BNY Mellon helps markets function smoothly and provides investors with access to a broad range of banking and investment products. It is a tremendous responsibility that we embrace. As part of that responsibility, we also use our reach, market influence and resources to address pressing global issues, contribute to healthy economies and make a positive impact on people around the world.
Despite our leadership position, we are not standing still. In order to continue making meaningful contributions to our clients, the financial markets and society, we must evolve to ensure the sustainability of our franchise.
To accelerate our evolution, we have been making a series of structural, organizational and cultural changes across our enterprise. A few examples:
As we take actions to pursue our own success, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs ensure that we help create a better future for both our company and for society.1 To keep pace with our evolution, we are reevaluating our CSR strategy and long-term goals. We know there is more we can do as a service provider, employer and global citizen. We are taking a fresh look at which issues are most important to our stakeholders and our business success, and where we can have the greatest impact given our business model. We expect to unveil an updated strategy and set of goals in our 2019 CSR Report.
In the interim, our commitment to CSR remains as strong as ever. I am proud that BNY Mellon is named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, one of the most highly regarded global sustainability indices, for the past five years running. And we continue to make progress around our current CSR strategy pillars: Our Markets, Our People and Our World. Some key examples:
Responsible business is good business. We rely on our positive reputation and the support of our clients, employees, communities and society at large, so we must and will continue to challenge ourselves to do more.