Long-term thinking, planning and development to create positive change have always been an integral part of who we are. Our history is one of sustainable and inclusive growth driven by continued stewardship and a commitment to serving the general interest by the very nature of what we do. Above all, we want to uphold that long-term perspective and prepare for a seamless transition to future generations of leaders.
Our ambition is to help build the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world by caring for the success of our people and clients, the health of financial markets, the maintenance of trust in society and the restoration of the environment.
Living up to our core values, we have put sustainability at the heart of our business. As part of our commitment to creating value for all our stakeholders, we have built a robust strategy to drive positive change for our people, our clients, the environment and local communities.
This strategy is focused on five key pillars:
As a responsible organization that is committed to acting with integrity and transparency, we are also a signatory and active participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We strive to implement the UNGC principles in our work, and we publish regular reports on our sustainability performance.
Our strategy and actions are also designed to contribute towards the advancement of nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):