Once again this year, BNP Paribas Wealth Management honored two philanthropists for their outstanding initiatives at the BNP Paribas Prize for Individual Philanthropy ceremony, held in Paris on 10 October 2013.
Shiv Nadar received the Grand Prize for his work with the Shiv Nadar Foundation.
The Grand Prize honours an individual or family for their overall philanthropic activity, recognising the exemplary ethical nature of their actions as well as impact and their long-term commitment.
BNP Paribas publishes a book on behalf the winner as a means of highlighting their dedicated initiatives and the book on this year’s winner will be added to the catalogue of publications promoting past winners.
Nadar established the Shiv Nadar Foundation in 1994. Today, the Foundation is a significant driver of social change and transformational education in India through its landmark institutions, from schools to universities. Over the last 17 years, more than 13,000 students have been directly impacted by various Foundation initiatives in education.
Jury’s Special Prize
Chuck Slaughter was awarded the Jury’s Special Prize for his organization, Living Goods.
This Prize recognises a committed philanthropist who has initiated an original project and has been working on the ground to implement it. The project must have been running for at least three years but still be in its development phase or at a critical stage. The Special Prize confers €50,000 for the furtherance of the philanthropist’s project.
In 2007, Slaughter founded Living Goods, an association which enables a door-to-door delivery of essential drugs for killer diseases as well as basic hygienic products. This social franchising model was conceived for people in need and living in remote areas of Kenya and Uganda. It also provides livelihood for its community-health promoters.
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Photo, from left to right: Vincent Lecomte (co-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management), François Villeroy de Galhau (COO BNP Paribas), Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Grand Prize laureate Shiv Nadar; Molly West and Special Prize laureate Chuck Slaughter; jury chair Suzanne Berger; and Sofia Merlo (co-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management)