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Future skills. Our commitment to young people in our communities.

Through future skills we aspire to provide young people the opportunity to fulfill their potential in their lives as adults. By supporting access to education and skills we hope to ensure that a young person's success is not determined by their socioeconomic status.

We aim to impact the lives of young people, especially disadvantaged, to close the educational/employment gap as they enter adulthood. We support partners and interventions that make a difference at key points in a young person's life.

We believe that future skills will change over time, even during the course of one's career due to the pace of technology and globalization. Thus, we prioritize the education and skills that enable young people to be a life-long learners and imbue them with an ability to exercise agency. A key initial indication of success will be their attainment of entry-level employment commensurate with their talents and goals and informed by the demands of employers or self-employment through their own entrepreneurial initiative.

We support NGOs and organisations (i.e. schools, networks, institutions) which:

  • provide direct support to young disadvantaged people to facilitate access to education and skills essential to succeed
  • support and strengthen the education system and the structures and professionals within this system to be more effective and impactful and respond to specific needs and challenges facing young disadvantaged people
  • support a comprehensive approach to address external barriers effecting specific sub-sets of disadvantaged young people to access education and/or employment.

Corporate Responsibility Report

Our report offers an insight into how Credit Suisse assumes its various responsibilities as a bank, as an employer, as well as towards society and environment.

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Corporate Citizenship. Empowering People.

Together with our employees we work with selected partner organizations to help strengthen our society and to address social issues. Together, we strive to build a more inclusive future where all people can access the resources and develop the financial, entrepreneurial and other skills to thrive in the economy and society. As part of this commitment we set three focus themes: Financial Inclusion, Financial Education and Future Skills.

Focus Themes