CSR update from our H1 Sustainability Report
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 World 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 investment 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. If you have not already you can read our full H1 sustainability report here