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Building Young Futures

Barclays and UNICEF partnership reaches more than 90,000 young people around the world

Building Young Futures, a pioneering partnership between Barclays and UNICEF celebrates a milestone achievement.

Our approach

Citizenship is a fundamental part of how Barclays is changing to become the bank of choice for all our stakeholders, and one of the ways in which we live and embed our Purpose and Values.

Our approach

Citizenship means taking into account the needs of all our stakeholders and making decisions which are positive for our customers and clients, shareholders, colleagues and communities

2015 Citizenship Plan

The commitments in our 2015 Citizenship Plan are organised around three areas where we can have the greatest impact

Key facts and figures

Our progress with the 2015 Citizenship Plan

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Citizenship at Barclays

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Citizenship is one of the ways in which we live and embed our Purpose and Values; our strategy and commitments are organised around three pillars:

  • The way we do business
  • Contributing to growth
  • Supporting our communities


The way we do business

Ensure our decisions take account of stakeholder needs in the short and long term


Contributing to growth

Deliver product and service solutions to help more people and society progress in a sustainable way


Supporting our communities

Help five million young people achieve their ambitions

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Evolving the way we do business is crucial to Citizenship. That’s why we must always make responsible decisions that take our stakeholders’ needs into account in both the short and the long term. Find out more

Sustainability risk in lending

Barclays has a governance structure to minimise environmental and social risk

Managing our environmental impact

We are fully committed to minimising our operational environmental impact when and wherever possible

Human rights

We support governments and civil society groups in respecting and upholding human rights

Contributing to growth

We support economic growth and job creation by delivering good value products and services that help individuals, businesses and society make sustainable progress. Find out more.


Making credit available contributes to job creation and economic growth

Increasing access to finance

We're working on innovative, appropriate and sustainable financial services

Social innovation

Innovation has long been critical to the success of our business - find out how

Supporting our communities

Our goal is to help 5 Million Young Futures achieve their ambitions. We believe there is no better start on the path to success than access to enterprise, employability and financial skills. When we empower the next generation with skills to support themselves, we also create a halo effect for their families and local communities. Find out more.

Our commitment

Barclays is helping five million disadvantaged young people achieve their ambitions

Our programmes

Since 2013, Barclays has invested £136.5m to benefit more than 2.43 million young people around the world

Employees in action

Barclays’ employees are an important part of how we will deliver our 5 Million Young Futures goal

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Citizenship news 

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