The Marcelle-Mallet Research Chair is devoted to the theoretical and empirical study of philanthropic actions in society, manifested in the giving of one’s self or resources, and, more generally, by the expression of a concern for others and one’s environment. Under Philanthropy, Law and Development clusters, the Chair focuses on integrative, transdisciplinary research so that, in examining sustainable development, the contributions of the rule of law, companies and civil society are highlighted.
PHILANTHROPY, LAW AND DEVELOPMENT
Given current and future social challenges, the Institut Mallet serves as an idea incubator for the purpose of contributing to the advancement and concerted promotion of philanthropic thought and culture in society. It is to be a centre for reflection and co-operation on the fundamentals of philanthropy and offers opportunities for reflection, research, education and collaboration, in an environment of solidarity and knowledge-sharing. Located in the Mother-House of the Sisters of Charity, it also provides a framework for ethical reflection on human action in this field and seeks to act as an influence on collective philanthropic choices, in continuity with the humanistic values that are the foundation of our society.