Our strength comes from the impact we can make on people’s lives—or what we call the “powerful backing of American Express” and our ESG strategy is a natural extension of this.

American Express’ 2021-2022 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report highlights our progress on our ESG strategy and roadmap announced last year to advance our goals across three core pillars: Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I); Advance Climate Solutions; and Build Financial Confidence.



ESG Strategy Pillars

At American Express, our ESG mission is to back people and businesses to thrive and create equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities globally. We seek to mobilize our business to address pressing global challenges and deliver high impact initiatives to serve our colleagues, customers, and communities.

In 2021, we launched a new roadmap for our global ESG strategy, establishing new long-term goals and objectives across our three ESG pillars.

Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, marketplace, and society.
Build Financial Confidence
Provide responsible, secure, and transparent products and services to help people and businesses build financial resilience.
Advance Climate Solutions
Enhance our operations and capabilities to meet customer and community needs in the transition to a low-carbon future.

Community Giving

Our Community Giving Mission
American Express Leadership Academy
Backing Equal Futures
Backing Small
Backing Low-Carbon Communities
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Learn more about our progress on our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategy in our 2021-2022 ESG Report

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