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“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.”

Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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 three critical areas for our company, stakeholders, and society: Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I); Advance Climate Solutions; and Build Financial Confidence. Throughout 2021 and 2022, we made significant progress toward our goals throughout our 2021-2022 ESG Report.

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Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, marketplace, and society.

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Build Financial Confidence

Provide responsible, secure, and transparent products and services to help people and businesses build financial resilience.

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Advance Climate Solutions

Enhance our operations and capabilities to meet customer and community needs in the transition to a low-carbon future.

Community Impact



Our Community Impact Mission



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Backing Equal Futures

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Backing Small

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Backing Low-Carbon Communities