BME AND SOCIETY
Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014
Social initiatives carried out by BME in the year
included co-operation with the Madrid Food Bank in
the form of financial donations to acquire machinery.
6.1. WORKING TO PRESERVE
SPAIN’S HISTORICAL AND
The Madrid Stock Exchange is housed in the late 19th
Century Palacio de la Bolsa, a building of great cultural
value. The Palacio, which showcases Spain’s historical
and artistic heritage, stirs an enormous interest and
curiosity among the general public. To satisfy this
interest, free guided tours, in Spanish and English,
6.2. FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP OF
The importance given by BME to cultural activities is
clearly reflected in the company’s active participation
in academic and cultural organisations, even where its
activities are not directly related to these disciplines.
BME is a member of the Friends of the Prado Foun-
dation, a sponsoring partner of the Reina Sofia
museum in Madrid, and a partner of the Teatro Real
in Madrid. Through the Bilbao stock exchange the
company is a strategic patron of the Guggenheim
museum in Bilbao.
In addition, BME and the Royal Academy of Jurispru-
dence signed a collaboration agreement that allows
BME to contribute towards the promotion of financial
culture which this Royal Academy develops, as part of
its statutory objectives, in the area of financial sector
and stock market legislation.
In 2014, BME also collaborated in the publication of a
commemorative book for the Brotherhood of the San
Antonio de los Alemanes Church in Madrid.
BME investment in social initiatives
(thousands of euros)
Financial sponsorship and development of cultural activities
Financial culture and training
Socio-economic development (awards)
BME Social Action: cooperation with the Food Bank in Madrid.
are held throughout the year. These visits also serve
to highlight the importance of the work carried out by
BME as the building is the company’s headquarters.
The other three stock exchange buildings in Barce-
lona, Bilbao and Valencia also offer guided tours that
promote the educational and informative aspects of
the stock markets.
In 2014, the four stock exchanges welcomed approx-
imately 23,054 visits during 864 tours. These visitors,
both from Spain and abroad, were mainly university
students, secondary school students, participants
from training centres, associations, cultural centres,
companies and individuals.