On Monday October 19th 2015, Mazars participated in a seminar on “The Danish Model of Shareholder Foundations: a Source of Inspiration for France?” at the French Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This was an opportunity to share on the role and contributions of foundations in France and Denmark, and was a follow-up to the publication, by the consulting firm Prophil, of a survey on shareholder foundations in France, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, a survey whose first conclusions were been presented on the occasion of the 4th annual conference on Philanthropy held on March 31st 2015 in Paris.
Pia Lillebæk (Managing Partner for Mazars in Denmark) presented why the Mazars Group, attentive to its SME clients’ needs and interests, chose to participate in this visionary event and support the original European study.
Also, present at this event hosted by the French Ambassador in Denmark (H.E. François Zimeray) were representatives of Mazars, members of the consulting firm Prophil, from ESSEC Business School and Delsol Avocats, as well representatives from a number of think tanks, foundations, government bodies and international companies.
Testimonies were also heard from Virginie Seghers (Founder & CEO at Prophil), Marianne Philip (Chairman of the Committee on Foundation Governance, member of the board of Novo Nordisk Foundation and Partner at Kromann Reumert), Pierre-Yves Jullien (CEO at Hempel A/S), Jean-Pascal Archimbaud (CEO at Scierie Archimbaud), and Joel Bothello (Researcher at the ESSEC Chair in Philanthropy).