The official launch of "Payroll Giving Luxembourg" will take place during the "Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals through NGOs" event on Thursday 19 March 2020 at 17:30 at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.
Payroll Giving is a means of donating money tax-free to a charity or cause through one's salary. Companies can also use it as a means to meet their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals, in alignment with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve by 2030.
According to its initiators in Luxembourg, Payroll Giving is a free, easy-to-implement system that enables employees to donate the cents or euros that have been rounded off from their salary automatically every month. Employees can thus direct these extra cents towards a project focussed on one or more of the UN’s SDGs.
Employees have full control over how much they want to contribute, for how long, and when they wish to stop. Donations are tax-deductible and go towards projects selected by the companies themselves. The projects are managed by Luxembourgish NGOs recognised by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and which are part of the Payroll Giving Luxembourg consortium of NGOs.
To accompany the launch of this initiative in Luxembourg, the Association Luxembourgeoise des Professionnels de la RSE/CSR (ProRSE) and Payroll Giving Luxembourg are organising a conference entitled "Contributing to SDGs through NGOs" on 19 March from 17:30 to 19:00 (followed by a reception) at the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg-Kirchberg. This conference is aimed at helping companies understand how they can achieve their SDGs and CSR goals through collaboration with Luxembourg-based NGOs. It is also aimed at helping them understand how Payroll Giving works from a technical perspective.
For the first time, companies will have the opportunity to network directly with all NGOs and discuss possible CSR actions with them.
Registration for this conference is mandatory at https://www.prorse.lu/event-info/contribuer-aux-odd-grace-aux-ong/form.