Presentation, gouvernance, partnership
The UNIAPAC Foundation, created in 2010, is a partner of UNIAPAC International. It has rapidly developed its activities with main priorities. Indeed, it brings to the fore, pools and implements innovative ideas pertaining to the purpose of the economy and business management, such as the implementation of social accountability anchored in the human aspect of business, through the fundamental needs of the men and women who are employed. Furthermore, the UNIAPAC Foundation supports and reinforces UNIAPAC’s worldwide network whilst bringing the network’s convictions and practices to the attention of major international institutions.
It also meets the training and transformation needs of the 45,000 business leaders around the world, in all sectors of the economy, who strive every day to create an economy that promotes Human Dignity and the Common Good.
Finally, the Foundation develops several research programs and is a key facilitator in UNIAPAC’s ongoing dialogue with all men and women of good will who are interested in ensuring the legitimate place of the human person in the economy.
Fonds de Dotation is the most efficient structure in terms of governments guaranty and taxes advantage. Fonds de Dotation benefits from Transnational Giving Europe founding system. Transnational Giving Europe is a network of prestigious philanthropic institutions collaborating internationally to foster charitable giving within Europe and covers 21 countries, offering to the citizens of these countries all the tax advantages of local donations to foundations.
The Board of Directors steers and validates the UNIAPAC Foundation’s strategic decisions, operational action plan and budget. It appoints the members of the Operational Committee and oversees its actions.
President: Bruno Bobone.
Board members: Sigrid Marz, Laurent Bataille, Philippe Mine, Pierre Deschamps, Luis Bameule, Rolando Medeiros, José Maria Simone, Sergio Cavalieri.
The Honours Committee promotes the universal vision and reflection of the UNIAPAC Foundation.
Its members are internationally renowned individuals who work to promote an economy that serves mankind and the common good.
The Friends Committee is made up of the main donors and patrons of the UNIAPAC Foundation.
It supports the Board of Directors in defining the Foundation’s main strategic orientations.
The Operational Committee is composed of a Delegate General, Rodrigo Whitelaw and a Projects Coordinator, François-Joseph Pitiot.
It ensures the operational management and promotion of the UNIAPAC Foundation.
International Labour Organization
Uniapac and the International Labour Organization have been working closely together since the ’30s. Since 2013, the UNIAPAC Foundation has been submitting the views of Uniapac associations to the International Labour Organization working group on the new United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Its committed contributions to negotiations ensured that “decent work for all” was included as one of the goals in the UN’s post-2015 agenda, thus asserting that one of the keys to fair and sustainable development is the opportunity for every individual to perform productive and decently remunerated work, combined with security and social protection for workers and their family.
Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Constant dialogue with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development ensures that the UNIAPAC Foundation participates in discussions on the financial system, the inclusive economy, the economic crisis, governance and ethics.
This dialogue provides a voice for the views and the actions of Christian business leaders in response to encyclicals on the subject of the economy and business, and thus conveys the reality and outlook of an enterprise contributing to the Common Good.
The Foundation represents Uniapac within the International Catholic Centre for Cooperation for UNESCO (CCIC). It helps finance the CCIC and participates in think tanks and actions pertaining to migration, interfaith dialogue, access to water, combating poverty and climate change.
The UNIAPAC Foundation has a cooperation agreement with the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics at the University of Oxford, coordinating research work that interfaces theology, economics and ethical business. This agreement provides for mobilising financial resources for research and for the organisation of seminars, researcher exchanges and teaching and training programmes.
Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice
The Foundation is engaged in reflection on questions pertaining to the economy and society with this institution, which strives to promote the Social Doctrine of the Church.
Together with this foundation, we share a vision of a business culture that dovetails with ethics.
Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Our Foundation reflects jointly with this Think Tank, which is close to the German CDU (seminar entitled “Investing for the Common Good” in Paris in 2013).
The Foundation has an institutional and editorial partnership with this German association, which is aimed at disseminating the Church’s social thinking.
The President of the UNIAPAC Foundation has spoken on several occasions at this annual summit designed to reflect on a more humane form of globalisation
The Capitaldon Endowment Fund
That supports research into, and the promotion and implementation of, new practices of governance and investment at the service of dynamic and responsible business development and job creation. In 5 years, CapitalDon has supported 15 of our research projects on ethics and finance, responsible leadership, and transforming company culture.
The Anber Foundation
A public interest foundation that has financed over 120 projects in the fields of education, health and work since it was created. Its support has enabled us to finance programmes in Africa on developing an economy at the service of Mankind in 2014 and ethical management in 2015.
FIUC - International Federation of Catholic Universities