Tuesday, November 2, 2010

American Express CSR

American Express their CSR in three areas:

1) Cultural Heritage
3) Community Service

The Philanthropy: The mission of our Corporate Social Responsibility program is to bring to life the American Express value of good corporate citizenship by supporting diverse communities in ways that enhance the company's reputation with employees, customers, business partners and other stakeholders. We do this by supporting visionary nonprofit organizations that are: 

Cultural Heritage: (http://about.americanexpress.com/csr/cult_her.aspx) We support organizations and projects that preserve or rediscover important cultural works and major historic sites in order to provide ongoing access and enjoyment for current and future audiences. The programs we support include a broad range of arts and culture: from historic landmarks and public spaces to dance, theater, music, film and the visual arts. We emphasize preserving works that represent a range of diverse cultures. 

Leadership: (http://about.americanexpress.com/csr/leadership.aspx We extend our commitment to leadership development to the broader community. We seek the best methods, programs and partners that provide current and future nonprofit leaders with practical opportunities to learn and build leadership skills.

We are especially interested in proposals that cultivate leadership opportunities for diverse communities within the nonprofit sector or that focus on innovative leadership development programs for emerging leaders of world-class institutions. Our focus is on training individuals with demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector in programs specifically targeted to the arts, environment, higher education and social service arenas. We will accept a limited number of requests for programs impacting emerging leaders in the public sector as well as for programs outside the U.S. to support entrepreneurs becoming future business leaders.

Community Service: (http://about.americanexpress.com/csr/comm_serv.aspxWe encourage good citizenship by supporting organizations that cultivate meaningful opportunities for civic engagement by our employees and members of the community.

We also serve our communities by supporting immediate and long-term relief and recovery efforts to help victims of natural disasters. Funding goes to support preparedness programs that allow relief agencies to be better equipped in responding to emergencies as they occur.

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