Wells Fargo Shares Employees' Expertise with Nonprofits GloballyGrameen Foundation's Bankers without Borders Initiative Provides Volunteer Opportunities in up to 30 Countries
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2014 -- Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that it has joined forces with Grameen Foundation's Bankers without Borders® to expand its Global Fellows program —an international volunteer program that lends employees' professional expertise to nonprofits in up to 30 countries.
"Wells Fargo team members have a long history of giving their time and talent to selflessly serve their communities, and our engagement with Grameen Foundation will give them a unique new opportunity to do even more," said Jon Campbell, Wells Fargo's head of Government and Community Relations. "We are very excited to be working in such a meaningful way with Bankers without Borders."
Through Bankers without Borders, Wells Fargo's Global Fellows will have the opportunity to volunteer their skills and expertise on projects supporting some of the world's most promising microfinance and poverty-focused organizations around the world. Members of the Global Fellows program will also have exclusive access to expanded volunteer and professional development offerings, including remote and on-site consulting opportunities that will allow employees to use their skills to create long-term, lasting impact.
"We applaud Wells Fargo's commitment to leveraging their talent and core competencies to make a difference in the lives of some of the world's poorest people," said Grameen Foundation President and CEO Alex Counts. "By working with our Bankers without Borders initiative, employees will have a chance to do good in the world, leverage their professional skills and knowledge, and gain a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the world's poorest people."
Wells Fargo has been recognized for its achievements in CSR, including – World's 35th Most Admired Company by Fortune (2014); #17 Best Company for Diversity by DiversityInc (2014); America's No. 1 Most Generous Cash Donor by Chronicle of Philanthropy (2013); and one of the Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by CR magazine (2014). For more information, visit Wells Fargo's Corporate Social Responsibility, @WellsFargo on Twitter or Wells Fargo's Environmental Forum.