CDH Investment Bank has an established Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy that guides its social investment initiatives. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility for the bank and its various stakeholders. Through the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives the bank champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Malawi and seeks partnerships along seven cluster thematic areas. The seven social thematic areas of focus are:
The Bank makes deliberate efforts to join hands with the public and private sector in uplifting the education standards in the countries in which it is operating. These efforts range from the provision of learning materials, infrastructure (e.g. furniture and buildings), and once-off merit awards to excellent performers in disciplines that have a potential of providing a future talent pool to the business.
The Bank aims at impacting on the quality of health in the areas where access to health care is limited. Efforts under this activity are undertaken within the legal and regulatory frameworks, including health requirements, policies, and codes of practice applicable in the area in which the operation is taking place.
The Bank continues to be an organization that improves its environmental sustainability continually, prevents pollution, and complies with applicable environmental legislation. In this regard, activities are those that are targeted at contributing to the environmental initiatives of the various public and private institutions whose objectives are in line with this policy’s guiding principles.
In recognition of the fact that the majority of its employees are professionals in diverse disciplines, and that they belong to local professional bodies, and as a way of assisting in the operations of these local professional bodies, the Bank makes donations or contributions to these local professional bodies within the provisions of the guiding principles and the prevailing social and economic conditions.
Early Child Development
The bank will undertakes CSR activities aimed at promoting the welfare of children particularly vulnerable children from the ravages of maternal/paternal mortality due to HIV/Aids.
The Bank is also involved in the development of sports in the areas in which it operates. Sporting activities that would have a maximum impact on the Bank’s standing in the country of operation are targeted but not to the exclusion of minority sports.
Projects of national interest
In a bid to contribute to its corporate citizenship, the Bank contributes to projects deemed to be of national interest so long as they do not conflict with the Bank’s mission and business interests.