Barclays’ Shared Growth Ambition

Jun 22, 2016 10:00 AM ET

Healthy economies need strong banks to drive economic growth and social progress. And Barclays has an opportunity to play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and facilitating inclusive, shared growth for all – today and for future generations. 

Using the success of our 2015 Citizenship Plan as the foundation, this new chapter of Barclays’ Citizenship journey aligns to our strategy, geographical footprint and competitive strengths. We have announced our Shared Growth Ambition, the evolution of our Citizenship strategy. 

Barclays’ Shared Growth Ambition is about making decisions and doing business that provides our clients, customers, shareholders and the communities we serve with access to a prosperous future.

Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer, says“Barclays cannot succeed or prosper unless the societies and communities in which we live and work also succeed and prosper. This means using our skills, resources and commitment to drive and deliver the best results for all stakeholders.”

We will do this in three specific ways, by supporting: 

1. Access to employment

2. Access to financial and digital empowerment

3. Access to financing

Our long-term aim is to create and grow a collection of products, services and partnerships that improve the lives of people in the communities we serve, whilst providing the commercial return our shareholders deserve. It ensures we have clear focus on driving social good in everything that we do and we build the foundations for future growth for all. Quite simply, it’s good business – for Barclays and for society.

This is the start of Barclays' Shared Growth Ambition. More information and case studies will be available on our Citizenship pages throughout the journey.

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