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2017 Global Citizenship Report

Explore our citizenship goals and progress. Hear from the people who deliver it forward every day.

Access Magazine

The Access platform, now in its 10th year, explores the latest ideas defining global connectivity — and the opportunities those ideas bring to businesses and communities.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center

“A Unified Front: Business Partnerships for Effective Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery,” comprised of case studies from the business community. This section highlights the story of the FedEx response after the Nepal earthquake in 2015.



FedEx Supports Young Entrepreneurship

Aug 24, 2017

Songen Yeung from Australia and Manson So from Hong Kong were named the winner at the FedEx Express/JA International Trade Challenge 2017 Asia Pacific Finals. From left to right: Vivian Lau, President, JA Asia Pacific; first prize winner Manson So and Songen Yeung; Brian Tee, Managing Director, Sales, South Pacific Region, FedEx Express.


Memphis Minority Businesses Anticipate Big Gains From Free Program

Aug 24, 2017

What do the owners of a staffing agency, a corrugated box broker and a graphic design/marketing agency have in common?  They are among the 100-plus Memphis business accepted for the 2017 Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program.

ICCC is a program of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) that provides urban businesses with the tools needed for long-term success. The 40-hour ICCC program offers an interactive curriculum, intensive coaching sessions and a capital matching conference where participants can market their company, network with peers and meet potential investors. 

Since its launch in 2005, ICCC alumni have created over 12,000 jobs, raised $1.4 billion in capital and grown revenues by an average of 184%.

FedEx Celebrates Birth of Panda Cub Five Years after Flying Pandas to France

Aug 17, 2017

FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is celebrating the birth of a panda cub five years after transporting parents Huan Huan and Yuan Zi from China to their new home at ZooParc de Beauval, France.

“When FedEx Express flew Huan Huan and Yuan Zi from China to France five years ago, the pandas captured the interest of so many people. We’re excited by this news and happy that the relocation of the pandas has resulted in the successful breeding of this vulnerable species here in France,” said Julien Ducoup, managing director of the FedEx Express Paris-CDG hub.

Pandas are threatened by a low birth rate and the destruction of their natural habitat in China. The hosting of a potentially reproductive pair at ZooParc de Beauval is part of an international research and conservation program.

‘Field in a Box™’ is a Game Changer for Underprivileged Youth

Aug 10, 2017

One year after FedEx and the UEFA Foundation for Children installed their first ‘Field in a Box™’, an artificial turf football (soccer) field delivered in two shipping containers to Cañada Real, an impoverished neighborhood near Madrid, the impact has been far reaching.

FIRST Global - Team Botswana

Botswana Students Learn Coding in Two Weeks, Turn Box Into Bot

Jul 24, 2017

Kamogelo and Robin live in Ramotswa, a small village outside of Gaberone, the capital of Botswana.

This spring, in only two weeks, they taught themselves computer programming.

Their lofty goal? Take a 42-pound box filled with robot parts and turn it into a remote-controlled robot to compete against other teams from around the world.

FedEx donated delivery of the robot parts to over 150 countries participating in FIRST Global, the worlds’ first international robot olympics for high school students. Founded by prolific inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST Global seeks to inspire science education and cultural understanding among every nation in the world.

“When we first opened the box of parts we thought ‘How are we going to turn these bits and pieces into a robot?’ But we worked online with a team from Haiti, and they showed us that we could do it”, says Kamogelo.