ATB was established in 1938 to serve Albertans who were struggling from the Great Depression. Over the past 81 years we’ve never wavered in our purpose—that when Albertans have a need, we are here to help them, their communities and their businesses.
Our CSR efforts are a testament to how we have expanded our impact in Alberta beyond our role as a financial institution. We see our commitment to the greater good as an essential part of who we are, and we believe that purpose and profit not only belong together—they are intertwined. As we embark on our 10-year strategy, which recognizes the interconnectedness of purpose and profit, we will evolve our CSR work to support socioeconomic opportunities that will drive economic growth in Alberta.
Our commitment to the greater good has never been more important than it is right now, as our province begins our post-COVID-19 rebuilding and recovery. We’ll be here for that, too, because this is our home and we are invested in Alberta’s growth.
The Board of Directors (Governance Committee) reviews CSR policies and procedures to ensure they align with our overall CSR strategy, and is also responsible for reviewing our CSR reporting.
Chett Matchett, Managing Director of People and Culture, leads our CSR governance on a management level and reports directly to the Chief People Officer.
The Corporate Donations Committee reviews and approves funding for donation requests at the broader organizational level, based on principles and criteria approved by the Board of Directors. Holly Regel, Director of Corporate Giving and Strategic Partnerships, chairs the committee. It provides direction and monitors progress for all aspects of our CSR program, including corporate donations and fundraising.
The Corporate Donations Committee guides six regional donations committees, which review and approve funding for donation requests at the regional level. A member of the Corporate Donations Committee sits on each regional committee to ensure a coordinated approach to our giving.
For more information on this committee, please see About This Report section.