Employee engagement Global inclusion
Governance, ethics, & risk Environmental impact Sustainable sourcing
Products & services
Sustainable investing Consumer & product impact Financial inclusion
Making a difference
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Our commitment to sustainability

We believe everyone deserves the security to pursue their dreams and make progress toward their goals. That's why we remain dedicated to operating sustainably and actively working towards driving better outcomes for people, society, and the planet.


Employee engagement

Talented employees are the heart and soul of our company. Their success is our success.


Global inclusion

Supporting our employees starts with a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Governance, ethics, & risk

We pride ourselves on our legacy as an ethical company—it's what sets us apart.


Environmental impact

To foster a more secure world, we must be mindful of our impact on it.


Sustainable sourcing

We are committed to upholding and expanding our sustainable sourcing practices.


Sustainable investing

We consider sustainable investments integral to our product and ESG strategies.


Consumer & product impact

We provide inclusive products and services so all customers may reach their financial goals.


Financial inclusion

We believe financial literacy can lift up people of all backgrounds, all around the world.

Dan Houston—chairman, president, and CEO

Letter from Dan Houston—chairman, president, and CEO

Our purpose guides what we do and how we do it. We offer meaningful products and services to help customers in ways that are convenient and accessible. We work to increase financial inclusion around the globe, helping more people gain access to useful and affordable financial products and services to meet their needs—from savings, credit, and insurance to education and advice. And we weave sustainability into our business to help build a more inclusive and resilient world.

Read the full letter (PDF)

The path to progress benefits our customers and the planet

Our sustainability strategy

We help people today by advocating for security and inclusion, creating opportunity for future generations. Explore our sustainability strategy.

Our work supports the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

Goal 5: Gender equality Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 10: Reduced inequalities Goal 13: Climate action Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Our activation pillars

  • People: Harness the power of our people
  • Practices: Embed sustainable practices
  • Products & services: Develop accessible products and inclusive services
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ESG Data Center

Access our sustainability report for comprehensive details, or review highlights within the ESG Data Center.

Read the full report (PDF)

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Measuring women’s financial health

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