R&Co4Generations is Rothschild & Co’s philanthropic group approach for supporting social and environmental causes, locally and globally.

Through R&Co4Generations we collaborate with social purpose organisations working to address the effects of social and economic inequalities and climate change. Our core mission is to protect our world and empower future generations.

I believe whole-heartedly in our firm’s capacity to empower the next generations to make the changes our societies and our planet need.”

Chair of R&Co4Generations Alexandre de Rothschild

Our approach to driving change

We seek to engage with charities and social enterprises in ways which make the greatest possible impact, bringing the combined resources and talents of the Rothschild & Co ecosystem to bear in pursuit of the R&Co4Generation goals.

The R&Co4Generations fund offers traditional grant funding and alternative forms of project support, including impact investing, social loans, pro-bono advisory and volunteering support.

R&Co4Generations seeks to drive change by supporting initiatives under three themes:

Entrepreneurial mindsets

Example projects might include:

  • Collaborative projects to unlock potential and develop 21st century skills
  • Changemaker programmes focused on equalities and the environment

Skills and talents

Example projects might include:

  • Tutoring and mentoring programmes
  • Scholarship programmes
  • After-school programmes in the areas of art, music, sports

Environment and innovation

Example projects might include:

  • Innovative solutions to address social inequalities or climate change
  • Innovative processes to deliver services, information or knowledge to young people

Connecting our people to purpose

In line with Rothschild & Co's long tradition of philanthropy, our people and the causes they care about are at the heart our strategy. People across our geographies and at all levels of experience are encouraged to help shape R&Co4Generations. Regardless of location, division, or level of seniority we ensure that our colleagues can give back in whatever way they can: whether it is giving their time, sharing their skills and experience, or participating in fundraising campaigns.

Our projects

In addition to supporting projects that operate close to our offices, each year R&Co4Generations will engage in a number of global flagship projects which involve long term, multi-layered support and provide opportunities for our people globally to become engaged. As we believe that one of the most effective ways we can make a meaningful difference is by sharing our professional knowledge and skills as a business, our colleagues are invited to collaborate on pro bono projects for our partners and local not-for-profits.

Global projects

Our global projects operate in multiple geographies, tackling issues of global significance.

Regional projects

Our local projects are focused on local initiatives that operate close to our offices.

Pro bono Advisory

Our Pro bono Advisory initiative offers free professional advice to social purpose organisations, helping to sustain and scale organisational effectiveness.

Progress Report 2021-22

Our progress report outlines the work of our charity partners and Rothschild & Co volunteers who have gone above and beyond to support our mission.


To focus and maximise our impact, R&Co4Generations’ mission is in alignment with the ambitions of six UN Sustainable Development Goals: