Community Investments

Community Investments

As a responsible business, ADCB invests in social and environmental organisations that promote social and environmental sustainability in communities where we conduct business. Our partnerships include the Red Crescent, Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wildlife Fund (EWS-WWF), several charitable organisations supporting breast cancer awareness, and the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development. As well, ADCB's e-platforms (ATM network and online banking) facilitate donations from customers wishing to support various social and environmental sustainability initiatives.

Facts & Figures:

  • Approximately AED 23.7 million total direct and indirect community investments*

Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness during Pink Month

ADCB has been partnering with charitable organisations who specialise in breast cancer awareness, since 2010. We promote and highlight the importance of early detection of this disease in a variety of awareness-raising ways. Our activities have included sponsorships and fundraising events, multiple donations platforms, staff seminars, free mammogram screenings and information booklets.

For more information about how ADCB promotes breast cancer awareness, visit ADCB Pink Month.

For more information about our partners visit www.aljalilafoundation.ae and www.brestfriends.org

To donate, click here 

Emirates Red Crescent

ADCB has a long-standing relationship with the Emirates Red Crescent. Our support for this humanitarian organisation has included participation in numerous nation-wide donation campaigns for humanitarian relief missions, sponsoring the Ataya Exhibition held in association with the Red Crescent, and facilitating contributions through our ATM and e-banking donations platforms.

To donate, click here 

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nayhan Foundation Ramadan Campaign

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation was established in 2007. Its strategies focus on health and education to support its vision of "Pioneering Initiatives for Welfare" through partnerships with global organizations affiliated with the United Nations and public welfare organizations. As part of our annual support of the Ramadan Campaign, ADCB contributed AED 500,000 in 2017 similar to the past five years, to help support this UAE-wide initiative to provide approximately 1.8 million Ramadan Iftar meals, distributed in 105 locations across the UAE. The Ramadan Campaign provides some 600 UAE national families with a source of business income from providing meals during the Holy Month of Ramadan. ADCB's contributions were combined with those from other contributors to facilitate this business venture, buy supplies and arrange operational support, and enable each family to prepare approx. 100 meals per day during the Holy Month.

Zakat Fund

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, and obliges all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth to contribute a percentage of surplus cash to identified Muslim causes. ADCB's Islamic Banking Division helps Muslims meet their obligation through a strategic alliance with the Zakat Fund UAE, the federal authority which specializes in the acceptance of Zakat and spending it on the needy in order to achieve widespread social development for the individuals and families residing in the UAE and to promote mutual helpfulness and integrity within the communities across the UAE. ADCB Islamic Banking created an internet banking platform to enable customers to pay their Zakat, and also contributed AED 100,000 towards Zakat in 2016.

To find out more about Zakat or to donate, click here 

Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wildlife Fund (EWS-WWF)

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Dubai Endowment Sign

ADCB is committed to supporting the UAE government's environmental sustainability goals. We have been supporting the EWS-WWF, a UAE-based non-profit organization that works in association with WWF, at the highest corporate levels as Platinum and Pearl Member, since 2012. Our partnership has helped contribute to the protection of the biodiversity of species and ecosystems across the UAE through our membership with EWS-WWF, by facilitating donations for EWS-WWF and other activities including staff seminars, customer workshops, annual support of Earth Hour, and other collaborations.

ADCB was recognized in 2017 for our contribution to the vision of the country through our continuous support to EWS-WWF and was granted the Dubai Endowment Sign by the MBRGCEC as part of 'The Year of Giving' declared by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the environment endowment initiative launched by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy (the MBRGCEC) and EWS-WWF.

Facts & Figures:

  • ADCB helped raise over AED 350,000 through our ATM and e-banking platforms for EWS-WWF*

ADCB Bikeshare

ADCB launched the UAE's first public bikeshare system, ADCB Bikeshare, in December 2014 in partnership with Cyacle, a private bikesharing venture of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development. In 2017, we expanded our community base from 11 stations (75 bicycles) in the Yas Island and Al Raha Beach communities, to 28 stations (164 bicycles) and new stations in Al Raha Beach, NYU campus, the Louvre and Saadiyat Beach communities.

ADCB Bikeshare demonstrates our commitment to supporting the community's environmental and social concerns by offering alternative transportation benefits and supporting a healthier lifestyle.

Facts & Figures:

  • Over 1.49 million kcal burned*
  • Over 9 tons of carbon emissions displaced*

For more information about how ADCB supports this community investment, visit ADCB Bikeshare. To find out more about the ADCB Bikeshare bikeshare scheme including memberships and existing locations, visit https://www.bikeshare.ae.

Emirates Foundation for Youth Development (Emirates Foundation)

ADCB has been supporting this revered UAE national foundation for a decade on various initiatives aimed at improving the welfare of youth. The Emirates Foundation was established in 2005 under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and the meticulous direction of his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and is chaired by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

In 2017, we collaborated with the Emirates Foundation to promote financial literacy in the UAE through MoneySense, ADCB's community outreach initiative. For more information about MoneySense, we invite readers to visit our Financial Literacy section.

Total Direct & Indirect Community Investments*

Direct Economic Value Distributed to Local Community 2015 2016 2017
Direct donations & sponsorships (AED) 6,994,090 6,745,456 14,790,818
Donations Islamic Banking Group (AED) 890,840 5,195,736 3,139,765
Indirect community distribution (ATM donations) (AED) 768,555 1,008,254 888,362
Indirect community distribution (internet donations) (AED) 3,031,228 734,392 4,887,819
Total direct & indirect community investments (AED) 11,684,713 13,683,838 23,706,764

*as at 31 Dec 2017