Corporate Social Responsibility at American Express

Corporate Social Responsibility at American Express

Bringing good citizenship to life around the world

At American Express, we believe that serving our communities is not only integral to running a business successfully, it is part of our individual responsibilities as citizens of the world. The mission of our program is to bring to life the American Express value of good corporate citizenship by supporting 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: 

  • Preserving and sustaining historic places for the future; 
  • Developing new leaders for tomorrow; and 
  • Encouraging community service where our employees and customers live and work. 

Learn more by visiting about.americanexpress.com/csr.  

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5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020
2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to...
Jan 13, 2020 11:00 AM ET
The Future of Preservation is Sustainable Tourism
Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley.  ...
Jan 2, 2020 5:40 PM ET
American Express and Parley for the Oceans Announce First-Ever Card Made Primarily With Reclaimed Plastic From Parley and Launch a Global Campaign to #BackOurOceans
September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Today, American Express is proud to announce an expanded commitment to combat marine plastic pollution through several company-wide programs, including: Unveiling the first-ever Card made primarily with reclaimed plastic collected from beaches, islands and coastal communities from Parley for the Oceans A global call to action to #...
Sep 16, 2019 8:30 AM ET
Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?
Since posting Is There A Role For Philanthropy In Renewing Democracy a month ago, several colleagues have suggested that organized philanthropy (i.e., foundations and funds) need to get their own houses in order before they worry about such issues as renewing...
Aug 12, 2019 3:45 PM ET
Is There a Role for Philanthropy in Renewing Democracy?
Has the world of organized philanthropy done everything it can to shore up democratic values and aspirations, or has it been pursuing its own ideas of the public good? To what extent can philanthropy’s efforts to strengthen communities and rebuild public trust be more effective and responsive to the needs of a democratic society?    In May of 2018, the Council on Foundations and the...
Jul 11, 2019 3:00 PM ET

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