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Barclays Named To Fortune Magazine's Change the World List For the First Time


Barclays has been named on Fortune Magazine's 2018 Change the
World List. The list recognizes companies that have had a positive
social impact through activities that are part of their core business
strategy. Barclays is one of only four banks on the list and appears for
the first time this year.

"I couldn't be prouder of Barclays' inclusion in this year's Change the
World list, and of the recognition of the success of our programmes,"
commented Stephen Doherty, Group Head of Corporate Relations at
Barclays. "Citizenship is part of the way we do business at Barclays –
by helping our clients, customers and communities make a positive social

Barclays, which operates in more than 40 countries, is dedicated to
helping individuals find work through global initiatives such as
Barclays LifeSkills
and Barclays'
Connect with Work
. Barclays also helps entrepreneurs to scale up and
grow through its global initiatives such as Unreasonable
. These initiatives demonstrate the innovative approach
Barclays takes to making a difference in the ongoing evolution of work.

Barclays' largely web- and app-based LifeSkills program helps people
develop basic skills such as listening, problem solving, and interview
techniques. Connect with Work, launched in 2016, goes a step further by
matching job candidates with motivation but little or no experience to
employers who will take a chance on them. The two programs have been
very successful; more than 2.1 million people used either LifeSkills or
Connect with Work in 2017. In the Asia Pacific region, Connect with Work
helped secure jobs for more than 60,000 young engineers and recent
university graduates. Unreasonable Impact supports high-growth
entrepreneurs who are tackling some of the world's most pressing
societal challenges and creating the jobs of the future.

About Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank with global
reach, offering products and services across personal, corporate and
investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong
presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325
years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40
countries and employs approximately 85,000 people. Barclays moves,
lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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