Natixis’ sport sponsoring and patronage activities focus on sporting projects with collective ambitions. Natixis shares with its clients and staff values inherent to sport such as solidarity, and particularly those conveyed by the Olympic movement and the world of rugby.
Natixis, Premium Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Since January 1, 2019, Natixis has been a Premium Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This unique experience is an invitation for our clients and staff to share common values and a passion for sport ahead of the event.
Natixis and rugby, a lasting partnership
Since 2007, Natixis has chosen to work alongside a team, a collective, in a partnership founded on close ties and humanity. Natixis is the official sponsor of Racing 92, the historic French rugby club.
Natixis sides with Racing 92 in order to:
- support the development of young talent (training center)
- embed the values of teamwork and sport in the young (rugby schools)
- help Racing 92 win a first European title (Champions Cup)
- assist the club in its campaign for another French national title (TOP 14)
Charitable races and walks
Run, walk and engage! Our staff take part in races and walks in favor of causes they hold dear. For example, they take part in the Course du Cœur and Odysséa French events, as well as in charity races in Milan, London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, etc.
Natixis and Trans-forme, an affair of the heart
Since 2008, we have supported the Trans-forme federative association of transplant and dialysis patients by taking part in the Course du Cœur race in support of organ donation.
The Course du Coeur is a four-day and night race, during which a team of 14 company staff relay each other to complete a 750-kilometer course between Paris and Arcs-Bourg Saint Maurice in the French Alps. Among the teams, one of them is made up of former transplant patients (heart, liver, kidney, bone marrow).
The goal? Raise public awareness of the issue of organ donation.
For Benoît Jehan, joint captain for the Course du Cœur 2021:
The Course du Cœur generates a powerful sense of engagement within the team, thanks to the values of sport and the chance to use those values to further a noble cause in the interests of society.
Engaging for breast cancer research
Marking the start of the international breast cancer action week, Pink October, Odyssea Paris is not merely a competition, but an event combining generosity and sport.
Since 2004, Natixis has taken on the role of sponsor in a number of cultural projects. Initially heavily involved in the conservation and restoration of major works, Natixis has gradually shifted its focus towards making culture widely accessible to the general public. Today, the company sustainably supports institutions that exhibit the treasures of our cultural heritage, particularly in the fields of painting and music.
Natixis strives, through music, to contribute to the transmission of culture, to provide all audiences access to music and to foster tomorrow's talents.
Paintings and exhibitions
Natixis works side by side with cultural institutions, primarily supporting painting exhibitions, and making it possible for thousands of visitors to discover artistic masterpieces both old and new.
2021-2022: Botticelli, Artist & Designer
Natixis, major patron for the “Botticelli, Artist & Designer” exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum from September 10, 2021 to January 24, 2022, in Paris.
This exhibition on Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510), the first to take place in France in 15 years, presented around forty pieces by the Renaissance master and his contemporaries – paintings, furniture, tapestries and decorative panels.
The event took visitors to his prolifically creative workshop, which has become a symbol of the mythical golden age of Florence at the time of the Medici family.
2019-2020: Degas à l’Opéra
Natixis sponsors the Degas à l’Opéra exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay to mark the 350th anniversary of the Paris Opera, from September 24, 2019 to January 19, 2020.
Edgar Degas’ work takes us right into the heart of the Opera during this exhibition, as he investigated its various spaces and focused on the different people involved – dancers, musicians and spectators. His art captures the movement and reflects a range of viewpoints as it reveals the details of the stage and provides the viewer with echoes of its song, music and dance.
2019-2020 : “From Van Gogh to Picasso: treasures of the Guggenheim” (Italy)
Natixis, sponsor of the exhibition “From Van Gogh to Picasso: treasures of the Guggenheim” held at the royal palace (Palazzo Reale) in Milan from the 16th of October to the 9th of March 2020.
Following the company’s donation, the Thannhauser collection, including works by the likes of Van Gogh and Picasso, left the Guggenheim museum in New York to come to Europe for the first time. Having been exhibited in Bilbao in Spain, Aix en Provence in France and Milan in Italy, the collection returned to New York where it will remain for the next 50 years at the Guggenheim.
2018-2019: "Le cubisme"
Natixis is a Major Partner of the “Le Cubisme” exhibition on show at the Centre Pompidou from October 17, 2018 until February 25, 2019.
Through an array of 300 works, the exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of one of modern art history’s founding movements. It highlights the inventiveness of the artists, as well as the depth and wide variety of this artistic standpoint. Visitors will be treated to an unprecedented galaxy of cubist masterpieces.
2019 - "Bouquet of Tulips", de Jeff Koons
Natixis counts itself among the sponsors of Jeff Koons’ "Bouquet of Tulips", a work gifted to the city of Paris as a token of the American people’s support for Parisians and Frenchmen and women who were bereaved by the attacks of 2015-2016.
This initiative testifies to the Franco-American dimension of Natixis, which has had a presence in the United States since its inception, notably in New York and Boston.
2017: Villa Necchi
Natixis will be sponsoring a new permanent exhibit from FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) in the Villa Necchi Campiglio, a historical home located in the heart of Milan.
The new permanent exhibit features previously unseen drawings by great masters of the 20th century, including Picasso, Matisse or Modigliani. The exhibit, opened on November 14, 2017, includes 21 drawings, created between 1910 and 1960.
2017: Pop Art
Natixis is the sponsor of the "Pop Art - Icons That Matter" exhibition, presented at the Maillol Museum in Paris, from September 22, 2017 to January 21, 2018.
This exhibition is the result of an exceptional collaboration between the Maillol Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, a must-see institution of modern and contemporary American art.
Roy Lichtenstein, Girl in Window (Study for World’s Fair Mural), 1963, huile et acrylique sur toile, 173 x 142,2 cm,
Natixis endeavors to reveal treasures of the French and world cultural heritage to the public. As part of this policy, it is sponsoring the Picasso.mania exhibition presented at the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais in Paris from October 7, 2015 to February 29, 2016.
One hundred works by Picasso, some of them which were never shown, are presented alongside the great masters of contemporary art, such as David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat… The works are presented in chronologic order and by theme. They trace the reception of Picasso’s work and the different stages that led to the creation of the Picasso myth.
Natixis, Exclusive Sponsor of the Hokusai Exhibition, which held at Grand Palais in Paris from October 1, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
This retrospective is organized by the Réunion nationale des musées nationaux –Grand Palais and The Japan Foundation with the exceptional contribution of the Musée Guimet. Six periods of Hokusai's life have been illustrated by series of prints, many paintings and preparatory drawings.
© Rmn – Grand Palais
Natixis supported the acoustic and aesthetic renovation of Comédie-Française’s Salle Richelieu.
This renovation has considerably improve the quality of sound for spectators and allow to better appreciate the actors’ artistic performances.
© Cosimo Mirco Magliocca / Coll. Comédie-Française
2011: Impressionists Gallery, Musée d'Orsay
2010: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Natixis was the exclusive sponsor of the Claude Monet (1840-1926) exhibit organized in the National Galleries of the Grand Palais, in Paris by Rmn-Grand Palais and the Musée d'Orsay.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) poster ©Rmn-Grand Palais, 2010
2009: Madeleine Vionnet
Natixis financed the restoration and exhibit of the creations of this famous fashion designer at the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris (2008-2010).
Evening dress, summer 1924, detail © Decorative Arts, French Union of Fashion Arts / Patrick Gries