Credit Suisse cel­e­brates ten years of global ini­tia­tives

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As part of its so­cial en­gage­ment, Credit Suisse launched two global ini­tia­tives in 2008: in ed­u­ca­tion and fi­nan­cial in­clu­sion. In the first five years, the Global Ed­u­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive sup­ported school-aged chil­dren in low-in­come coun­tries and reached over 100,000 stu­dents in 38 coun­tries. In 2014, Credit Suisse launched a Sig­na­ture Pro­gram fo­cus­ing on Fi­nan­cial Ed­u­ca­tion for Girls, de­liv­er­ing fi­nan­cial ed­u­ca­tion and life skills ed­u­ca­tion to over 100,000 girls in se­lected re­gions of Brazil, China, In­dia, Rwanda, Tan­za­nia and Sri Lanka.

The Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion Ini­tia­tive fo­cuses on strength­en­ing mi­cro­fi­nance in­sti­tu­tions’ abil­ity to serve the fi­nan­cially ex­cluded through the de­vel­op­ment of fi­nan­cial prod­ucts and ser­vices in ar­eas such as ed­u­ca­tion and en­trepreneur­ship.

In 2017 alone, more than 110 MFIS and Fin­tech start-ups and over 120,000 stu­dents were sup­ported and more than 228,100 peo­ple re­ceived ac­cess to new or im­proved prod­ucts and ser­vices.

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