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Our pillars

Our corporate social responsibility policy takes a number of different forms, such as patronage, financial support, volunteering and contributions to sustainable development. We have four main pillars.

Innovation

Innovating means constantly striving to surpass existing achievements, and is one of our core values. Through our dedicated innovation centre, we are looking to develop a stand-out range of services for retail and business clients. We have secured partnerships with major local players, most notably incubators that support the development of the Luxembourg economy by encouraging innovation. In this way, we are supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, BIL supports innovative projects by means of direct investments, and regularly organises conferences and events to promote FinTech start-ups.

  • nyuko, Technoport, Paul Wurth Incub, The Office

    nyuko, Technoport and Paul Wurth Incub are three business incubators, and The Office is a coworking space located in Luxembourg. BIL works closely with these entities to help innovative start-ups and, under these partnerships, the bank provides funding and project evaluation expertise, and helps organise events.

  • European Investment Fund

    BIL was the first Luxembourg bank to sign the InnovFin guarantee agreement for SMEs with the European Investment Fund (EIF) in 2015. Under this agreement, BIL grants EIF-guaranteed loans amounting to EUR 60 million to innovative companies in Luxembourg.

  • Luxembourg government

    BIL is a shareholder of Digital Tech Fund, which is managed through a public-private partnership between the Luxembourg government and other private investors. This fund seeks to create an ecosystem of start-ups in the ICT field.

  • Woman Business Manager of the Year

    The Woman Business Manager of the Year Awardis organised every two years by BIL in partnership with the UEL (Luxembourg Employers’ Association), the INDR (Luxembourg National Institute for Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility), nyuko and Technoport.

Art and Culture

Art and culture are synonymous with freedom, expression, exploration and renewal. We provide our support to Luxembourg artists and cultural projects, and share in their desire to discover new horizons.

  • Fondation Indépendance

    The Fondation Indépendance was established in 1999 by Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.
    Its aim is to promote art and culture, particularly of a contemporary nature, through its various forms of expression.
    The Fondation only participates in one-off projects, with a focus on young creators.
    Prospective projects must be high quality, of cultural value and professional in their approach, while a human, educational and social dimension is desirable.
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  • Galerie Indépendance

    BIL has its own impressive art gallery, the Galerie Indépendance. Each year, it hosts temporary exhibitions showcasing Luxembourg artists, including works by individuals as well as productions created and presented by artist collectives.

    This gallery is open from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, and is located in the entrance hall of the bank’s head office at 69, route d’Esch, Luxembourg City. Parking is also available.

  • Sandrine Cantoreggi

    Following in the footsteps of Eugène Ysaÿe and George Enescu, Sandrine Cantoreggi is a violinist incorporating both the Franco-Belgian and Russian schools of violin playing.
    Having attained the Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris, she obtained a Konzertexamen diploma from the Mannheim-Heidelberg Music Academy and graduated with the highest honours from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.
    Her passionate performances cover a large and eclectic repertoire, ranging from baroque to contemporary compositions.
    She has performed at a number of renowned European music festivals and many internationally celebrated music venues in Europe. She has played with large orchestras such as the OPL (Luxembourg) or the Moscow Virtuosi and under prestigious conductors and artists (including Yehudi, Jean-Pierre Faber, Dorian Wilson, etc.).

    Banque Internationale à Luxembourg has provided Sandrine with a G. B. Guadagnini violin (ca. 1754) on which to perform.

  • Den Atelier

    BIL is the main sponsor of music event organiser den Atelier. We have the shared goal of promoting music and the local and international arts scene. As well as increasing the visibility of upcoming events, this partnership allows us to offer our clients concert tickets for the Atelier, as well as other concert halls in the country such as Rockhal and the Philharmonie.

  • Impressions de l’Atelier du Nord

    The unique aim of the “Impressions de l’Atelier du Nord” exhibition, presented in our client reception areas, is to display works from artists of the Atelier d’Inclusion Professionnelle in Wiltz for disabled persons. The pieces are for sale, and all funds go to support the Atelier d’Inclusion Professionnelle.

  • TEFAF

    The TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is the world’s largest art and antiques fair. Each year, BIL supports the event by showcasing various centrepieces in Luxembourg for clients looking to invest in art.

Education

Education is not only vital to personal development, but also a major factor in driving progress. We recognise the key role that education plays in developing a highly skilled workforce in Luxembourg. Beyond training our own staff members through programmes encouraging continuous learning and innovation, BIL is committed to education as a whole.

  • SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde

    On an international level, BIL provides financial aid to SOS Children’s Village Dosso, Niger, managed by SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde. Related to this project, BIL also finances a programme aimed at improving the skills of teachers looking after these children. This initiative not only provides educational support to children, but also helps develop the local community. Parents are able to engage in work activities while the children are looked after in the kindergarten.

  • SOS Kannerduerf Mersch

    We also support SOS Kannerduerf Luxembourg. A number of our staff members give some of their time to help organise a large annual fête, which brings together children from the village for a fun-filled day of activities. BIL also allows minors staying with host families to open a bank account.

  • Jonk Entrepreneuren Luxembourg

    We are one of the main sponsors of Jonk Entrepreneuren, a Luxembourg initiative that aims to foster entrepreneurial spirit among young people, and our volunteers offer assistance to students as they create their fictional company. We are a proud supporter of their Alumni community.

  • Lëtzebuerger Guiden a Scouten

    BIL is a long-standing sponsor of Lëtzebuerger Guiden a Scouten, the largest youth organisation in Luxembourg with around 5,000 members divided into 58 local scout and guide groups. BIL provides support for an environmental education programme, various initiatives that involve working locally in certain developing countries, and training for members and scout leaders.

  • D’Woch vun de Suen

    Every year, many of our staff members take part in the “Woch vun de Suen”, held in Luxembourg as part of the European Money Week, a financial educational programme that aims to make children aware of money management and the importance of saving. The programme doesn’t look to create future investors, but instead aims to instil a sense of money management in terms of savings and everyday purchases.

  • dayCare

    Under the dayCare initiative, we host pupils for a paid, one-day introductory work placement to learn about banking activities and experience the working environment. This project has already allowed more than a thousand pupils to discover Luxembourg businesses first-hand and, as an added bonus, collect money for various charities.

Health

We strive to improve our employees’ quality of life because it is essential to individual and group performance, both within our bank and society as a whole.

  • Médecins du Monde

    We actively support Médecins du Monde, which strives to help the least fortunate by providing medical care in Luxembourg and across the world. This involves collecting medicine and hygiene products from our colleagues, hosting a stand on BIL premises, participating in charity concerts, furniture donations, etc.

  • Art2Cure

    We are pleased to announce the opening of Art2Cure at our art gallery, Galerie “Indépendance”. The concept of the exhibition is to sell the works on display and use the proceeds to help fund research projects on Parkinson’s disease and Zellweger syndrome, which is a rare, incurable disease that affects children.

  • Fight against cancer
  • Series of topical conferences