Our CSR Strategy Pillars

We built our CSR strategy on three pillars that correspond with what is most relevant to the company and our clients, employees and society. Global trends and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guide our efforts. In 2018, our CSR strategy and impacts supported five SDGs. Examples of those impacts are below.

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Our Markets

We support financial market integrity to help economies thrive.

• Risk Management and Reliability
• Strong Governance


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Relevant SDGs

SDG 8 promotes sustainable economic growth through job creation and financial strength.

SDG 9 recognizes the need for inclusive, resilient infrastructure and industries.

Our Markets: 2018 Achievements


Updated our risk culture principles to reflect market conditions and company environment and strategic priorities


Contacted our top investors for governance discussions


Educated legislators, regulators and policymakers on our business model to inform legislative and regulatory proposals

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Our People

We empower people to achieve their goals.

• Leadership & Development
• Engagement & Wellbeing
• Diversity & Inclusion


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Relevant SDGs

SDG 5 aims to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere, offer them equal opportunities and give the access to economic resources, financial services and empowering technology.

SDG 8 promotes sustainable economic growth through job creation and financial strength.

Our People: 2018 Achievements


98% of managers globally completed online Manager Mental Health Training


Advanced LGBT+ advocacy with our Transgender Guidelines for U.S. employees, and the addition of sexual orientation to Board nomination criteria


Listed on Working Mother/AVTAR Group’s Top 100 Best Companies for Women1

1Awarded to BNY Mellon Private Ltd.
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Our World

We contribute solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

• Social Investing
• Community Commitment
• Environmental Management


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Relevant SDGs

SDG 5 aims to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere, offer them equal opportunities and give the access to economic resources, financial services and empowering technology.

SDGs 7 and 13 target climate change and its impacts. These goals aim to improve energy efficiency, natural resource management and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

SDG 8 promotes sustainable economic growth through job creation and financial strength.

Our World: 2018 Achievements


Recognized on the CDP Climate A List for climate management leadership for 6 consecutive years


Asset Servicing: Launched new environmental, social and governance (ESG) Analytics capability


Committed $1 million to the City University of New York to equip underrepresented students with next-generation workforce skills

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CSR Downloads

Each year we report on our CSR activities and performance. Access our CSR Reports and other downloads.

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Daisey Holmes
If you have a question or feedback on our CSR performance, we want to hear from you.
Daisey Holmes
Global Head, Philanthropy & Corporate Social Responsibility
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