La Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona "la Caixa", is a non-profit institution of social nature, whose foundational objectives are to contribute to regional development, prevent financial exclusion and encouraging savings and investment, and perform social work to the benefit of citizenship. The social vocation of "la Caixa" is, therefore, intrinsic to its legal nature. Since its inception, more than one hundred years ago, "la Caixa" has been characterized by a strong social commitment and a strong vocation to work for the public interest, both through its Welfare and its financial activity. The financial activity of "la Caixa" has contributed to the realisation of financial integration, facilitating the socioeconomic development of the country. At the same time, its Social Welfare fund and promote activities of social, educational, cultural and scientific nature.