Evolem, a socially responsible investor
Training people, creating jobs, developing businesses
Since July 2013, EVOLEM has been a signatory of the PRI (Principles of Responsible Investment), which is an international network of investors working together to provide a benchmark on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues.
See our Responsible Investment Charter
EVOLEM places the wider community at the heart of its actions :
- by founding its own endowment fund, EVOLEM CITOYEN
- by making a commitment to players of public Interest
- by investing in an employment organization
Created in 2013, EVOLEM CITOYEN participates in the fields of employment, training and economic development. EVOLEM CITOYEN prioritises youth employment.
EVOLEM CITOYEN helps and supports social innovation in these areas through :
- Sponsorship (financial and skills based)
- connecting people and exchange of good practices
- monitoring and disseminating information
A few examples of projects supported and initiated by EVOLEM CITOYEN :
In 2015, EVOLEM CITOYEN created the website key4job, aimed specifically at getting young people into work. Today there are more than a few hundred support initiatives, projects and programmes which are listed and freely accessible thanks to this website.
In 2017, EVOLEM CITOYEN and EVOLEM teamed up with INSIGN in order to co-found EDENSCHOOL. This school is aimed at less than 18 year-olds who had been excluded or risked being excluded from mainstream schools. They will be trained for 2 years in mobile and web development. This school will introduce them to real-life situations with ⅔ hands-on training and ⅓ theory. Edenschool welcomed its first pupils in September 2017 in Villeurbanne.
EVOLEM CITOYEN supports employment programs for young people, notably the program PERLE, developed by Foyer Notre-Dame des Sans-Abri. It is a dedicated program for people living in accommodation centres. There are also other employment programs such as 100 Chances, 100 Emplois and many other initiatives which are listed on the EVOLEM CITOYEN website!
GENERAL INTEREST AND OCCUPATIONAL REINTEGRATION
The Fondation Entrepreneurs de la Cité was created in 2006 by Bruno Rousset and is officially recognised to be of public interest. It offers a unique micro-insurance system adapted to the needs of entrepreneurs, notably individuals with disabilities. Since its creation, it has helped over 6,700 entrepreneurs, 81% of whom were previously unemployed.
EVOLEM has invested in GROUPE ID’EES, now one of the leading French organisations in the sector of reintegration through the economy, since 2008. With a revenue of €46,5M in 2017, the Burgundy-based group helps almost 4,000 people to find long-term employment every year.