Fostering Citizenship with American Express
At American Express, both serving the community and running a successful business are integral parts of the company. Learn how American Express tries to bring good citizenship to life around the world in our latest Brand Philanthropy post.
American Express, also known as Amex, is a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1850, Amex cards account for approximately 24% of the total dollar volume of credit card transactions in the U.S. The company, although dedicated to profits, is also dedicated to fostering good citizenship, preserving and sustaining historical pieces and developing new leaders for tomorrow.
Amex’s goal is to enhance the company’s reputation with employees, customers, businesses, partners and other stakeholders with its good corporate citizenship. The company does this by supporting visionary non-profit organizations that are preserving historic places, developing leaders and encouraging community service.
Historical places can be a source of local and national identity. That’s why it’s so important for American Express to play a role in preserving these pieces, attracting visitors to the sites and revitalizing local neighborhoods. And Amex is equally passionate about developing new leaders for tomorrow. The financial services company desires to give leaders the tools they need to transform the industries they work in. This ultimately will lead to improved organizational and individual performance.
But aside from its core initiatives, Amex is contributing in other philanthropic areas as well. Here’s a look at what American Express is doing to give back:
- Disaster Relief
- Employee-Driven Philanthropy
- American Express Leadership Academy
- Historic Preservation Initiatives
- Serve2Gether Consulting
American Express is a great example of a company making a difference in its community. And it perfectly complements our Featured campaign this month: Women’s World Banking. Women’s World Banking is a non-profit that works to get women financially included. Learn more about the organization on our blog!