Morgan Stanley Places in Top 10 of America’s 50 Most Community-Minded Companies

  Morgan Stanley Places in Top 10 of America’s 50 Most Community-Minded

Firm Earns a Sixth-Place Ranking in the Inaugural Civic 50 Survey

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 14, 2012

Morgan Stanley was recognized as one of America’s 10 most community-minded
companies in The Civic 50 survey – the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500
corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the
quality of life in the communities where they do business. The survey, where
Morgan Stanley ranked sixth overall, was conducted by the National Conference
on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on
civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP.

“All over the world, our employees use their passion, knowledge and skills to
support thousands of community organizations each year,” said Joan Steinberg,
Managing Director and Global Head of Philanthropy at Morgan Stanley. “Giving
back to the communities where we live and work is one of Morgan Stanley’s core
values. We hope that the Civic 50 survey fosters additional discussion about
the ways in which businesses can help local communities develop and prosper.”

In 2011, Morgan Stanley provided service and support to more than 12,000
community organizations, including more than $80 million in employee and
Morgan Stanley donations and more than 21,000 employees volunteering during
its Global Volunteer Month in June. The Firm’s civic engagement programs
leverage employees’ talent and expertise and last year delivered more than
440,000 hours of volunteer service. These efforts include the annual Morgan
Stanley Strategy Challenge, a pro bono consulting initiative that pairs top
talent at the Firm with nonprofits to solve strategic issues.

Morgan Stanley also develops programs that enable employees to support relief
efforts when natural disasters strike. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the
Firm committed to match employees’ contributions to the American Red Cross up
to the level of $2.5 million and pledged to donate a minimum of $1 million.

“Today, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we can see clearly how much
corporate America pitches in – with expertise, talent, time and money – to
help communities meet critical needs,” said Jackie Norris, executive director
of the Points of Light Corporate Institute. “In times of disaster and in
relative calm, The Civic 50’s work is transformative, innovative and
critically important.”

Companies in the Civic 50 were evaluated on seven specific
metrics:leadership, measurement and strategy, design, employee civic health,
community partnerships, cause alignment and transparency. Winning companies
employed increasingly sophisticated tools to measure the impact of community
engagement and alignment of these programs with their business’ core
competencies. More than two-thirds of the top 50 companies say they
“frequently” or “always” use the professional skills of their workforce to
address social issues and real community challenges. Sixty-six percent of the
top 50 say they have “mission-level” alignment with the community partners,
meaning they work with them on the highest strategic level, not just on
individual programs or events.

“NCoC is proud to be part ofThe Civic 50launch,” said Ilir Zherka, Executive
Director of NCOC. “The Civic 50demonstrates thatthe bestcompanies in
Americaare deeply committed to strengthening their respective communities.
Leaders of these companies are aligning the expertise of their companies and
peoplewith the needs of their communities, and then measuring the impact of
their programs. NCoC hopesThe Civic 50will spur companies
throughoutourcountryto do the same.”

“As a company committed to community engagement and improvement, Bloomberg is
proud to have partnered with the National Conference on Citizenship and Points
of Light on this important ranking," said Norman Pearlstine, Chairman,
Bloomberg Businessweek and Chief Content Officer, Bloomberg LP. “The Civic 50
is a pioneering addition to the Bloomberg Rankings inventory. It features a
comprehensive, transparent methodology to identify companies that have taken a
leadership role in developing and implementing civic engagement programs. We
believe it will raise awareness of the importance of a civic consciousness
through the U.S. corporate world."

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