Santander launches its largest ever programme to support Women in Business

Santander UK has launched its largest ever programme to bolster its support for businesswomen across the UK – the ‘Women Business Leaders’ mentoring programme.  Designed to support women in business across the UK, the mentoring programme pairs budding female entrepreneurs with established business leaders across all sectors, business sizes and geographies. The bank is calling on all businesswomen who feel they would benefit from mentoring – as well as both male and female business owners who think they can add value by becoming a mentor – to sign up quickly…

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IFC and Santander Sign a $300 million Facility to Boost Climate Loans and Support Small and Medium Enterprises in Chile

Santander and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have signed a $300 million unfunded risk-sharing facility to support the increase of access to climate finance and the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Chile. The facility will contribute to the sustainable economic growth of the Chilean economy by helping develop a climate financing market and create employment. This facility will enable Santander to promote the origination of mainly climate-related loans, helping Chile meet its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris climate agreement. In addition, this…

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Londoners Encouraged To Cycle In Support Of Those Living With Dementia

Santander is supporting National Dementia Action Week between 20 – 26 May 2019 to help raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with dementia. For each of the first 40,000 Santander Cycle rides taken on the London cycle hire scheme during the week, Santander will donate £1 to Alzheimer’s Society. In addition, 100 Santander Cycles will be receiving bespoke livery to highlight the campaign and spread awareness across London. As well as travelling around the city, cyclists will be able to support dementia by staying in…

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Santander Picks Alzheimer’s Society As New Charity Partner

Santander has chosen Alzheimer’s Society as its new national Charity Partner for 2019-2021, following a selection process which included a vote by thousands of Santander staff across the UK. The focus of the partnership will be to work together to improve financial inclusion and help those within our communities who may struggle to cope with new technology, as well as employee fundraising activities and volunteering. The bank and charity will combine their respective areas of expertise, to establish joint strategic initiatives that will improve the quality of life of people…

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Santander Raises Record £3.2 Million For Age Uk And Barnardo’s

Santander has raised £3.2million for Age UK and Barnardo’s during its three-year partnership, exceeding its original £3million ambition. Santander staff also contributed over 10,000 hours support, carrying out a wide range of fundraising activities for the two charities, including: International Challenge events with 120 employees travelling to South Africa, Nepal and Cambodia to help vulnerable communities abroad while fundraising to support those closer to home; It’s a Knockout competitions which achieved record numbers of staff participation; and ‘Store Wars’ challenges with Santander employees taking over Age UK and Barnardo’s stores…

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