Corporate Social Responsibility
Business and capital can work to benefit society, promote a healthy, growing economy, and be a positive influence in the world.
As a premier financial services firm, we strive to do our part. Our responsibility across the Firm is to conduct our business with integrity and focus on achieving long-term, sustainable value creation for all our stakeholders: our clients, employees, investors and communities.
Honoring the Rockefeller legacy, we provide leadership as a model global citizen. We have a long-term orientation, and believe the pursuit of sustainability is key to delivering superior results today while advancing strategic goals for the future.
We consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across all our businesses, reflected in our risk management, operational efficiencies, processes and people. Promoting strong corporate governance, ethical business practices and fostering a vibrant, inclusive culture are critical to long-term performance and value creation for our constituents.
A healthy environment is the foundation to a robust, sustainable economy. Within the operations of our workplace, we take great strides to minimize our environmental impact. While our direct carbon footprint is relatively limited, we have adopted working practices that promote resource efficiency and align with green building standards. We continue to make progress towards responsibly sourcing office products, reducing waste and water consumption, and promoting recycling initiatives. Where practicable, we aspire to create a paperless workplace. Further, we are focused on sustainability and operational efficiency in managing our supply chain, including procurement and vendor management processes.
Our long-term competitive advantage is our people. Promoting inclusion is a leadership choice that cultivates cognitive diversity, creativity and innovation leading to superior results for our stakeholders. We believe in fostering a vibrant, inclusive culture inspired by a common purpose, collaborating towards a greater vision for the future. We are committed to attracting, developing and motivating the best and the brightest, nurturing professional growth and personal fulfillment.
We believe in being a responsible leader, partner, neighbor and volunteer in the communities where we live and work. We encourage our team members to play an active role in their communities and to take action where their skills and leadership can make a difference in business and society. For example, Rockefeller employees may give back through various sponsored initiatives such as Operation Backpack and our Annual Holiday Toy Drive. We also support our employees in their volunteering efforts, and have a program to match employees’ donations to promote individual contributions to philanthropic and charitable causes.
At the Board and senior management level, our focus on corporate governance, ethical business standards and reputational risk is paramount. The tone comes from the top and is reinforced across the businesses throughout the firm.