1. Banco Santander
Percent of CSR budget: 79%
Noteworthy program: Among its other programs, Spanish-based Banco Santander was involved in the Becalos project, which gave ATM users the option of donating 5 pesos to education – and then matched the funds. In 2012, Santander customers donated $15.9m.
Percent of CSR budget: 72%
Noteworthy program: One of IBM’s programs, KidSmart early learning, is a partnership with the United Way, the Bank Street College of Education and the Center for Children and Technology. It aims to use technology to help beginning students around the globe.
Percent of CSR budget: 65%
Noteworthy program: Spanish-based telecommunications provider Telefonica’s EducaRed portal is designed to integrate information technologies into classrooms around the globe.
Percent of CSR budget: 39%
Noteworthy program: US-based ExxonMobil was a founding sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative, which works to improve math and science education in the US.
Percent of CSR budget: 37%
Noteworthy program: In 2015, US-based Target plans to spend $1bn on education – double its 2009 contribution.
Percent of CSR budget: 54%
Noteworthy program: UK-based GlaxoSmithKline funds educational projects around the world, including India’s Ashirwad School for children with intellectual disabilities.
Percent of CSR budget: 9%
Noteworthy program: Microsoft unveiled its YouthSpark program, which is designed to help create educational and economic opportunities for children around the world, in 2012. According to the company, it has served 227 million young people since then.
8. Toyota Motor
Percent of CSR budget: 41%
Noteworthy program: Toyota’s Family Literacy Program, in operation since 1991, works to help underserved children – and their parents – become better readers.
9. Rio Tinto Group
Percent of CSR budget: 27%
Noteworthy program: Since 2004, UK-based Rio Tinto has provided early literacy materials to 250,000 Australian families. The company has also invested deeply in aboriginal education, science education, scholarships and other programs.
10. Wells Fargo
Percent of CSR budget: 24%
Noteworthy program: In 2013, Wells Fargo donated $81.6m to 8,000 educational programs in the US.