Tilder is working alongside those who are building the society of tomorrow, in which we all have a stake.
Participation in meaningful creative initiatives is a source of inspiration and is vital in our world of communication consulting. By challenging ourselves we are able to venture beyond our own limits, to listen and to think differently.
Every member of the Tilder Team is driven by this belief and committed to the company. Collectively, Tilder devotes 10% of its annual turnover to non-profit initiatives in the intellectual, artistic, social and environmental sectors.
Tilder founded African Artists for Development in 2009.
African Artists for Development is born of a deep conviction: that engaging contemporary African artists in support of micro-development projects is an extraordinary way to promote recognition, success and a strong future for the African continent.
Created by husband and wife team Gervanne and Matthias Leridon, the African Artists for Development (AAD) endowment fund initiates, develops and supports the work of African artists involved in micro-development projects at the heart of their communities. With an artistic and social responsibility approach, African Artists for Development strengthens the natural links between contemporary art and local development initiatives, enabling each to promote the other. AAD brings together artists and original development initiatives that are capable of generating sustainable economic and social development. By emphasising influence over financial considerations, this approach improves well-being and livelihoods, and promotes cultural change. AAD avoids giving simple financial assistance, but provides the necessary impetus and funding for the long-term development of micro-development projects.
In return for the involvement of the artists in the implementation of the development project they support, AAD brings them a wealth of ideas, an extensive network of contacts in Europe and the United States, logistical support, communication expertise based on Tilder’s know-how and possible additional funding to develop their artistic projects. AAD is a crucible where remarkable human commitments forge interactions between the business world and that of NGOs and contemporary African art. The process of meeting, exchange and mutual enrichment breaks down barriers between different sectors, resulting in a rich interchange of knowledge and ideas. The focus on sub-Saharan Africa is deliberate: the “African” art scene on which AAD is based is often perceived as homogeneous. In fact, it is richly diverse and draws from many distinct social and cultural settings.
African Artists for Development is the only French philanthropic NGO to be a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
The upcoming programmes – Grow Box Art Project, “Lumières d’Afriques” in Cape Town in 2019-2020, African Space Art Project in 2021 – can be found on their website.
Tilder founded the Manège de Chaillot in 2013.
Le Manège de Chaillot was established by Matthias Leridon in April 2013, and is the first endowment fund for a national theatre in France. Bringing together eight corporate patrons (Alvarez & Marsal, Amundi, Ayming, Dentsu Aegis Network, Groupama, Orange, SNCF Réseau and Tilder), Le Manège was awarded the title of “Grand Mécène de la Culture” (Major Cultural Sponsor) in 2016 for its outstanding contribution to the cultural influence of France.
The contribution of the members of the Manège supports the creation of five shows each season, and so strengthens the capacities of the theatre and the artists associated with it, whether they are established or emerging.
This exceptional partnership is based on an unprecedented ethos of dialogue between the cultural world and the economic world.
Tilder has been a partner of Transparency International France since 2012.
Transparency International France is the French section of Transparency International, which exposes and combats global corruption. Its goal is to break through the crisis of confidence that undermines Western democracies by involving governments, businesses, and civil society actors in promoting transparency, integrity, and solidarity.
Christophe Sirugue, Tilder’s Associate Director, is a member of Transparency International France’s advisory board, along with 26 others, including Augustin de Romanet, Pierre Rosanvallon, Nicole Notat, Laurent Joffrin and Catherine Barbaroux. This advisory board decides on the main objectives and causes to be defended by the NGO.
Tilder is a member of Transparency International France‘s Forum of Committed Companies. The forum seeks, through open dialogue, to promote the implementation of transparent public policy in line with the Sapin I and Sapin II laws. It has integrated transparency into its practices, for example by returning its evidence questionnaire every 18 months.
Tilder is the only consulting firm to participate each year in Transparency International France‘s annual evening with major French companies (EDF, ENGIE, SNCF, Orange, Coca-Cola France, BNP Paribas, etc.).
Tilder has been a partner of “Centre Pompidou Accélérations” since 2018.
The “Centre Pompidou Accélérations” endowment fund was created in 2018 on the 40th anniversary of the museum’s construction. “Centre Pompidou Accélérations” aims to reveal the founding ideals of the Pompidou Centre: a continuing dialogue between artistic creation and society as a whole.
Tilder has made a double two-year commitment to this ambitious accelerator of contemporary artistic creation:
– An initial year of dialogue between the patrons and artists aged under 30, who will undertake residencies in the premises of partner companies. This dialogue culminates in the organisation of a summit – a mini Davos of Culture – at the Pompidou Centre, which brings together more than 80 major French and international entrepreneurs and leading lights in contemporary artistic creation.
– A second year of collaboration, with the organisation of a major exhibition at the Pompidou Centre, featuring works produced during the residencies. The exhibition will have an accompanying catalogue that highlights the conclusions of the previous year’s artistic summit and the statements made by the directors/leaders during the summit.
Six other companies participated in the creation of this endowment fund: Orange, Cdiscount, Téréga, SNCF Logistics, Axa and ENEDIS. (website to go online at the end of February)
Tilder has been a partner of ADIEF – the Association of Italian Business Leaders in France – since 2012.
ADIEF was created in 2012 at the initiative of a group of French-based Italian managing directors and business leaders (Filippo Monteleone, Domenico Azzarello, Marco Bassetti, Claudia Ferrazzi). Matthias Leridon is one of its founding members.
Since its creation, Tilder has supported this professional network of Italian business leaders in France and shares ADIEF’s dual ambition:
- The promotion of exchanges between its members and French and Italian personalities known for their commitment to society.
- The enrichment of Italian and French public debate on political, economic and social issues.
To support this network of exchanges, ADIEF organises a dinner-debate around an Italian or French personality (Enrico Letta, Michel Sapin, Stéphane Richard, Xavier Bertrand, etc.). It also publishes studies and analyses in partnership with French and international institutions (OECD, MEDEF, Institut Montaigne).
Tilder has been a partner of the Association Française des Nations Unies (French United Nations Association – AFNU) since 2014.
It is therefore the main private sector player engaged in promoting the United Nations in public debate in France and in developing alliances between the United Nations, private sector companies and individuals, and civil society.
Working in close collaboration with the diplomatic community, Tilder has set up a series of initiatives to share the practical successes of the United Nations with the general public:
- During the annual Ambassadors’ Conference, Tilder organised various side events including breakfasts and interviews with high-ranking diplomats and specialists in UN multilateralism such as François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the UN in New York, and Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Director of UN Peacekeeping Operations.
- Tilder and the AFNU particularly target the student community, organising conferences and workshops with UN representatives. These are held in the French grandes écoles (Sciences Po, ENS).
- Tilder supports the “model United Nations” that takes place in France. These simulations of United Nations general assemblies bring together thousands of students from all over the world, educating younger generations in diplomacy and international relations. PIMUN in Paris, and FERMUN at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva.
Tilder also plans to finance the participation of about 10 African high school students in FERMUN.
Tilder has been a partner of the Carolyn Carlson Company since 2017, as the company’s main sponsor for the next three years.
Carolyn Carlson defines her choreographic work as “visual poetry”. Her objective is to conceive a complete art form in which movement occupies a privileged place.
After having been in residence at the Théâtre national de Chaillot, Carolyn Carlson is working on four main projects within her company:
- an exhibition of her inks, Writings on water,
- a choreographic film for more than thirty dancers, Le livre du Lac,
- the complete digitisation of her works,
- the recreation of a production for six dancers, Crossroads of Synchronicity.
Tilder has been a partner of EuropaNova since 2015.
EuropaNova is a think-tank founded in 2003 on the initiative of Guillaume Klossa. Its aim is to strengthen the European spirit in France by influencing political and societal debates at national and European level.
Tilder has been a partner of the Global Leadership Foundation (GLF) since 2010.
The GLF was founded in 2004 by the former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, F.W. de Klerk. By making expertise acquired by former prominent members of government available to the leaders of today, it encourages leadership and good governance around the world. Its objective: to work towards a more stable society and to defend democratic institutions, human rights and justice.
The GLF sends small task forces to Heads of Government at their request to advise them confidentially and frankly on the development and/or implementation of sensitive public policies.
The GLF relies on a network of some 50 former senior executives. Every year the GLF organises a summit in which Tilder participates. It then provides country-specific reports on the global situation.
Tilder is a partner of the Fondation Louis Le Grand (LLG).
The Fondation Louis Le Grand (LLG) was created in 2012 with the support of LVMH, Canal +, L’Oréal and Airbus Group. Its objective is to support academic excellence across social backgrounds and beyond national borders.
The Foundation’s action is based on:
- improving access to higher education by awarding scholarships to support preparation for competitive examinations for more than 300 disadvantaged students.
- encouraging international openness by subsidising educational travel and language-learning trips.
Tilder is therefore financing a 2-year scholarship covering the basic costs of food and accommodation, registration and exams, travel, and a student visa. This scholarship is open to the best students in sub-Saharan Africa who wish to pursue their higher education in France.
Tilder has been a partner of the Pompidou Centre since 2017.
Tilder acquired a national treasure, Roberto Matta’s Le Poète Menaçant for the Pompidou Centre, making Tilder the museum’s main patron for the year 2017.
The painting was hung in the presence of the Minister of Culture, Audrey Azoulay, the President of the Pompidou Centre, Serge Lasvignes, and the Director of the National Museum of Modern Art, Bernard Blistène.
It is around this surrealist masterpiece that the group’s teams proudly gathered in the exhibition galleries of the Pompidou Centre for the NEW YEAR PARTY 2017.
For more than 20 years, Tilder has been a partner of AROP, The Association for the Promotion of Opera in Paris, alongside the 3,300 opera and dance enthusiasts who support the artistic vitality and influence of the Paris Opera.
Today Tilder breathes new life into this partnership by building bridges between the traditional world of business leaders and the next generation of leaders in both enterprise and artistic creation.
Tilder has been a partner of the Sciences Po Paris Europe-Africa programme since 2017.
In 2011, Sciences Po Paris launched its EUROPE-AFRICA programme with the aim of placing the African continent at the heart of Sciences Po Paris’ development strategy.
The Europe-Africa Programme has four main objectives:
- Diversifying student recruitment in order to support the next generation of African elites;
- Encouraging the return of future graduates to Africa;
- Contributing to the vitality of the humanities and social sciences in Africa, but also to the vitality of research on Africa at Sciences Po;
- Contributing to reinforce links between the younger generations of Europe and Africa.
In 2017, Tilder decided to engage with this ambitious programme, in particular by supporting the provision of bursaries for the best African talents. Tilder has undertaken to cover the accommodation and tuition costs of one student over three years.
Matthias Leridon & Tilder Commitments
Tilder was founded on a shared vision of a company committed to society. The PACTE law (the Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation) and current debate about corporate purpose and social enterprise are clear signs of the times. We remain pioneers of this mindset, continuing to put our commitments at the heart of our actions.
An independent partnership, Tilder is first and foremost a collective human project open to the world around it. Each employee contributes, in addition to professional excellence, passion, sensibility, and a desire to act. It is necessary to keep abreast of developments in public debate, to identify trends and be in touch with the key opinion-formers. We cannot do this without maintaining a frank and open dialogue with society as a whole.
Our commitment to art and culture, Africa and international development, social debate, the development of young leaders and ethics in our professions continues as we work daily alongside some 20 leading French and international actors in these fields.