BOSTON & SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis) announced today that the Philanthropic Partnership Program has expanded to include two charter schools based in Boston and San Francisco. Natixis will partner with the Boston Pacific Academy (APR) and the San Francisco Life Learning Academy (LLA) to develop human resource development, career research, and financial literacy programs that provide elementary and high school students with career opportunities in the financial industry.
The partnerships with the Academy of the Pacific Rim and Life Learning Academy are part of Natixis’ longstanding commitment to support its local communities and its broader efforts to increase diversity in the financial services industry. In addition to Natixis’ financial contributions, Natixis staff organize competency-based volunteer opportunities to provide APR students with financial literacy. Staff will also develop career discovery videos to introduce LLA students to various roles within financial services. Exposing underrepresented students with a focus on racial and ethnic minorities to the wide range of career opportunities in financial services can help expand the diversity of future candidate pools.
“We are excited to partner with the Academy of the Pacific Rim and the Life Learning Academy to have a direct and lasting impact that improves student education and learning environments,” said David Giunta, US CEO, Natixis Investment Managers. “We look forward to supporting schools’ efforts to ensure that all students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
“At the Life Learning Academy we do everything we can to support students who are facing unthinkable difficulties. We are not an ordinary school, and that means we need exceptional partners like Natixis,” said Dr. Teri Delane, Executive Director, Life Learning Academy “Natixis ‘support enables us to meet our students’ needs under one roof, from basic needs like food to job placement to academic opportunities that enable them to have a good life for themselves to accomplish. We are grateful for this well thought-out partnership and I look forward to bringing the Natixis team to campus for lunch as soon as possible – prepared, of course, by students from the Life Learning Academy. ”
“The Academy of the Pacific Rim is grateful and motivated to partner with Natixis,” said Spencer Blasdale, executive director of the Academy of the Pacific Rim. “From the start, our collaboration has focused on our mission to empower students of all races and ethnic backgrounds. Now we can offer our students more opportunities to explore meaningful educational and career opportunities. It is exciting to think about, plan and shape the future of our students with Natixis by our side as a real strategic partner. ”
“Natixis is committed to bringing more people to our industry, and inspiring young students to explore the wide range of rewarding positions in finance is a step in the right direction,” added Giunta. “We see these partnerships as a long-term investment in the future.”
Natixis has a strong culture of giving back to the communities where its employees live and work. The company’s unique philanthropic model offers direct support to its nonprofit partners and offers employees meaningful opportunities to get involved. Since 2012, Natixis has worked with the John Winthrop Elementary School in Massachusetts to provide corporate funding, volunteer events, mentoring, and other programs. Natixis’ collaborative philanthropic model has been adopted by employees and recognized in the community and industry. For nine consecutive years, Natixis employees have been named the Most Generous Employees in Massachusetts in the Boston Business Journal’s annual ranking. Natixis is also a fixture on the Boston Business Journal’s list of Largest Nonprofits in Massachusetts.
About Natixis Investment Manager
Natixis Investment Managers offers financial professionals more insightful ways to build portfolios. Drawing on the know-how of more than 20 specialist investment managers worldwide, we use Active Thinking® to provide proactive solutions that enable clients in all markets to achieve better results. Natixis Investment Managers is one of the world’s largest asset management companies1 with nearly $ 1.4 trillion of assets under management2.
Natixis Investment Managers is headquartered in Paris and Boston and is a subsidiary of Natixis. Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second largest banking group in France. Investment management companies affiliated with Natixis Investment Managers include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments; 3 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partner; Gateway investment advisor; H2O Asset Management; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventh Partner; Thematics Asset Management; Vauban Infrastructure Partners; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Manager, 4 and WCM Investment Management. In addition, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, and Natixis Advisors provides additional investment services through its AIA and MPA businesses. Not all offers are available in all countries. For more information, please visit the Natixis Investment Managers website at im.natixis.com | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers.
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About the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School
The Academy of the Pacific Rim (APR) Charter School is a state-approved public charter school in Hyde Park, the southernmost neighborhood of Boston. Our mission is to empower students of all races and ethnic backgrounds to reach their full intellectual and social potential. Our vision is that all students complete the APR with a focused mind, big heart, and ready to thrive in post-secondary education, careers, and civil life.
About the Life Learning Academy
The Life Learning Academy is a public charter high school that believes that every single student, no matter what they’ve done or where they’re from, deserves relentless love, accountability, and the chance to live a good life. The LLA seeks to fill the opportunity gap of the most disinvested youth by equipping students with academic skills, jobs, psychological counseling, social emotional learning, belonging, community, and even free on-campus housing.
1 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2020 ranked Natixis Investment Managers 31st largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2019.
2 Assets under management (“AUM”) as of December 31, 2020 were $ 1,389.7 billion. As reported, AUM may include notional assets, serviced assets, gross assets, minority affiliate assets, and other types of non-regulatory AUM managed or serviced by Natixis Investment Managers affiliates.
3 A DNCA Finance brand.
4 A wholly owned subsidiary of Natixis Wealth Management.