Responsibility. To Our Clients and to the Wider World.
Responsibility is at the heart of our business—a responsibility that begins with our clients and extends naturally to the communities where we live and work.
Building Better Futures Through Education
By supporting innovative, emerging programs, BlackRock provides young people around the world with the financial education and tools, as well as the mentoring and training they need to build better futures for themselves and their families.
The Power of Our People
Through 13 BlackRock Gives committees around the world, our employees help direct the firm's charitable donations and volunteer their own time to address the needs of their local communities. The committees sponsor volunteer events throughout the year for causes that our employees are most passionate about—like education, the environment, fighting homelessness, and breast cancer research.
The firm makes it easier for employees to give back to their communities by offering paid days off for volunteering and by matching charitable donations dollar for dollar through a Matching Gifts Program.
The impact we're having
20,000 young people around the world who we're helping to get an education and skills training through innovative programs that are delivering significantly higher graduation and college enrollment rates.
8,800 hours given back to the community in 2012 through 138 employee-led volunteer events.
6X greater likelihood for the U.S. students BlackRock supports through CollegeSet to go on to higher education.
400+ students in India (where only 7% of 15 to 29 year olds receive vocational training) will benefit from mentoring and job skills training from BlackRock LABS.
All figures as of December 31, 2012.