The Foundation

OUR SPHERE OF ACTION

The Foundation operates in areas that are key to consolidating its firm transformative commitment: culture, education, and society. Social entrepreneurship is the fourth and major area of action which expresses the Foundation’s raison d’être, achieving the objective of influencing and improving society through its own Invisible Beauty program.

CULTURE

Set of values, attitudes, beliefs and customs that are learned, shared and transmitted by the members of a society and that are the drivers of social transformation and change.

Culture broadens the mind

Culture plays a key role in the evolution and development of societies, in social cohesion and integration of people, wherever they live and wherever they come from. Through culture, society conveys its aspirations and concerns.

Being immersed in cultural projects is one of the Foundation’s fundamental objectives. As a result, the Foundation has always had a close relationship with leading cultural institutions, developing musical and artistic projects to attract new talent.

MUSIC

  • Francesc Viñas Private Foundation
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Palau de la música
  • Castell de Peralada Foundation
  • Isaac Albéniz Foundation
  • Maria Canals Competition

VISUAL ARTS

  • Joan Miró Foundation
  • Friends of the MNAC
  • Friends of the Reina Sofía Museum Association
  • Friends of the Prado Museum


EDUCATION

A life process that involves not only knowledge and skills but is part of the very essence of human beings. It is one of the fundamental pillars of humanity which enables society to evolve and future generations to progress.

EDUCATION TRANSFORMS LIVES

Education shapes people who are responsible and committed to their environment. As well as being a right, education is a valuable tool for finding solutions to the challenges of a globalized society.

The Puig Foundation is unwavering in its commitment to education and for this reason it promotes a multitude of educational and academic projects capable of transforming and improving lives.

UNIVERSITIES

  • IESE
  • ESADE
  • UIC
  • IQS

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

  • IEF – Family Business Institute
  • Princess of Asturias Foundation
  • Princess of Girona Foundation

SOCIETY

Adjective. Social: Concerning or belonging to society, to a group or set of individuals. Regarding behavior in relations between individuals in a society; and relating to a business association or company.

PEOPLE CAN TRANSFORM SOCIETY

Participating in social projects makes societies prosper, and that is one of the main founding concerns of the Puig Foundation.

SOCIETY

  • Barcelona Global
  • Mambré Foundation
  • Banc dels Aliments
  • Integra Foundation
  • Foundation for Oncological Studies and Research
  • Sport Cultura Foundation
  • Transforma España Foundation
  • Alternativas Foundation

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Social entrepreneurship encompasses projects from many fields with a common goal: finding solutions to social and environmental inequalities. Social entrepreneurship is often associated with the concepts of the social and solidarity economy and innovation.

INVISIBLE BEAUTY

In 2014, the Puig Foundation took on the challenge of becoming a benchmark for social and sustainable commitment. In response to this, the Invisible Beauty project was launched, promoting initiatives with a huge social impact which allow Puig employees who wish to do so to channel their concerns through the projects selected annually.

In partnership with a leading player in the third sector, Ashoka, the Puig Foundation took its first steps toward giving Puig a more socially committed approach. Invisible Beauty is a project that supports entrepreneurial excellence in those who are already carrying out innovative social initiatives with a high impact on society, and promotes the talent of people who are committed to their environment.

The Foundation is dedicated to finding and promoting talent, but also to developing empathetic leadership capable of promoting positive changes in society.

PROGRAM INNOVATORS

PROGRAM MAKERS