MetLife 2019 Sustainability Report: Empowering Our Communities

Aug 27, 2020 9:00 AM ET
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MetLife makes a tremendous social and economic contribution to the places where we live and work. Our people devote thousands of hours to volunteering each year, and MetLife Foundation supports a wide range of institutions and initiatives that build stronger communities. - Mike Zarcone, Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs and Chair, MetLife Foundation

MetLife employees contribute to improving local communities through a variety of volunteer activities across education, the environment, and financial health programs. Our employees revitalize parks, plant trees, create care packages, tutor students, and use their day-to-day expertise to improve financial health for people and communities that are underserved. They act as mentors to fintechs, pro bono consultants for our grantees, and help families build their greatest asset — their home.

2019 Progress

  • $860 million total giving in grants provided by MetLife Foundation, along with $85 million in program-related investments, since 1976.
  • 3.4 million people on the pathway to improved financial health since 2013 through the impact of MetLife Foundation. 3.5 million people served in 2019.

  • 28 million unique viewers across multiple media platforms engaged with Sesame Workshop’s Dream Save Do financial empowerment initiative in 2019.

  • 42 countries reached through MetLife Foundation efforts.

  • ~106,000 hours volunteered by MetLife employees in 2019. Over 36,000 hours focused on employees volunteering their professional skills.

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