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For us, it goes without saying that living and promoting social and ecological values is an integral part of genuine entrepreneurship. Sustainable thinking and acting are firmly anchored in the corporate culture of goetzpartners. With full commitment, we work actively on solving the challenges of our times. Management, partners and professionals dedicate themselves to a series of social and ecological projects. One of our key commitments here is supporting and promoting children and young people.

The ACCB aspires to become a focal point for wildlife conservation and environmental activities throughout the northwest of Cambodia. The core of this project is conservation breeding and, in the long-term, the re-introduction...[more]

The ACCB aspires to become a focal point for wildlife conservation and environmental activities throughout the northwest of Cambodia. The core of this project is conservation breeding and, in the long-term, the re-introduction and/or re-stocking of certain highly endangered species found in Cambodia.

Furthermore, local inhabitants are given the knowledge and opportunity to assist in environmental conservation and management, as well as participating in environmental education which focuses on local and regional conservation problems.

For specific target groups (communities, students, tourists) awareness programs have been developed. Accompanying wildlife conversation and research activities in the region are supported and initiated.

In 2003, goetzpartners helped to start the project by donating a significant amount of money sufficient to build the entire premises and fund its start-up operation. Since then, the company is the major financial supporter of the project.

“ACCB is a biodiversity project for the preservation of endangered animals, but it’s also an important social enterprise aimed at embedding an awareness of sustainability in the minds of the Cambodian population – who, like the Germans 40 years ago, had to build up a society from scratch." (Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner) 

 

Children Home Support

www.bukovo-dd.ru

goetzpartners supports several orphanages in Russia.  The Nadezhda orphanage is located in the Moscow region. It was established in 1967 and is home to 22 children between the ages of 3 and 21.The Petrovskiy orphanage was...[more]

goetzpartners supports several orphanages in Russia. 

  • The Nadezhda orphanage is located in the Moscow region. It was established in 1967 and is home to 22 children between the ages of 3 and 21.
  • The Petrovskiy orphanage was established in 1964 and looks after 70 children.
  • The Rozhdestvenskiy orphanage is located in Kaluga region. It was established in 2000 by a local priest. It is now home to 40 children aged between 1 and 17.
  • The Bykovo orphanage was established in 1943 and accommodates over 50 children.

The goetzpartners team endeavours to improve the lives of the children there by providing mentoring and support of all kinds. They send the orphanages teaching materials, furniture, IT equipment, clothes, toys, food and medication, for instance, or simply give the children their time and attention by organising events for them. The latest CSR activity was a trip to the circus for 25 children from Bykovo orphanage organised by goetzpartners Moscow in January 2014. After the show all the children were given a present.

“No words can describe how hard life is for those poor children, deprived of their parents’ love and attention. We can’t change the situation, sadly, but we are able to bring a smile to their little faces and we are happy to help them however we can.” (Vladimir Matias, Managing Director, goetzpartners)

For further information please visit these links:

http://www.bukovo-dd.ru/

http://www.my-friends.su/index.php/2010-04-01-16-32-04/48

http://www.vdohnovenie.org/proekt/pdom.php

http://detpriut.ru/

 

As a charitable organisation of the Catholic Church, Caritas plays a part in shaping the life of the Church and society. The charity contributes to the credibility of the Church’s preachings to the community at large through...[more]

As a charitable organisation of the Catholic Church, Caritas plays a part in shaping the life of the Church and society. The charity contributes to the credibility of the Church’s preachings to the community at large through its work and, together with its partners, helps to create solidarity in society.

goetzpartners works with Caritas at a number of locations, where the teams get involved in a range of projects. These include cross-generational projects, job application training for school pupils in Year 9, and long-term cooperation with kindergartens.

“The strength of the motivation shown by the staff of goetzpartners and Caritas Frankfurt has enabled us to very successfully realise four different projects for children, teenagers and young people with mental health problems within the space of two years.” (Ursula-Marie Behr, Head of Fundraising, CSR)

“The job application training programmes we run at local schools in Munich enable us to support young people very specifically as they transition into working life, while also allowing us to do something to benefit society. The challenging interaction we have with the young people is both interesting and fulfilling and is about as far from the typical work of a consultant as you can get.” (Marcus Worbs, Partner, goetzpartners)

 

Fit for the job

www.buergerzentrum-chorweiler.de

Pegasus is a club for children and young people aged 6 years and over, run by the Chorweiler community centre in the city of Cologne. The youth club focuses on sport, games, activity, adventure and children’s and youth culture,...[more]

Pegasus is a club for children and young people aged 6 years and over, run by the Chorweiler community centre in the city of Cologne. The youth club focuses on sport, games, activity, adventure and children’s and youth culture, education and jobs, as well as health.

goetzpartners initiated the “Fit for the Job” project in conjunction with youth club workers. In it, members of the goetzpartners project team support young people throughout the entire process of applying for a job: starting with identifying their interests and wishes, later selecting possible future employers and then role playing job interviews. To keep it fun, joint sports events and excursions are an integral part of the project.

“This cooperation with goetzpartners gives us access to skilled people with a great deal of knowledge of the various different occupations out there, who can offer the young people direct and professional advice in the “Fit for the Job” project to support them as they get ready to start applying for jobs.” (Chorweiler community centre, Pegasus youth club, Thomas Gruner, certified social worker)

“Working with these young people gives us the opportunity to use our sector and industry experience for the benefit of those who may not have had the possibilities and the support that we were given. It shows us how important it is to look up from our desks every now and then to take in the bigger picture, and it’s a source of valuable personal experiences for us.” (Dominik Herz, Associate Consultant, goetzpartners)

 

This initiative seeks to preserve one of the last and largest rainforests (220,000 sq km) still existing in the heart of Borneo. The remaining framework of nature, which is still intact, needs to be conserved as it is very...[more]

This initiative seeks to preserve one of the last and largest rainforests (220,000 sq km) still existing in the heart of Borneo.

The remaining framework of nature, which is still intact, needs to be conserved as it is very important for the provision of local water supply and the equilibrium of the climate, as well as for the protection against hurricanes, floods, erosions, and decontamination of the water supply.

The population should be offered viable alternatives to earn a living, other than the through the destruction of woodlands brought about by the selling of wood to industrialised nations. One such alternative source of income is from eco-tourism. goetzpartners supports important projects in the Heart of Borneo initiative of WWF.

"We are delighted to have found a long-term partner on this issue because it's so very important to get market players involved, both for their expertise and for the credibility they lend to such huge projects." (Susanne Gotthardt)

 “Heart of Borneo is important not just for the preservation of the world’s second-largest area of rainforest but also because it aims to facilitate harmony between man and economy in a natural environment of enormous importance. Coming from Germany we know how hard it is to reconcile these two conflicting goals.” (Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner)

 

"Malteser Hilfsdienst"

www.malteser.de

Malteser run more than 700 initiatives in Germany: operating facilities for the elderly, working in hospitals and hospices, in civil protection and emergency management, in the emergency services, in youth clubs and in health...[more]

Malteser run more than 700 initiatives in Germany: operating facilities for the elderly, working in hospitals and hospices, in civil protection and emergency management, in the emergency services, in youth clubs and in health promotion.

goetzpartners works with Malteser in many different locations, where the teams are involved in a wide range of projects. The list includes supporting the medical service in schools, going on excursions, offering job application and personal development training at youth centres, running trips through the Malteser children’s hospice and even getting their hands dirty with renovation work.

“The organisation for the adventure at the stables went without a hitch and we hardly had anything to do with it at all. On the day itself, we could really see the dedication of the goetzpartners people and the pleasure they got out of sharing in the adventure with the children. It was a perfect day. The response we had from the children and their parents confirmed that time and again. It’s not every time that we manage to make people’s day in the way that they did. We at the children’s hospice service would be delighted to have the pleasure of working with the goetzpartners team again.” (Christa Ruf-Werner, Head of the children’s ambulatory hospice service of Malteser in Munich)

"I really enjoyed the interaction and exchange with the kids and to see how you can prepare them with little effort a great day." (Julia Knorsch, MC Associate Consultant, goetzpartners) 

 

Schlau School

www.schlau-schule.de

The Schlau school is a state-approved school for refugees between the ages of 16 and 21 in Munich. These young people often arrive in Germany without their parents and have traumatic experiences from their home countries to come...[more]

The Schlau school is a state-approved school for refugees between the ages of 16 and 21 in Munich. These young people often arrive in Germany without their parents and have traumatic experiences from their home countries to come to terms with. However, living in facilities for asylum seekers, they have to live with the fear of potentially being deported at any time.

But integrating into the German school system is difficult for them after the age of 16 due to the language barrier and the fact that compulsory schooling ends at that age. So the SchlaU school teaches some 220 young refugees in up to 15 classes the same core subjects as are taught in Bavarian state schools, culminating in a school-leaving qualification. Besides schooling, the programme also includes intensive individual assistance with psychological support to enable the young people to find their feet in Germany and leave their difficult past behind them.

The goetzpartners team supports the SchlaUzubi programme in particular, which is directed at those who have graduated from the SchlaU school and provides them with further assistance during the next stage in their education or training. They are working with the organisation to develop a concept for the future as graduate numbers continue to rise.

“From the very first moment, I was impressed by the immense dedication and the motivation of these young asylum seekers, who more than deserve any support they get.” (Philipp Scheibe, Consultant, goetzpartners)

 

The "Time to Laugh" Club

www.zeitdeslachens.de

Laughter, enjoyment, a lot of fun and, most of all, variety is what the “Time to Laugh” club brings to the young patients, their families and the staff at hospitals across Germany. The fundamental idea behind the “Time to...[more]

Laughter, enjoyment, a lot of fun and, most of all, variety is what the “Time to Laugh” club brings to the young patients, their families and the staff at hospitals across Germany. The fundamental idea behind the “Time to Laugh” club is sustainability: trying to ensure that the effects of a “day of laughter” in a hospital or other institution have a long-term positive impact on the daily routine.

The goetzpartners team organises several “days of laughter” a year across the country in conjunction with the club, providing a programme of entertainment for the young patients. The team also provides support with fundraising activities and developing the club’s structures.

“The volunteers from goetzpartners pitch in and help when there’s an event to be prepared and carried out. And they support us by giving us the benefit of their knowledge when we reach the limits of our own. For instance, they conduct studies on laughter yoga so that we can demonstrate its effectiveness and apply for funding.” (Jacqueline Althaller, founder and spokeswoman of the “Time to Laugh” club)

“Two main things made me want to get involved with this initiative: One is the fact that we are injecting a bit of pleasure and variety into the dreary days in hospital for the children, but also their parents and hospital staff. And the other is that it’s exciting to be supporting a relatively young and small organisation.” (Dr. Thomas Sittel, Partner, goetzpartners)

 

Founded in 1999 by a group of teachers and managers, AJE-Paris (Association Jeunesse Education or Youth Education Association in English) is a French association comprising youths living in the 20th arrondissement of North-East...[more]

Founded in 1999 by a group of teachers and managers, AJE-Paris (Association Jeunesse Education or Youth Education Association in English) is a French association comprising youths living in the 20th arrondissement of North-East Paris (one of the less privileged areas). The association primarily aims at assisting students in their academic journey from primary school (7 years old) to university level (25 years old). It also provides general, technical and vocational training designed to prevent academic failure. Finally, AJE-Paris provides administrative assistance to foreign families, such as political refugees, who do not have a good command of French, thereby helping them to settle in the country. 

Headed by Jean-Maurice Lainé, the association is made up of approximately 130 members, including some 55 students in the final year of high school and at university, while also providing around 15 young people with occupational integration assistance.

Supported by 80 volunteers (teachers, professionals and retirees), AJE-Paris provided more than 37,000 hours of interviews, workshops, tuition, vocational assistance, as well as cultural and sports activities in 2013. goetzpartners Paris has been a partner of AJE-Paris since 2012, providing several workshops including: 

  • General support in the writing of applications, cover letters and resumes and general career guidance
  • Tutorials in accounting and finance-related topics (review of homework and projects)
  • Introduction to business culture involving reviewing press articles dealing with strategic and economic issues. Explanation of basic economic mechanisms and strategic policies of companies
  • English lessons: tutorials on verbal and written skills

“I proposed to the goetzpartners Paris team that we should support AJE because of the association manager’s passionate dedication to helping students from immigrant families. One and a half years later, I am very proud of the Paris team’s contribution and I am even more impressed by the commitment, desire to learn and openness of the students we are supporting. A great life experience!” (Hugues Archambault, Managing Director, goetzpartners)

 

Zanzibar Help Foundation

www.outreachzanzibar.org

Zanzibar Help Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by three friends to provide development aid to people in Zanzibar. Two initiatives have been launched: One is the first and only dental clinic to operate under Western...[more]

Zanzibar Help Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by three friends to provide development aid to people in Zanzibar. Two initiatives have been launched: One is the first and only dental clinic to operate under Western standards in Zanzibar. The second is a primary school in the village of Unguja Ukuu which has benefited from relatively little tourism development. The long-term aim of both initiatives is to educate as many qualified locals as possible, who will then be able to take the initiatives forward independently, thereby ensuring their sustainability.

The goetzpartners team supports the project both by providing donations in kind, including equipment for a computer room at the Unguja Ukuu primary school, and by acquiring volunteers such as newly qualified teachers and dentists in Germany.

“Being part of a genuinely sustainable project, being able to provide active support on the ground and doing that directly with the founders themselves is what motivates me to be involved with this initiative.” (Stephan Leonhard Rohrmoser, Associate Consultant, goetzpartners)