The Macquarie Group and its philanthropic arm the Macquarie Group Foundation were yesterday awarded the JDRF Global Corporate Partner of the Year Award at an event that also saw the launch of a milestone study produced as part of the award-winning partnership.
The Global Corporate Partner of the Year Award recognises the corporate partner that has had the most impact on JDRF globally, across its affiliates in in Australia, the US, Canada, the UK, Denmark, and the Netherlands. It is awarded annually by JDRF.
Nicholas Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie, said “Together with Macquarie staff, the Foundation has contributed more than $A200 million to thousands of community organisations since its inception in 1985, supporting programs across health, education, the arts, welfare and the environment. JDRF is one of our most enduring partnerships, and I am pleased to see the efforts and energies of our staff and the support of our Foundation recognised in this manner.”
Lisa George, Head of the Macquarie Group Foundation, said “Our partnership with JDRF shows what can be achieved when a not-for-profit organisation inspires commitment from a wide range of Macquarie staff. This award reflects how strongly staff have taken on this cause, which has grown organically over the past 12 years.”
Mike Wilson, CEO and Managing Director of JDRF Australia, said “The Macquarie Group Foundation is one of the most active philanthropic foundations in Australia. We wanted to celebrate and recognise the impact that JDRF’s partnership with Macquarie staff and the Foundation has had on type 1 diabetes and medical research around the world.”
Also launched today was the Global Type 1 Diabetes Research Impact Analysis (RIA), which was produced as part of the Global Diabetes Research Innovation Partnership between JDRF and the Macquarie Group Foundation.
The RIA shows that Australia’s contribution to the global diabetes research landscape has doubled in the last ten years and that JDRF-funded publications in Australia are cited almost twice as many times as other publications.