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

Save Our Oceans From Drowning in Plastic
According to a recent United Nations report, 80 percent of all pollution in the oceans comes from people on land, and over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. This waste annually costs the lives of one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and causes $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems....
Aug 13, 2018 4:10 PM ET
American Express and Pharrell Williams Partner to Back Arts and Music Education in Schools
NEW YORK, August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, American Express and Pharrell Williams announced an expanded partnership and joint commitment to raise awareness and support to bring more arts education to schools nationwide. As part of the collaboration, American Express Platinum and Pharrell will host a fundraising event, called the...
Aug 13, 2018 9:00 AM ET
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