2016 CSR Report

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the core of our business strategy. As an engine for the financial markets, we help drive global growth and prosperity, improving lives through investing.

Two persons discuss and write on whiteboard

Invested in Change

In our more than 230 years of existence, change has been a constant. We are committed to creating a sustainable world where people can succeed and economies can thrive. Learn how we are embracing five trends that are changing the world in our CSR Report.

Global Trends Shaping CSR

Understanding global trends and how they affect our stakeholders is essential to knowing where we can make the greatest difference. Technology advancements, gender equality and climate change impacts are among the trends that are driving change in 2016.


A globe illustration outlining Our Markets, Our People, Our World, the major pillars of our CSR Strategy

Our CSR Strategy

Our CSR strategy is built on three pillars. The work in Our Markets supports our role in the global economy. We are dedicated to Our People, who are the core of our business. Our World is about contributing solutions to society’s biggest challenges.

Gerald L. Hassell

Hear from Our Leaders on CSR

BNY Mellon leaders across our company believe strongly in our CSR strategy. They integrate our CSR commitments into their daily work to help us achieve our vision of improving lives through investing.


Enlarge Our Impact Infographic
Our Impact

At BNY Mellon, CSR is not just a philosophy. Our CSR activities make positive, lasting impacts on our markets, our people and our world.

Our Markets

Our Markets

We oversee more than $30 trillion dollars for some of the world’s most prominent investors. We play a vital role in people’s lives around the world and work diligently to protect their assets and maintain their trust.


96 percent

96 percent of employees are aware of risks relevant to their work

30 trillion dollars

We safeguard $30 trillion for investors1

90 percent

90 percent of our largest clients are willing to recommend BNY Mellon


  1. Refers to assets under custody and/or administration ($28.9 trillion) and assets under management ($1.6 trillion) at year end 2016.
Enlarge Protecting the Markets through Risk Culture Infographic
Strong Risk Culture

Our employees’ everyday decisions create a strong risk culture reinforced with policies, training and technologies that lead to consistent performance and ethical standards in all market conditions.


Trend Spotlight

Accelerating Technology and Globalized Markets

Globalization, technology acceleration and mounting cyber threats are reshaping society. Learn how we harness innovative technologies in our everyday business to manage risk responsibly, establish market leading solutions and delight clients.

Our People

Our People

We cultivate a high-performance environment where people are empowered to improve lives through investing. Our diverse, inclusive and supportive culture enables all employees to reach their goals.


1 million

We delivered nearly one million learning hours to employees

79 percent

Overall employee engagement was 79 percent, the highest in five years

thirty-six percent

42 percent of our global workforce and 36 percent of vice presidents are women

Enlarge Employee Wellbeing Infographic
Employee Wellbeing

Our new holistic wellbeing program helps employees be happier, more engaged and more productive and, by extension, helps strengthen families and communities.

Trend Spotlight

A Changing Global Workforce

People are truly our most valuable assets. Today’s employees want to work for companies that value them as individuals and make a difference in the world. Learn how we are invested in the workforce of the future.

Our World

Our World

We use our influence, expertise, skills and resources to contribute solutions to the world’s most pressing issues. We do this while upholding our responsibility to help create a resilient, accessible financial system that people trust.


69.3 billion dollars

Managed $69.3 billion in assets using ESG and values-based exclusionary screens

42 million

Provided $42 million in community support1

environment icon

Reductions, energy credits and carbon offsets led to 0 net carbon emissions2

  1. Community support includes donations, grants and charitable sponsorships made by BNY Mellon and employee donations to charities that qualify for our matching program.
  2. For Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions including our data centers, as well as Scope 3 business travel emissions. 
Enlarge Driving Innovation in Gender-lens Investing Infographic
Return on Equality Report

Our report, “Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap,” shows a $300 billion opportunity in products and services that support gender parity. Learn what’s next.

Trend Spotlight

Advancing Gender Equality

Striving for gender equality within and outside our four walls is key to our success. Learn how we are invested in promoting gender equality to help improve quality of life for billions of women and girls around the world.

CSR Report cover

CSR Downloads

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

Contact Us

Heidi DuBois
If you have a question or feedback on our CSR performance, we want to hear from you.
Heidi DuBois
Global Head of Philanthropy & Corporate Social Responsibility
Contact Us
Want to share with friends in your network?