About BIS - overview

BIS Campus development project

The BIS is planning to develop its headquarters site in Basel.

Our 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:

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.

  • We deliver value through excellence in performance.
  • We are committed to continuous improvement and innovation.
  • We act with integrity.
  • We foster a culture of diversity, inclusion, sustainability and social responsibility.

Established in 1930, the BIS is owned by 63 central banks, representing countries from around the world that together account for about 95% of world GDP. Its head office is in Basel, Switzerland and it has two representative offices: in Hong Kong SAR and in Mexico City, as well as Innovation Hub Centres around the world.

Our medium-term strategy, Innovation BIS 2025, leverages technology and new collaboration channels to serve the central banking community in this fast-changing world.

In research and analysis, banking services and knowledge-sharing, we are continuously innovating to support our stakeholders in the pursuit of monetary and financial stability.

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