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. 

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Content from this campaign

Changing the Mindset from Old Power to New Power in the Arts
In Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’ new book, New Power: How Power Works in our Hyperconnected World and How to Make it Work for You, the authors define “old power” like a currency (held by a few) and “new power” like a current (open, participatory and peer-driven). It would be difficult to think of a field that is more old-power than the arts. As the former executive director...
Aug 6, 2018 4:20 PM ET
American Express Awards $1 Million to Threatened Cultural Heritage Sites Included on 2018 World Monuments Watch
NEW YORK,, June 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  American Express and World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced $1 million in funding to support preservation efforts at eight endangered cultural heritage sites included on the 2018 World Monuments Watch. The funded sites face threats from the effects of natural disaster, climate change, urbanization, and neglect, and date...
Jun 12, 2018 11:10 AM ET
Let’s Keep It Blue Together
Last Friday was International Ocean Day -- a day that we celebrate the 71 percent of our planet that is covered with water. But, increasingly that water is filled with plastic, and it’s slowly killing us. Consider these facts: 80 percent of all pollution in the ocean comes from people on land. 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean per year, wreaking...
Jun 12, 2018 9:00 AM ET
American Express Announces $500,000 Commitment to Strive for College and UStrive Inc.
NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express announced today that the company will join forces with Strive for College and UStrive Inc. to increase college access for students across the United States. Strive for College is a national nonprofit that provides students with mentoring through the college admissions and financial aid application process through the...
May 31, 2018 3:40 PM ET
Iconic Houses: Celebrating Modern Architectural Marvels
As the World’s largest travel network, American Express has a deep understanding of the influence buildings and landmarks can have on society. And, as regular readers of my blog know, we have a long history of helping communities thrive through the power of preservation. Our goal has always been to protect places of cultural, historical, and architectural significance, ensuring their...
May 16, 2018 3:50 PM ET