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My Corporate Companion is Capital One Finance (NYSE: COF). I chose this company based on my personal experience as a customer. INTRODUCTION Capital One was founded as a subsidiary of Signet Banking Corporation in July 1994, to primarily focus on its credit card business (Press, 1994). Richard Fairbank was and still is the CEO (Perez, 1995). Its headquarters are in McLean, VA but the company was incorporated in Delaware (Signet, 1995). Through the years, Capital One has made over 25 acquisitions and grown to a company that now employs roughly 49,000 employees and is among the top 10 banks in the country (Capital, 2019). While it began as a subsidiary of a larger financial company, the company has expanded its offerings to credit cards, auto loans, checking and savings accounts, and commercial banking services(Perez, 2015). The company ended its mortgage loan business in 2018 (Team, 2018). CORE VALUES/ PHILANTHROPY Capital One’s core values are “Excellence” and “Do The Right Thing” (Schuyler, 2015). Furthermore, Capital One also identifies the following concepts as its key values: Openness, Inclusion, Collaboration, and Diversity Across Multiple Dimensions (Power, 2019, p. 24). Capital One’s approach to banking differs from some other banks: it goes beyond “one-size-fits-all” banking to extend credit opportunities and wealth-building education services to people who may have come from economically challenged backgrounds. It is risky, but Capital One believes that by helping those who may have been turned down by traditional banks, it can cultivate loyalty in its customers. In turn, as the customers’ financial situations improve, Capital One can offer more financial products to continue to grow not only the business but the communities and individuals it assists as well (Plunkett, 2019). As Executive Vice President and Head of External Affairs Andy Navarrete said in the company's 2018 CSR Report, “At Capital One, we embrace the idea that we do well as a company by doing good in the communities we serve." In 2018, it had over $60 million in philanthropic giving and $1.5 billion in community investments and loans (Power, 2019, p. 17). It set new goals for environmental sustainability (having met its previous

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