Promoting global monetary and financial stability

Chapter 1 of the BIS's Annual Report 2020/21

The Bank's mission

Our mission is to support central banks' pursuit of monetary and financial stability through international cooperation, and to act as a bank for central banks.

To pursue our mission, we provide central banks with a forum for dialogue and broad international cooperation, a platform for responsible innovation and knowledge-sharing, in-depth analysis and insights on core policy issues, and sound and competitive financial services.

Our core values

To deliver on our mission and be able to respond to the evolving nature of our business, our work is anchored in strong core values that shape the way in which we work.

These values are the shared principles and beliefs that unite our staff and guide our actions to promote a cohesive, purpose-driven culture to support central banks through their current and future challenges.

Innovation BIS 2025: shaping the Bank for tomorrow

Innovation BIS 2025 is our medium-term strategy to build a stronger BIS that embraces continuous innovation on both the analytical and business fronts. It reflects how innovation and technology are reshaping the financial landscape and the way we work.

Under the strategy, we are investing in next-generation technology to build a resilient and future-ready digital workplace across the Bank, and introducing best practices at the organisation-wide level.