We want to create value for the communities and areas we operate in every day, by associating our growth with the economic, social and environmental development of the areas we operate in.
This statement is implemented through support activities to local areas like support for schools, colleges, universities, sporting associations, hospitals and health associations, tourism associations, ecclesiastical bodies and local parishes, support for fair-trade retail outlets, student bursaries, support for local entities and much more. Of particular note are our donations for the purchase of diagnostic instruments.
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To support customers and their families and to promote a society that BPER Banca wishes to become increasingly inclusive, the bank continues its commitment to carrying out Financial Education initiatives for children, adolescents and adults. We are convinced that greater economic and financial knowledge ensures a suitable protection for consumers and also enables more freedom of choice and awareness in managing savings.
Even the banks in our Group are involved in financial education: Banco di Sardegna with the project “Banco di Sardegna for schools” that aims to create an entrepreneurial culture in youngsters. Cassa di Risparmio di Bra with the project for primary schools “Us and saving “.
Fight against compulsive gambling
The Group is actively attentive and vigilant to avoid gambling from becoming a tool for money laundering or recourse to extortion.
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Culture for all
BPER Banca has always acted in the firm conviction that inclusion and the reduction of social inequalities also require the spread of cultural events that are open to citizens and accessible for everyone. The Bank supports theatres of national standing, important literary prizes and artistic as well as musical events. Finally, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of BPER Banca we created “La Galleria. Collezione e Archivio Storico”, an exhibition space built within the Parent Company’s management offices, that aims to promote the Group’s artistic assets.
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We have almost 200 study grants throughout Italy as well as internships, apprenticeships and important support mechanisms with the universities in the areas we serve.
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Attention to people
BPER Banca is one of the main partners for initiatives that provide concrete support to families in situations of distress, including families who have fallen into poverty during the recent economic crisis. Moreover, we are involved in various interventions to support associations working with the weaker members of society in the social sector and in the development of local areas.