Supporting Communities in times of Covid-19 - UniCredit
During the Covid-19 pandemic, UniCredit has been close to the communities in which it operates, supporting them with structured programmes, volunteering activities and donations.
UniCredit Group's donation
During the Covid-19 pandemic, UniCredit has been close to the communities in which it operates. In order to contain the virus, a deep social commitment was demonstrated to suppor those in need. UniCredit banks and employees in various markets have made important donations by supporting hospitals, charities, scientific research and governments, contributing to the fight against the pandemic and demonstrating the attachment to the regions where their employees live and work.
Help for Hospitals:
• €200.000 from UniCredit Foundation to Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milan.
• A total of €1.228.000 from Group-wide fundraising led by UniCredit Foundation to help finance three of the hospitals in Italy most involved in the coronavirus battle
• UniCredit sponsored the first CURA (Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments) prototype currently being built in Milan
• €500.000 to the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milan for setting up two laboratories for the study of the Covid-19 virus
Help for Associations
• €2 million to Civil Protection in Italy. €360.000 donation from Carta Etica funds to Italian Red Cross.
• €500.000 from the CEO’s donation to “Sempre con voi” fund dedicated to healthcare workers who lost their lives while fighting on the front line against Covid-19.
• €200.000 to Comunità di Sant’Egidio to support the launch of the “Covid 2.0 Emergency Project”
Help for Scientific Research
• €50.000 to Bologna University for laboratory research for testing masks.
Support for the Regions
• €500,000 to the Veneto region
• €500,000 to the Piemonte region
€500.000 for the Red Cross
During the Covid-19 pandemic, UniCredit made donations to the Red Cross in Italy, Bosia & Herzegovina, ad Croatia.
"Your generous contribution wil help, through our work,
the entire Italian population forced to face this moment
of emregency linked to the sperad of the new Coronavirus.
Thanks to your donation, the Italian Red Cross
continues to expand, investing in services, resources
and training for volunteers and operators to be alongside
those who need it most"
President of the Italian Red Cross
UniCredit together with the Community of Sant'Egidio for the Covid 2.0 Emergency Project
UniCredit supports the Community of Sant'Egidio in the launch of the Covid 2.0 Emergency Project, which provides for interventions to combat the sliding into absolute poverty of the population most affected by the economic and social effects of the health emergency.
"In these months of health and social emergency, we have been close to many fragile people in the streets and in the outskirts of numerous Italian cities. Thanks to UniCredit's contribution, we will be able to broaden our range of action to reach those who suffer most from the economic consequences of the pandemic. Covid-19 revealed how proximity networks are even more necessary,to respond quickly and effectively to increased needs and intercept new questions "Covid-19 revealed how proximity networks are even more necessary, to respond quickly and effectively to increased needs and intercept new questions "
Amministratore della Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Our constant generation of Social Impact
Despite the pandemic, the UniCredit Social Impact Banking (SIB) programme continued strengthening its international presence in 11 Group countries and activating new solutions for its customers, confirming constant business growth.
UniCredit has reformulated its subsidised offer for customers in the context of the Covid-19 crisis.
In particular, SIB has added more additional benefits to reward social innovation, particularly in the health and welfare sectors.
Moreover, a free on-line platform was made available to schools, allowing teaching activities to continue and all training and accompaniment activities to be carried out remotely.
In Italy, SIB is also committed to supporting an emerging social problem: the burden, especially on women, of caring for families, thus increasing gender inequality.
Through a campaign launched at the end of the year, a wide range of products has benefitted micro-entrepreneurs, organisations engaged in providing welfare services for families and companies that have welfare plans and family services dedicated to their employees.
In 2020 we continued to engage in a range of financial education programmes in our countries, targeting several demographics. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our offer was designed to be fully delivered in digital form.
In the last year, financial education programmes run by SIB included 112 educational initiatives, involving 82,000 young people and disadvantaged individuals
In Italy our Banking Academy continued to offer free financial education and training programs to individuals and businesses.
In 2020 the new Save4Young format was developed to raise awareness in university students on savings, finance and digital banking.
All activities were delivered online in partnership with the student portal Skuola.net.
Regarding SMEs, our offer was redesigned to provide concrete support in this critical moment for Made in Italy entrepreneurship.
The Digital & Export BusinessSchool was carried out by our experts over a period of six months in partnership with SACE Simest and Microsoft, together with journalists, sociologists and researchers.