Impact Makers: Schneider Electric Foundation
The Schneider Electric Foundation (under the aegis of the Fondation de France) uses social innovation and community engagement to invest in education, reduce the energy gap, and increase sustainability awareness. The Foundation marked its 20th anniversary in 2018. In a world where social and environmental challenges are more widespread and more urgent than ever, the Schneider Electric Foundation supports innovative and forward-looking initiatives to give as many people as possible the energy they need to succeed.
It is this pioneering spirit that the Schneider Electric Foundation is seeking to advance. They see their role as a catalyst for technological, social, and entrepreneurial innovation helping to close the energy gap and strives for a more equitable energy transition around the world. Ever optimistic, the Schneider Electric Foundation's aim is to help build a fairer, lower-carbon society to give future generations the keys to transform our world. And their employees are a critical part of achieving this vision.
For the Schneider Electric Foundation, employee engagement doesn’t stop at a participation statistic. The grants and employee giving programs are truly driven by the employees and laser focused on supporting organizations that employees are passionate about. Erin Gunning, North American Foundation Manager at Schneider Electric, is leading the charge for their employee driven programs and continually works to ensure the voice of the employees are ever present while aligning with the global mission of Schneider Electric. Even for their generous grants program, the North American Schneider Foundation focuses their funding on organizations employees have a vested interest in.
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