Community involvement in Sweden
Job at Last
Job at Last is an initiative from Swedbank together with the Employment Agency to make it easier for foreign-born, job-seeking graduates to get access to relevant employers.
Young Economy is a programme with the aim to educate young people in private finance matters. The program has been developed by the Swedish Institute of Private Finance. A program for schools to use in class has been developed together with the Savings banks. The program contains both teaching materials and educational tools. The purpose is to promote a sound and sustainable financial situation early in life.
Junior Achievement gives school students knowledge in how business and the working life function. Under professional guidance, the students start miniature businesses in which they create and market real products. With Junior Achievement, Swedbank gets the opportunity to encourage entrepreneurial thinking in Swedish youth. Through this long term support of societal growth and entrepreneurship, it is possible for us to cooperate with Swedish schools as well. We support them through business knowledge and industry contacts. Junior Achievement is a part of the solution on how to teach students about entrepreneurship.
Swedbank is one of the main sponsors of the Friends Foundation, whose mission is to prevent bullying and offensive behavior at Swedish schools and youth sports clubs. Their methods include training, coaching and follow-ups. Friends is the largest anti-bullying organization in Sweden.
Swedbank has decided to donate the naming rights of Swedbank Arena to Friends. The arena will be renamed Friends Arena. With the unique decision, Swedbank continues its long-term youth effort and develops the bank’s social engagement.