Scotiabank is a leading multinational financial services provider and Canada's most international bank. Since welcoming our first customers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1832, Scotiabank has continued to expand its global reach. Today, through our team of more than 80,000 employees, Scotiabank and its affiliates offer a broad range of products and services, including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking, to over 19 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world.
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Scotiabank helps to build bright futures worldwide through ethical banking practices, environmental awareness and a commitment to communities.
Scotiabank’s corporate social responsibility philosophy is to integrate environmental, social and governance practices into our day-to-day business activities. We measure our success not only in terms of financial criteria, but also in building customer satisfaction and employee engagement, and supporting the communities we serve. Scotiabank's CSR priorities are fully integrated into the bank’s five-point business strategy, enriching it through key CSR initiatives.
Our community giving is an important component of our CSR efforts. Over the last 5 years, the bank has provided approximately $45 million annually to community causes around the world. We are also proud that our employees spent more than 360,000 hours in 2011 volunteering and fundraising through our formal community programs.
The Bright Future program is the bank's global philanthropic vision. The bank's multinational reach has provided a unique opportunity to help people around the world through corporate giving and employee-volunteer programs that span across six pillars: health, education, social services, sports, arts & culture and the environment.
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Scotiabank is an internationally recognized Best Workplace by the Great Place to Work® Institute.
Everyday, in branches across Canada and the world, a community of Scotiabankers is thriving. A global community in fact, motivated by values like insight, integrity, respect, spirit and commitment, where distinct perspectives and unique talents ignite personal career growth.