Our Social Commitments Worldwide

Projects Americas

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  • Partnership with City Harvest, US
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  • Non-Profit Board Training Program, US
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  • KIPP Foundation, US

Projects EMEA

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  • African Leadership Academy, South Africa
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  • Rock Your Life, Germany
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  • Debate Mate, UK

Projects Switzerland

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  • PluSport, Switzerland
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  • Young Enterprise Switzerland
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  • Swiss Youth Music Competition

Projects Asia Pacific

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  • Hair for Hope Campaign, Singapore
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  • Half the Sky Foundation, Little Pre-School, China
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  • Child’s Dream Kuang Kham School and Na La Boarding House, Laos

Global

17,265

volunteers

182,376

hours dedicated
to voluntary
work

Americas

5249

volunteers

49,149

hours dedicated
to voluntary
work

EMEA

3,601

volunteers

36,018

hours dedicated
to voluntary
work

Switzerland

5,285

volunteers

69,701

hours dedicated
to voluntary
work

Asia Pacific

3,130

volunteers

27,508

hours dedicated
to voluntary
work

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Partnership with City Harvest, US

Aim: Help City Harvest to collect excess food and distribute it to soup kitchens, senior centers and homeless shelters.

Result: In view of the high demand for emergency food, we further strengthened our longstanding partnership in 2012. Credit Suisse provided financial support and our employees volunteered 1,900 hours of their time to assist City Harvest, which last year distributed 40 million pounds of food to the needy.

Non-Profit Board Training Program, US

Aim: Give employees the tools and expertise they need to serve as Board members in non-profit organizations by providing governance training, placements and volunteering grants.

Result: In 2012, 191 employees participated in the Non-Profit Board Training Program. Over 750 employees in 7 cities have been trained to date.

KIPP Foundation, US

Aim: Help students from low-income communities to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college.

Result: Annually, an average of 95% of KIPP eighth-grade classes supported by Credit Suisse outperform their local districts in state reading and mathematics tests; 94% graduate from high school and 84% start college.

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African Leadership
Academy, South Africa

Aim: Help to create the next generation of leaders through the Credit Suisse Leadership Outreach Program – a series of workshops focused on leadership and entrepreneurship for students and educators.

Result: A total of 126 young people have participated in the workshops over the past 2 years, including 16 young people from Clouddog – a partner organization of the Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation.

Rock Your Life,
Germany

Aim: Fund workshops and workplace visits for young people to increase their employability.

Result: In 2011 – 2012, 12 workshops were held for 300 young people and 30 corporate visits were organized in 15 cities across Germany. In addition, Credit Suisse staff volunteered to support Rock Your Life.

Debate Mate,
United Kingdom

Aim: Increase opportunities of disadvantaged young people by offering them access to after-school debate clubs run by top university students. The debate clubs are designed to develop their communication, analytical and interpersonal skills while building confidence and self-esteem.

Result: The Credit Suisse EMEA Foundation funded 24 after-school debate clubs in 2011-2012 as part of its commitment to education and provided financial support to enable students to enter inter-school debating competitions. Credit Suisse also hosted the Credit Suisse Novice Cup in 2012.

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PluSport,
Switzerland

Aim: Foster integration and provide positive experiences for people with disabilities through active participation in sport.

Result: Around 80 volunteers helped out at PluSport Day – the largest one-day sporting event for people with disabilities in Switzerland – and took part in goalball tournaments for blind people and the visually impaired.

Young Enterprise Switzerland

Aim: Help young people to acquire an understanding of business topics, an entrepreneurial approach and effective personal skills.

Result: 48 employees provided assistance for 50 classes, benefiting 930 students.

Swiss Youth Music Competition

Aim: Foster talent in the areas of classical music, jazz, rock and pop at grass-roots level.

Result: With Credit Suisse’s support, more than 1,300 children participated in the 2012 “Classic” competition and 21 bands qualified for the final of the “Jazz, Rock and Pop” competition in Zurich.

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Hair for Hope Campaign,
Singapore

Aim: Raise funds and create awareness of childhood cancer.

Result: Credit Suisse was one of the main sponsors of the Hair for Hope Campaign 2012, which attracted more than 160 volunteers. As part of the campaign, 32 people had their heads shaved – raising more than SGD 120,000.

Half the Sky Foundation,
Little Pre-School, China

Aim: Prepare orphaned children aged between 2.5 and 7 years to succeed in community schools – instilling them with a sense of self-worth that is often missing in institutionalized children.

Result: 22 volunteers from Hong Kong visited the Half the Sky Little Pre-school in Shenzhen, and 10 volunteers from the Beijing office visited the China Care Home. In 2012, we donated USD 150,000, benefiting 146 pre-school children.

Child’s Dream Kuang Kham School and Na La
Boarding House, Laos

Aim: Fund the construction of classrooms at Kuang Kham Secondary School and Na La Boarding House.

Result: A total of USD 150,000 was awarded to Child’s Dream to construct 8 classrooms at Kuang Kham Secondary School and two boarding houses at the Na La Secondary School in Laos, benefiting over 600 students.