Gerald L. Hassell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) supports our vision of improving lives through investing. As an engine for the financial markets, we help drive global growth and prosperity. And we’re committed to creating an inclusive, sustainable world that encourages people to succeed and economies to thrive.
We drive CSR performance around three pillars of focus: Our Markets, Our People and Our World.
We focus on protecting our markets because of our significant role in helping financial markets remain stable, efficient and resilient. Our people are our greatest assets, and we are dedicated to helping them reach their full potential. We are committed to sustainable practices and leverage our expertise to contribute solutions to the greatest challenges facing our world.
When the issues of highest relevance to our firm and importance to society change, we adjust our focus.
Our most recent strategy refresh occurred in 2014. We deepened our focus on positive social impact through strong risk management. We also formalized a focus on social finance to further enable positive change through investments.
We set ambitious goals to drive continual improvement in our CSR practices. We hold our executives and senior leaders accountable for our performance.
We’ve set new long-term CSR goals. These fresh commitments build on the momentum from our past achievements and create a roadmap for achieving true integration of CSR within our business and company culture.
Risk and Reliability
Risk Culture: Establish and achieve industry best-in-class risk culture.
Information Risk Management: Continually evolve our business protocols to ensure our technology knowledge, resilience and business continuity.
Risk Framework: Strengthen risk ownership, alignment and quantification through continued enhancements related to best practices. Learn more
Enhance investor engagement by following best practices for shareholder engagement; sustain strong regulatory engagement, and achieve industry-leading client loyalty. Learn more
Leadership and Development
Develop successful leaders and managers who drive high productivity and engagement within their teams. Learn more
Engagement and Wellbeing
Build a workforce culture supported by engagement and wellbeing. Learn more
Diversity and Inclusion
Achieve marketplace leadership and reputation; advance diverse representation in senior-level ranks and drive accountability around a culture of inclusion. Learn more
Be recognized as a leader in the social finance field consistent with our business model. Learn more
Significantly increase scope and impact of community support. Learn more
Address climate change issues including potential impacts, risk and opportunities and expand and improve environmental management, resource efficiency and reputation. Learn more
We’ve rated our final performance on the set of long-term goals that we set back in 2011. We are proud of our progress as we look toward the future. See how we stacked up.
We are proud of our CSR achievements. We’ve been recognized by prestigious CSR rating organizations for our strong strategies, disclosures and performance.
Member of Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2014 and 2015
Perfect CDP scores for performance and disclosure for three consecutive years*
Member of FTSE4Good Index for three consecutive years*
Perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for eight consecutive years*
Top Companies for Women Technologists Award in 2015 by Anita Borg Institute
HELP USA Hero Award in 2015 for efforts in addressing pressing social and economic challenges in the communities where employees live and work
We use a broad set of indicators to gauge our CSR performance across each of our areas of focus. Below is a select set of performance data. For a comprehensive list, see our 2015 CSR Report and our performance data spreadsheet. Learn more
S&P credit rating of long-term senior debt
Estimated CET1 Ratio, Fully Phased-in – Non-GAAP, standardized approach1
Active employees certified compliant2
Managing director level and above
Percentage of global overall positive survey results
Exclusionary and positively screened assets under management
Employee and company giving3
Scope 1 and 2 CO2E emissions reduction from 2008 baseline4
We are driving positive change for our company and the world.
As a global investments company, we’re invested in our markets, our people and our world. In the 35 countries and more than 100 markets where we do business, corporate social responsibility enables us to drive lasting impact. And we’re committed to creating an inclusive, sustainable world that helps people succeed and economies to thrive.