Commitments to our communities

We believe that as a bank, we have an important role to play in supporting our communities and, as such, we also seek to contribute above and beyond our core activities. The Corporate Citizenship & Foundations team works with selected partner organizations, provides funding through our global and regional foundations and facilitates the sharing of professional expertise to catalyze social innovation, enable inclusive futures and support those in need. We do so in the communities where we live and work, as well as further afield, to overcome the social and economic inequalities disadvantaging young people and communities worldwide in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We strive to make effective use of our social and financial capital to have a positive impact not only on society but also on employees and our core business. In 2020, we maintained our support for our long-term partners and initiatives while also developing immediate responses and mechanisms to help them and others cope with the pandemic and to strengthen racial justice and other equality and inclusion movements.