Merchant Banking

In line with the group's Community Investment programme, Merchant Banking has decided to support non-governmental organisations and social enterprises that focus on enhancing the prospects of economically disadvantaged young people globally through a partnership with Epic Foundation.

This partnership is based on individual commitments from our employees and a matching scheme from the Merchant Banking Management Companies.

Founded in 2014, Epic is a global non-profit startup which provides solutions to make giving the norm. Epic leverages volunteering and giving solutions for individuals and corporations in order to support high-impact social organisations that tackle youth and children issues globally. Epic strictly partners on a pro bono basis so that 100% of the money received goes to Epic portfolio organisations.

Supported projects

Agir pour l’école (France)

Agir pour l'école developed a reading programme based on scientific research to combat failure at school.

Duo for a Job (Belgium)

Duo for a Job matches young immigrant job seekers with experienced professionals over 50 years old.

Educate (Uganda)

Educate supports education programmes to develop young leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa.

Gastromotiva (Brazil)

Gastromotiva prepares young people for careers in the culinary industry.

Prerana (India)

Prerana seeks to end the cycle of intergenerational trafficking in Mumbai. (France) empowers young people from low-income communities through training in programming.

Sport dans la Ville (France)

Sport dans la Ville promotes social and professional integration of disadvantaged young people.

The Brilliant Club (UK)

The Brilliant Club expands access to highly selective universities for students.