Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainability: the heart of our mission as Vaud’s cantonal bank

Corporate social responsibility at BCV dates back to 1845. Our mission: Contribute to the economic development of the Canton.

Since then, we have continued to deliver on our mission in line with the principles of economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable development.

Find out more:

2019 Sustainability Report

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2019 Sustainability Report

Our Sustainability Report offers a broad, transparent view of what we are doing to fulfill our commitment to promoting economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable development and was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards – the worldwide reference for reporting on sustainable development issues.

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BCV signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), which seek to promote a sustainable financial system. The UNPRI are the most comprehensive and widely recognized standards for responsible investment.  


BCV is a member of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF), which aims to strengthen Switzerland’s position as a hub for sustainable finance by raising awareness, providing training, an encouraging a forward-thinking approach to growth.


BCV participates in the annual CDP Global survey, which collects data on companies’ greenhouse gas emissions to incentivize them to reduce their carbon footprint.

Swiss Climate

BCV commissions Swiss Climate to measure the Bank’s carbon footprint using the methodology set out in ISO 14064-1 and in the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard.


BCV partners with myclimate to offset the Bank’s greenhouse gas emissions. This Swiss organization works to offset CO2 emissions by financing certified carbon reduction and sequestration projects that have positive environmental, economic, and social impacts.

CSR initiatives

Silicon Valley Startup Camp

To encourage Vaud's budding entrepreneurs, we take ten students to Silicon Valley every year where they spend a week soaking up the region's vibrant startup culture.

Silicon Valley Start-up Camp

BCV Solidarity

Every year we provide essential funding to a humanitarian project carried out by a Vaud-based organization. The projects are selected by a group of BCV employees, who also follow up on implementation.

BCV Solidarité

Rejoignez-nous training program

This training program is designed to help women who are looking to return to the workforce after a career break or who want to change career. It combines classes and hands-on exercises to give participants the tools they need to effectively manage client portfolios.


The BCV art collection

With over 2,000 works dating from the early 20th century to today, the BCV art collection is the largest private-sector collection of paintings by artists from Vaud or with ties to our Canton.

Collection d'art

Our carbon footprint

Every year we commission an outside firm, Quantis, to measure BCV’s impact on the environment. Based on the findings of the report, we then take concrete steps to improve our performance.

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BCV générosité

BCV Generosity

Under our BCV Generosity program, employees are encouraged to volunteer for their favorite NGO or charity. They can take time off work to support the cause that matters most to them.


We support FinanceMission, a Swiss-wide initiative to encourage adolescents to manage their money responsibly and increase their financial knowledge by playing an educational game called FinanceMission Heroes.

FinanceMission Heroes


Angélique Chatton

Angélique Chatton
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility

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