As one of the world's leading business knowledge provider and event organizer, we believe we have a responsibility to not just provide excellent products and services, but to invest in the communities where our money can make a measureable impact.
In 2013, we launched the SZ&W Foundation to increase the focus and depth of our work with local and international communities and to find new ways of using the skills of our people to help support charitable work. We have created a powerful narrative that supports the work our staff do and also gives us the perfect platform to reach out to our clients and audiences. In 2014, we expanded the Foundation to SZ&W's Africa and MENA operations.
The Foundation is managed by a dedicated committee of staff from across the business, with executive oversight and strategic input and wide-ranging participation from teams working in every area of the company. We look to actively partner with charities that share our vision and where we feel our support can make a difference. We look to make long term commitments and to build genuine partnerships with the charities the committee and wider staff select.
These partnerships are regularly reviewed but we do not work on a short-term 'Charity of the Year' basis.
Our mission statement
The SZ&W Foundation partners with local and international charities that aim to improve the education and career opportunities among disadvantaged people, raising significant funds for those charities through SZ&W's portfolio of client events. The Foundation also seeks to provide a framework through which staff can volunteer a small amount of their time to contribute their skills and make a meaningful difference to the lives of others.
Donate to the SZ&W'S Foundation and its partner charities
You can donate online to the Foundation or any of its partner charities. If you want your donation to be directed to one of the charities please add the charity name – or an invoice number if it is in relation to a pledge at an event – and we will ensure it reaches them. You can do this using the email options that appear towards the end of the donation process.