Responsible business in practice
We have a collection of stories from across the countries in which we operate. They demonstrate the many ways in which our aim of being a responsible business actually happens at a local and personal level within Old Mutual.
Responsible to our customers
Improving customer knowledge online
We presented information and tools in a new and interesting way to ensure that these customers, who may have little knowledge of financial services products, can easily make sense of them.
Serving Austria, Germany and Poland from Cape Town
The IT and business know-how of our South African employees is enabling us to achieve economies of scale by establishing common workflow systems across the business.
Improving customer service
We asked our customer service employees for their valuable insights, from their regular interactions with our customers, and how we can improve the experience they provide to our customers.
Helping our customers understand the small print
Our Skandia UK customers can monitor and manage their investments online at any time.
OMIGSA's R9bn fund targets gap in housing
Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa (OMIGSA) Alternative Investments has raised a total of R9 billion for its Housing Impact Fund for South Africa.
Housing Impact Fund
Housing Impact Fund for South Africa aims to fill this significant housing gap, and focuses primarily on residential households earning between R3 500 and R16 000 per month.
Managing investments responsibly
Integrating responsible investment criteria into our decision making.
Investing in Africa's infrastructure
At Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa we have recently raised our fourth dedicated infrastructure fund for Africa.
Responsible to our employees
Sharing knowledge and ideas
One of the best ways to share knowledge and experience is to move people around the Group.
Gold status for Skandia's investment in people
Attracting, motivating and retaining the best people is key to the success of our business.
Managing for value
During 2011 we produced a booklet 'Managing for Value' which describes the type of risk culture we want to create, the behaviours that support that culture, and contains practical scenarios to help teams to better assess and understand risk.
Helping employees with money matters
In Skandia UK we ran a two day Money Matters programme.
Responsible to our communities
Young Enterprise Personal Economics Programme
Young Enterprise is designed to boost the financial literacy and enterprise capabilities of students aged between 12 and 16.
Inspired by others to help make a difference in society
Clarence's objectives are to strengthen the strategic focus of the Foundation on education and to consolidate work in areas such as maths and science.
Developing the skilled investment professionals of the future
Old Mutual Investment Group, South Africa launched The Imfundo Trust to address the shortage of black professionals in the asset management industry.
Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in Washington
A three-metre tall statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside the South African embassy in Washington DC.
Responsible environmental management
Reducing emissions through our green buildings
At Mutual Tower, Windhoek, Namibia's first green skyscraper, use of the latest energy-saving lighting and motion sensors is significantly reducing energy consumption.
Old Mutual calls for clear action from governments on climate change
Old Mutual has joined an international coalition of business leaders in signing The 2°C Challenge Communiqué.
Counting the carbon cost of travel
At Nedbank, environmental issues affecting procurement are discussed at bi-monthly Group Procurement Committee meetings and actions to reduce the bank's environmental footprint are implemented via the committee.
Campaigning against deforestation
We recognise that climate change is a serious global issue which requires a collaborative approach to tackle it.