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OUR AMBITION

For more than 75 years, BIC has offered high-quality pens, pencils and markers to millions of people. These simply iconic products naturally link education to our business and that's why BIC backs educational initiatives worldwide through the BIC Corporate Foundation. Since 2016, the Foundation has contributed to access to education for all because we believe it is a fundamental right and an essential cornerstone of all personal and societal development.

 

Through the BIC Corporate Foundation, we look to support unique projects with life-changing impact. We firmly believe in the “give to create” logic, looking to fund projects that will develop children and youth through education, and enable them to succeed in their life plans and face challenges in our ever-changing world.

 

To learn even more about the BIC Corporate Foundation's work, click here.

 

OUR PILLARS

The BIC Corporate Foundation focuses on projects that work on one or more of our three pillars:

FIGHT AGAINST SCHOOL DROPOUT
student and mentor studying together
ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS
school girl at chalkboard
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
hands working along tree branches

INTERNAL BOARD MEMBERS

Gonzalve Bich, Chair, BIC Corporate Foundation

Gonzalve Bich

Chief Executive Officer
Chair, BIC Corporate Foundation

Mario Berra

Mario Berra

SVP Global Manufacturing – Group Supply Chain

Claire Bottineau

Claire Bottineau

Sustainable Development Director – Group Insights and Innovation

Sophie Palliez-Capian

Sophie Palliez-Capian

VP, Corporate Stakeholder Engagement

Ganesh Parameswaran

Ganesh Parameswaran

General Counsel MEA, India & APAC – Group Legal

Peter Van Den Broeck

Peter Van Den Broeck

General Manager, Middle East and Africa

EXTERNAL BOARD MEMBERS

Marine de Bazelaire

Marine de Bazelaire

Head of Sustainability, HSBC Continental Europe

Jean-Marc Guesne

Jean-Marc Guesne

Partner, Archipel & Co.

Runa Khan

Runa Khan

Founder and Executive Director, Friendship

OUR TEAM

Alison James

Alison James

Executive Director, BIC Corporate Foundation

Alicia Ruizhuidobro

Alicia Ruizhuidobro

Project Manager, BIC Corporate Foundation

Excluding the Board of Directors, all photography on this page is courtesy of projects supported by the BIC Corporate Foundation.