Shared Value with Northern Trust Community Partners

Nov 15, 2019 9:25 AM ET
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Community engagement opportunities, paid time of for volunteerism and our matching gift programs provide a competitive advantage in employee recruiting and satisfaction. Employee volunteerism is consistently a priority for college graduates considering future employers. Non-proft and civic board involvement is integral to talent management, as it provides employees with leadership, skills development and networking opportunities beyond the scope of their responsibilities. 

Northern Trust Community Partners is a global program that helps employees identify, engage and develop relationships with local charities. These relationships include fnancial and volunteer support. We ofer two full days of paid time of for employees to volunteer with approved non-proft organizations. Through our new volunteer initiative, “A Greater Good,” our employees globally joined in volunteering eforts to donate time to organizations such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository in Chicago and the East End Community Foundation in London. The initiative engaged 887 employees which donated more than 3,500 hours of volunteer time to 59 organizations. 

Beyond the “A Greater Good” Campaign, Northern Trust collectively donated nearly 118,000 hours of service throughout the year using 16,200 hours of employer-paid volunteer time. 

Community involvement is deeply rooted in the Northern Trust culture and afects the way we do business globally. Since our founding in 1889, Northern Trust has actively advanced a culture of caring and a commitment to invest responsibly in the communities we serve worldwide. This philosophy continues today through progressive community investments; contributions to service and community organizations; employee volunteerism; gifts in-kind, such as donations of meeting space, catering, supplies and other knowledge services; and directorship guidance to charitable and civic boards. 

Our approach to supporting our communities takes into account our infuence on our clients, shareholders and employees and we execute each activity with these priorities in mind. 

Read more from Northern Trust's ninth Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report