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Report Highlights Strong Ties between Popular’s Social Commitment, Results

By on July 8, 2016

SAN JUAN – For the third year in a row, Banco Popular’s 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report highlights how the bank’s social commitment is intertwined with its business initiatives and results, while placing education at its core.

The bank’s CRS commitment is strongly expressed through efforts such as Finanzas en tus Manos (Finances in your hands), which impacted 30,000 individuals in 2015 through several financial education workshops.

Special projects such as loss mitigation and StartUp provided bank clients with guidance about their financial alternatives.

Informe de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial 2015

Furthermore, the Echar Pa’lante program helped strengthen the entrepreneurial mentality across the island through its multi-sectorial initiatives, entrepreneurial advisory networks and skill development workshops for both students and educators.

By the same token, 71,624 children up to 12 years old took part in a variety of activities and programs of Club del Ahorro (Savings Club) and Populoso, Popular’s corporate mascot.

A healthy development, the habit of savings and social responsibility were some of the topics presented to children participating in these initiatives and programs.

Middle and high school students also had to opportunity to participate in initiatives such as security conferences in digital media and in the D-Coding workshop.

Popular’s CSR Report also includes internal efforts aimed at Popular employees, as well as environmental and cultural initiatives.

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