Credit Suisse celebrates ten years of global initiatives
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.