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COMMITMENTS

5 commitments which we seek to adhere to and achieve through the firm, its people and our investment process.

Minimise waste and preserve resources

Reduce carbon footprint

Make a positive contribution to society

Improve health & well-being

Promote equality & value diversity

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

A note from our CSR Manager
June 2022

So far this year our CSR efforts have been focussed on helping those in need. In H1 we made donations to three different emergency appeals supporting the crisis in Ukraine – EmbraceMe Foundation, IsraAid, and Jewish relief. 
In May, we held a collection for food donations in the office and the team took it to the Euston Foodbank where we spent an afternoon volunteering, restocking the warehouse in preparation for the busy evening service ahead providing basic food supplies to the growing number of people requiring this service.


Last year we launched our Women in Investment Initiative to proactively play our part in improving gender diversity in the investment industry. Since then, we have become corporate sponsors of Girls are Investors (GAIN), a charity set up to inspire female and non-binary students to pursue careers in asset management. Back in April we hosted two student insight days for university students on GAIN’s Investment Insight programme. We also took on our first intern and look forward to welcoming our second in Q3. The team began their third year of mentoring students for the Social Mobility Foundation’s aspiring professional’s programme. 


We worked with Climate Partner to calculate and offset our carbon emissions to maintain our carbon neutral business status. We did so via a Gold Standard dual project which combines offsetting via a wind farm and supporting Plastic Bank, a social enterprise enabling locals in areas heavily affected by ocean plastic to collect plastic and exchange it for food, drinking water or school fees.

 

In Numbers

Contributions from our small team
June 2022

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9.3

tonnes of CO2 offset

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4

charities supported

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16

SDGs contributed towards so far in 2022

 

Carbon Neutral

Selecting projects close to our hearts

We have recently worked with ClimatePartner to become a Carbon Neutral Company by calculating the firm’s operational carbon footprint for the last financial year and offsetting our emissions. The offset project we have chosen to support is Plastic Bank, a leading social enterprise who contribute towards 14 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with their work. Our offset for April 2021 to March 2022 equated to 93kgs of plastic being stopped from entering the ocean which is equivalent to approximately 4,650 plastic bottles.

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