Fiserv Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States
The Civic 50 presented by Points of Light honors leadership and community focus in a year marked by social change and the COVID-19 pandemic
BROOKFIELD, Wis., June 17, 2021– Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has named Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, to The Civic 50.
The Civic 50 provides a national standard for corporate citizenship and honors community-minded companies using their time, skills and resources to drive social impact. Honorees have annual U.S. revenues of at least $1 billion and are selected based on four dimensions of their corporate citizenship and social impact programs -- investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems and impact measurement.
“Fiserv is committed to giving back in order to move the world forward,” said Neil Wilcox, head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Fiserv. “In a year marked by change, we took action to support our people, our clients and our communities, and being named to The Civic 50 reaffirms our focus on being a force for good.”
As part of its Forward Together plan, Fiserv has designated $50 million for investment in black and minority-owned small businesses and entrepreneurs, and associated initiatives, through its Back2Business program, and supports community groups focused on human rights, racial equity and social justice. Through its Employee Resource Group Program and associate engagement and volunteerism efforts, Fiserv donated to over 45 non-profit organizations in 2020, and, via Fiserv Salutes, supported the military community with career opportunities, education resources, and business solutions for veteran-owned businesses.
“Points of Light believes that corporate leadership and commitment to civic engagement is critical to strengthening communities,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light. “We thank Fiserv for their investment in communities, and look forward to supporting their efforts to achieve transformational change.”
Since it was launched in 2012, The Civic 50 has provided a roadmap for good corporate citizenship and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business. The survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value, and consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities.
To learn more about The Civic 50 and honorees, visit https://www.pointsoflight.org/the-civic-50/.
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About Points of Light
Points of Light is a global nonprofit organization that inspires, equips and mobilizes millions of people to take action that changes the world. We envision a world in which every individual discovers the power to make a difference, creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies. Through 177 affiliates across 38 countries, and in partnership with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 5 million volunteers in 16 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.