We undertake initiatives that help improve the lives of people in the communities where we are, by embedding corporate social responsibility in our business and encouraging employee volunteerism. We also carry out CSR initiatives through the BPI Foundation, the bank's social development arm, promoting not only financial empowerment, but also education, entrepreneurship and care for the environment.
Education. The Foundation collaborates with both public and private educational institutions in various activities that promote educational excellence, and in initiatives that improve the quality of teaching and the lives of teachers in the country.
Entrepreneurship. Its entrepreneurship focus promotes the development of business startups and social enterprises through programs that aim to provide capacity-building, financial management coaching, and access to financial products and services.
Environment. Lastly, the foundation undertakes activities and initiatives that aim to reduce the environmental impact of the bank's operations and creates programs that help communities take better care of their environment and adapt to a climate-defined future.
As a responsible corporate citizen, the bank also contributes to building a sustainable society in partnership with non-government organizations, government institutions, and other civic organizations on projects that promote entrepreneurship, education, and the environment.
The bank's active engagement in support of the communities it serves is done through:
- Volunteerism Activities
- Dialogues and Fora
- Community Events
- CSR Activities
In 2018, community investments were at Php 24 million. Community development programs were also implemented through the support from other areas within the Bank.