As the region’s leading financial services corporation, EFG Hermes strives to set regional precedents for social responsibility and environmental best practices. Having added a sixth P — public responsibility — to our core values, we have worked diligently to make corporate social responsibility (CSR) an integral component of our culture and strategy. We pledged to become a sustainable business and defined our social purpose of leveraging our financial expertise and capitalising on our human talent to create sustainable value for our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate.
The year saw EFG Hermes launch a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility Department responsible for policy development, reporting and liaising on all sustainability issues together with the Corporate Sustainability Committee and the Green Team — a dynamic action group made up of representatives from different divisions. The department worked on awareness campaigns throughout the year to align the firm with each of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals and highlight how businesses can advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through their activities and partnerships.