Corporate citizenship and sustainability | Credit Suisse

Our commitment to social sustainability

We believe we have an important responsibility to support the communities where we live and work. As a bank, as a local employer and as a global company, we recognize that we must play our part to fight disadvantage and improve access so that everyone can benefit from global economic growth and development.

“We work for a more inclusive future where all people can access the resources and develop the financial, entrepreneurial and other skills they need to thrive in the economy and society.”

Laura Hemrika, Global Head Corporate Citizenship

Our mission to empower people

As a corporate citizen, we seek to engage our employees and empower people through our activities.

We ac­cel­er­ate change

We make change hap­pen faster by help­ing our part­ner or­ga­ni­za­tions and sec­tors strength­en their ca­pac­i­ty to op­er­ate and make a sus­tain­able im­pact at scale in their field of ex­per­tise.

We help em­ploy­ees make im­pact

We know that our em­ploy­ees are the most valu­able as­set we can of­fer to our NGO part­ners. By mak­ing the most of their en­er­gy, skills and pro­fes­sion­al ex­per­tise, we help our col­leagues dri­ve so­cial and busi­ness im­pact. 

We build skills and sat­is­fac­tion

We of­fer our col­leagues new op­por­tu­ni­ties to do good in the world and bring their tal­ents to new prob­lems. This con­tributes to job sat­is­fac­tion, en­ables per­son­al growth and al­lows us to ben­e­fit from new per­spec­tives from mo­ti­vat­ed and in­spired em­ploy­ees. 

Engaging our colleagues for a sustainable world

An international skills-based volunteering program that allows employees to share expertise with our partner organizations around the world through one week to three month assignments.

What we do to make a difference

Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion

Ex­pand ac­cess to high-qual­i­ty, af­ford­able fi­nan­cial prod­ucts and ser­vices.

Fi­nan­cial Ed­u­ca­tion

Im­prove the fi­nan­cial lit­er­a­cy of in­di­vid­u­als, par­tic­u­lar­ly young peo­ple.

Fu­ture Skills

Equip dis­ad­van­taged young peo­ple with skills and ed­u­ca­tion for a pro­duc­tive fu­ture.