6.1. Working to preserve Spain´s historical and
artistic heritage
The Madrid Stock Exchange, the Palacio de la Bolsa, is a
building of great cultural value and part of Spain’s his-
torical and artistic heritage. It arouses enormous interest
and curiosity among the general public. To satisfy this in-
terest, guided tours of the building are held throughout
the year to highlight the importance of the work carried
out by BME. So far this year it has attracted around 10,000
visitors.
The other three stock exchange buildings in Barcelona,
Bilbao and Valencia also offer guided tours which pro-
mote the educational and informative aspects of the
stock markets.
6.2. Financial sponsorship of cultural activities
The importance given by BME to cultural activities is
clearly reflected in the company’s interest in taking part
in cultural and academic organisations even when its ac-
tivities are not directly related to these disciplines.
BME is a member of the friends of the Prado Foundation,
a sponsoring partner of the Reina Sofia museum in Ma-
drid and a partner of the Teatro Real in Madrid. Through
the Bilbao stock exchange the company is a strategic pa-
tron of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
BME sponsors theTeatro Real
BME investment in social initiatives
(thousands of euros)
2010
2011
2012
Financial sponsorship and development of cultural activities
260
260
225
Financial culture and training
1,014
1,154
950
Socio-economic development (awards)
50
50
40
90
BME and society
2
6
Corporate and Social
Responsibility
Report 2012
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