Pictet Group Foundation
Inspired by over 200 years of philanthropic tradition, the Pictet Group Foundation brings a focused and strategic approach to some of the world’s greatest challenges.
The Pictet Group Foundation focuses on two essential components of human life – water and nutrition. By working to increase access and equity in these areas, we aim to contribute to socio-economic development and improve the lives of individuals and communities.
Limited resources, lack of knowledge and systemic inequality are all key challenges faced by society. To address them, we partner with organisations that take an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to improving global health and building long-term resilience.
Our impact driven approach
We approach our mission through two areas of focus – water and nutrition. Both are in line with the Pictet Group’s thematic investments and areas of knowledge and expertise.
With over two billion people lacking access to safe water, we support solutions for properly managed water systems, improved sanitation and proper hygiene for people’s health and livelihoods. While our main focus is to bring these resources to communities across the globe, we also support solutions that help manage these freshwater resources for communities worldwide. We partner with organisations that combine a global vision with local action – collaborating with communities, local stakeholders and governments to build infrastructure and systems that guarantee access to water for generations to come.
The world is facing a triple burden of malnutrition – stunting, obesity and wasting, which is the most acute and life-threatening form. Health emergencies, conflict and rapid population growth are placing unprecedented strain on the global food system. This is intensified by rising temperatures, which fuel environmental degradation, natural disasters and water insecurity. We concentrate on addressing and preventing malnutrition throughout the life cycle of children and mothers. The organisations we support bring a sustainable, agile and effective approach to nutrition, with the aim of helping future generations reach their full potential.
Following the Pictet Group’s long tradition of giving back to the community, the Foundation supports employee volunteering and community involvement in locations where Pictet has offices. These efforts are especially focused on the areas of nutrition, water, the environment and education.
Our global impact
Projects supported by the Pictet Group Foundation include thematic initiatives that span the world and impact populations globally, as well as local engagement initiatives in countries where Pictet has offices.
About the Foundation
Pictet Group Foundation
Route des Acacias 60
1211 Geneva 73
The Pictet Group Foundation is a grant making foundation established by the Managing Partners of Pictet to pursue our long-term tradition of social engagement and environmental commitment.
The Pictet Group Foundation’s Board comprises current Pictet Group Partners, former Partners, as well as external members. Its chairman is Nicolas Pictet. The Board members are Renaud de Planta, Laurent Ramsey, Rémy Best, Nathalie Chaix and Christèle Hiss Holliger. The Board meets twice a year. The budget is provided by the Foundation’s endowment, allowing for stable and predictable funding.