A common challenge facing communities around the world is the need for greater economic growth and more widely shared prosperity.
“JPMorgan Chase has a long-standing commitment to working with and investing in cities. Our global business has given us insights into the challenges cities are facing and the solutions that are working. Every day, we apply that expertise on behalf of the clients and communities we serve.”
Just over half of the world’s population resides in urban areas, and that number is growing rapidly. In this increasingly urban world, cities have become the center of society’s most pressing economic, social and environmental challenges. They also offer the greatest potential to drive growth and opportunity, large-scale innovation and sustainable solutions. The future of humanity, in large part, will be a story written by cities.
Our corporate responsibility initiatives target the areas where city leaders have told us they most need help: preparing them to compete more effectively in the global economy; aligning workforce training with the skills that employers need; providing much-needed data to strengthen cities’ workforce systems; and helping create thriving small business sectors centered around high-growth industries. Underpinning all of these efforts is the belief that achieving meaningful impact requires a commitment to measurement and accountability.
Today’s global challenges require collaborative solutions. JPMorgan Chase is committed to bringing our firm’s expertise and resources to bear to help cities around the world realize their potential as engines of growth and shared prosperity.
Peter Scher, Head of Corporate Responsibility