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VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Luke Davies and Green Deposit

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Luke Davies was instrumental in the creation and launch of the Green Deposit, a first-to-market commercial product to help Barclays transition to a low-carbon economy. This pioneering and innovative corporate banking solution is a first for Barclays and the market.

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Recycling Technologies: Making Plastics Digestible

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In 2016, Recycling Technologies was part of the first cohort of the Barclays Unreasonable Impact accelerator, which supports entrepreneurs that are providing solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Two years on it has booked £65m of future sales and is opening a UK factory with capacity for 300 employees. Founder and CEO Adrian Griffiths tells us the story of his company and how it plans to change the world of plastic recycling.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: The JOBLINGE Mentors Team Helps Provide Access to Employment

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Colleagues in Hamburg and Frankfurt partnered with the JOBLINGE Foundation to support over 124 people to find a job through mentoring and CV workshops, achieving 77% job placements as a result. In Germany, 500,000 young people are unable to find jobs or apprenticeships despite a shortage of skilled workers. In response, colleagues established a partnership with the JOBLINGE Foundation, who support young people aged 16-25 struggling to find employment on their own.

How Barclays Is Increasing Access to Financial Services to Boost Societal Progress

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In 2017 over 4.8m people took action to protect themselves from online fraud as a result of our Digital Safety campaign.

The challenge: Inclusive financial systems are key to achieving economic and societal progress.

Our ambition: We are keen to play a leading role in increasing access to financial services. We are doing this in two ways: through the creation of targeted and accessible products and services, and by enhancing financial and digital skills.

Barclays Promotes Access to Green Finance

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In 2017 Barclays was the first bank to issue a green bond using UK assets.

The challenge: Access to financing is necessary to fund crucial social and environmental infrastructure, whilst giving us opportunities in growing markets.

Barclays Promotes Access to Financial and Digital Empowerment

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In 2017 over 97,000 people engaged with our 14 Eagle Labs across the UK, helping local businesses to start-up and grow.

The challenge: Inclusive financial systems are key to achieving economic and societal progress.

Our ambition: We are keen to play a leading role in increasing access to financial services. We are doing this in two ways: through the creation of targeted and accessible products and services, and by enhancing financial and digital skills.

Female Founders Forum: Barclays' Julia Rogan on Why Mentoring Really Matters

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This week saw the launch of the latest report from the Female Founders Forum, a group of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneurs, established by Barclays and The Entrepreneurs Network in 2016.

How Barclays Manages Its Social and Environmental Impacts

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In 2017 we made a 26.1% reduction in global carbon emissions vs 2015 baseline.

Our ability to deliver shared value for our stakeholders is underpinned by a strong commitment to the way we do business – ensuring that we run our business responsibly and manage our broader social and environmental impacts appropriately.

Read about our progress on the way we do business in our ESG Report.

UK First As Barclays Issues €500m Green Bond

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Barclays PLC has successfully priced and issued a 0.625% €500m green bond.  This is a first for the UK market, as it represents the first green bond issued by a UK bank, using UK assets.  The transaction was well received, attracting a final order book of €1.85bn.

Barclays | Changing Lives: Honoring Smart Works Charity

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Samantha Cameron was a guest of honour at a recent event hosted by the Barclays Win Gender Network in honour of the charity Smart Works. The wife of the former Prime Minister describes her experiences volunteering for the “brilliant” organisation – while a recipient tells how it changed her life for the better.

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Samantha Cameron was a guest of honour at a recent event hosted by the Barclays Win Gender Network in honour of the charity Smart Works. The wife of the former Prime Minister describes her experiences volunteering for the “brilliant” organisation – while a recipient tells how it changed her life for the better.

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