For Immediate Release
July 13, 2015
​ABA Media Contact: Blair Bernstein
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ABA Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Tool

Interactive map highlights banks work in their communities

​WASHINGTON – The American Bankers Association Foundation has announced the launch of a new interactive map – “Banks in their Communities” – which showcases corporate social responsibility programs from banks across the country. The announcement was made at today’s White House Conference on Aging.CCAMapLarger.JPG

The map – featuring profiles from ABA’s Community Commitment Awards submissions – allows users to search and view bank programs in six categories, including:

  • Affordable housing;
  • Community and economic development;
  • Financial education;
  • Nontraditional borrower and underbanked;
  • Protecting older Americans; and
  • Volunteerism. 

“Banks are constantly finding innovative and impactful ways to connect with the communities they serve,” said Corey Carlisle, ABA senior vice president, bank community engagement. “This map was designed not only to acknowledge the great work banks have done, but to act as a resource for those looking to do more and to alert consumers of the programs available to them.”  

Users will be able to search for programs by state, category, bank asset size and keyword. The map will identify any program summaries submitted since the CCA’s inception in 2012 that match the user’s search criteria. To view the map, visit aba.com/communityengagement.

“Our Financial Exploitation Education program is designed to protect older Americans from financial abuse and fraud and is one of many featured on ABA’s new interactive map,” said Scott Dueser, president and CEO, First Financial Bank Texas, who represented ABA at the White House conference. “We hope that by sharing the details of our program and what’s made us successful in protecting our customers, other banks will be encouraged to adopt similar initiatives.”

The Community Commitment Awards – the source for the map’s bank program profiles – honor innovative, high impact contributions banks make to the customers and communities they serve. The awards are given to banks of all asset sizes and judged by a panel of nationally recognized experts. For more information on the awards, visit aba.com/awards.

Through its leadership, partnerships, and national programs, ABA’s Community Engagement Foundation, a 501(c)3, helps bankers provide financial education to individuals at every age, elevate issues around affordable housing and community development, and achieve corporate social responsibility objectives to improve the well-being of their customers and their communities.
 
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $15 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $11 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans. Learn more at aba.com.
 
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