Corporate Social Responsibility
At Henley & Partners, our social responsibility is expressed through the ethics and integrity of our business practice, actively engaged staff, and a long tradition of discreet and generous philanthropy. We are proud of the many worthy causes we have supported over the years, including social, education, and humanitarian projects.
Our firm serves clients who enjoy the privilege of choosing where they want to reside in the world and even which citizenship to hold. This is why we have committed ourselves to provide support to those who do not have such choices, in particular, those who are forced to flee their homes and restart their lives in another country. Today, the support of refugees is the main focus of Henley & Partners’ social investment and our contribution to a more just global society.
Supporting refugees — The UNHCR partnership
Since 2014, Henley & Partners has been engaged with the world’s leading humanitarian agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Our support of the UNHCR has been primarily focused on funding refugee registration and identification as the starting point for all humanitarian assistance. The UNHCR registration ensures that the identity of those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution is properly recorded and verified. It is the first and most critical step towards ensuring refugee assistance, access to basic services, and protection. Henley & Partners has already contributed over USD 1.5 million to the UNHCR to assist with the registration and documentation of more than 50,000 people around the world. Each year, we honor our partnership with the UNHCR with an annual gala dinner, inviting clients and partners to join us in support of displaced people.
The Henley & Partners Hero Scholarships
As part of ongoing efforts to create opportunities for the development and empowerment of young people in the Caribbean, we created the Henley & Partners Hero Scholarship in partnership with the Halo Foundation in Antigua and Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada.
The Hero Scholarships identify and support underprivileged students in the Caribbean who deserve recognition not only for their academic merits but also for their remarkable acts of bravery and kindness. The award aims to ease the financial barrier to tertiary-level education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Andan Foundation
Henley & Partners’ commitment to a just future is evident through our contributions to the Andan Foundation. The Andan Foundation is a non-profit, public-benefit foundation based in Switzerland that is devoted to addressing the global issue of forced migrations and refugees. The foundation aims to propel and facilitate the private sector’s involvement in this area, in order to channel its creative power, resources, and entrepreneurial abilities towards public and private initiatives that create true solutions for refugees.