Commitment to our communities

Our approach to community initiatives

Our community initiatives are central to the groups’ values of making an unselfish contribution to society, nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit, valuing diversity and respecting others, which all underpin Investec’s aim of being a responsible corporate citizen.

Our approach to community initiatives

In line with our vision to create sustained long-term wealth, we need a thriving economy with active economic participants. To become economically active, people need to be educated and skilled in order to be employed or create employment themselves as entrepreneurs. Those professionals and entrepreneurs become our clients and staff, and partner with us to create more wealth. In this way, we can address financial inclusion, creating active economic participants and engaging with communities in a meaningful way.
1.5%
group community spend as a % of operating profit (target >1.0%)

Impact priorities

 
  • Education and learnerships (aligned to priority SDG 4: quality education)
  • Entrepreneurship and job creation (aligned to priority SDG 8: decent work and economic growth)
  • Environment and other philanthropy (aligned to priority SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 9 and SDG 11).
 
 

Spent £9.9mn on community initiatives

49%

education and learnerships

30%

entrepreneurship and job creation

21%

environment and other philanthropy

Download our 2019 corporate sustainability and ESG supplementary report

2019 full report

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2019 full report

Corporate sustainability and ESG supplementary report 2019

2019 report chapters

Corporate sustainability at Investec
Commitment to our people
Commitment to our communities
Commitment to the environment and climate change
Our business impact
Governance, risk and compliance
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