Inspired to Act – BGO’s Philanthropy Mission

BGO employees from across the global enterprise play a year-round, pivotal role in directing company resources towards organizations that are on the frontlines of progress. Their voices, ideas, and energy are the conscience and driving force behind BGO Inspired – our worldwide philanthropy and relationship nurturing program with the charitable community. Central to our charitable mission is to forge diversity, equity and inclusion partnerships with charitable organizations whose work is critical to healing underserved communities and seeding them with opportunities that inspire hope and uplift fortunes. BGO Inspired reflects our firm’s values and demonstrates our commitment to urgent action and decisive change through 4 key pillars of activity.

Pillar 1
Employee Inspired

Employee matching

In support of the generosity that our employees show to organizations and charitable causes of their choosing, BGO matches individual donations dollar-for-dollar to double the impact

Employee matching
Employee advocacy

Employee advocacy

In admiration for the dedication that many of our employees demonstrate through their involvement in not-for-profit boards, BGO directs up to $1,000 to advance the mission of the organizations that an employee gives their time and energy to outside of work.

Pillar 2
DEI Inspired

ERG Inspired

BGO’s employee resource groups (ERGs) are specially curated internal forums for cross-cultural dialogue, understanding and education between members and allies. Through BGO Inspired, we are harnessing the power from the BGO Black Professionals Alliance, BGO Asian Network, BGO PRIDE and the BGO Women’s Network to build bridges with external organizations that share their values and deliver support where it is most needed.

ERG Inspired

Leadership Inspired

Accountability for our firm’s DEI mission and firm values starts at the top, and every year, our global leadership team direct timely donations to organizations that serve the urgent needs of communities facing social hardship or calamity from natural disaster.

Pillar 3
Community Inspired

Akai Hane Foundation

Asia

Chinmaya Mission

Asia

Daily Bread

Canada

JDRF

Canada

Kids Help Phone

Canada

Looking Glass Foundation

Canada

The Bowery Mission

United States

United Way

Canada

UrbanPlan Hong Kong

Asia

Local Giving Where it is Most Needed

Our offices around the world forge ties to their local communities that affirm our place as responsible and conscientious citizens. In the cities where we work and call home, we provide annual donations and volunteer time to organizations that are filling critical gaps in human welfare and social services that families rely on for their livelihood.

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BGO x MLSE launchpad

Pillar 4
Globally Inspired

Habitat for Humanity

Lending a hand up in eco-friendly home construction projects builds a direct connection between our world and the needs of struggling but resilient families around the world. Every year, in cities where BGO is present, our teams are rolling up their sleeves and building or retrofitting homes that represent hope and belonging for the communities of tomorrow.

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Habitat for Humanity is volunteers builds housing for people

Tenure in trees

In what has become a cherished annual tradition for BGO, at year-end we convert the time that our employees dedicate at work into something lasting and renewable. For every year of tenure that employees invest in our firm’s success, we plant a single tree. We are growing our mini-BGO forests around the world with over 35,000 trees planted to date and many more to come.

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