around the world are an inspiration to us all. Together with our customers and colleagues, we will continue to raise money and promote their important work with disadvantaged youth.”
Mark Devlin, Chief Operating Officer, UNICEF UK:
“At UNICEF, we are delighted to be celebrating our partnership with LSEG, which has over the years supported us in providing clean water, nutritional supplements, and vital medicine to millions of children across the world. More recently, LSEG has been supporting a vital programme in Zambia to equip young women with the skills they need to build a career and get ahead in life. LSEG is also helping to keep children safe in emergencies through its support of UNICEF’s Children’s Emergency Fund. The continued commitment to improving lives of children around the world must be commended.”
At LSEG’s major offices in London, Milan, New York, Paris and Sri Lanka today, LSEG employees will be taking part in a number of activities to promote the work of regional and local charities including Crée Ton Avenir in France, and CAF Onlus in Italy, SLAPSW in Sri Lanka, School-Home-Support in the UK and City Harvest in the USA. Today also marks the 22nd anniversary of working with UNICEF, the Group’s global charity partner. During the past three years, LSEG has funded the Zambia Girls project as well as the Emergency Fund.
LSEG Foundation is focused on helping young people from disadvantaged background develop the life and business skills they need. As part of this commitment, a Group-wide volunteering policy was launched in 2016, encouraging LSEG employees to take up to two days off per year to volunteer for a charity of their choice.
Jaine Stannard, CEO, School-Home-Support in the UK:
"School-Home Support's partnership with LSEG has transformed our charity. The financial support provided by the LSEG Foundation has enabled us to develop the capacity to expand beyond London and enabled us to help vulnerable children in two key locations in the UK. In addition, LSEG's talent has been directly involved, working with the children and families SHS support to raise aspirations, provide career guidance to young people and support parents to find employment. We're looking forward to continuing to work together."
Isabelle Andrieu, CEO, Crée Ton Avenir in France:
“Crée Ton Avenir is delighted to have been selected by the LSEG Foundation as one of its partner charities for the next three years. Crée Ton Avenir’s mission is to help reduce the impact of a disadvantaged background on a student's educational path and future career. This partnership will help Crée Ton Avenir broaden its scope to reach thousands more students; by helping them identify their core competencies and regain self-confidence, they will be armed with more options to navigate towards their future careers.”
Luisa Pavia, CEO, CAF Onlus in Italy:
“We are delighted to have been chosen as LSEG’s regional charity partner in Italy. This three-year programme will support the work the charity does to help minors who are victims of mistreatment and sexual abuse, ultimately supporting young people to rebuild their lives. We are looking forward to working with the LSEG Foundation and LSEG’s staff in Italy.”
- Equivalent of a day’s trading fees to be donated to charity; expected to raise in the region of £500,000
- Global charity partner UNICEF and UK charity partner School-Home-Support open London markets
- New charity partners announced in France and Italy
- Event marks over 20 years of partnership with UNICEF
- Since 2010, the Group has donated around £7 million to charity
- Charities supported by LSEG Foundation focus on helping young people develop vital life skills