As a fiduciary investor, our primary objective is to secure better financial futures for our clients and the people they serve. To achieve this goal as a public company and a fiduciary to our clients, we must ensure the long-term sustainability of both our own firm and the investments we make on behalf of our clients. This requires being a responsible corporate citizen and taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that have real and quantifiable financial impacts over the long-term for our firm and the firms in which we invest.
Our approach to being a responsible corporate citizen and operating sustainably over the long-term is integrated into our business model and shareholder value creation framework. Our intention is to maintain and act upon a long-term view in the way we conduct our business, invest, serve our clients and give back to the communities in which we and our clients live and work.
Our long-term sustainability depends on our people. We foster a unifying culture, develop and recruit the best talent, encourage innovation and promote inclusion and diversity.
Our corporate governance framework is a set of principles, guidelines and practices that support sustainable financial performance and long-term value creation for our shareholders.
As a company that operates globally, we're deliberate in our commitment to using our resources responsibly. We actively pursue effective ways to reduce or offset our environmental impact.
We conduct business in the highest ethical and professional manner. Our principles and programs are designed to guide employees, officers and directors in their day-to-day business.
Inclusion and diversity are key to our success. We seek to fully leverage our diverse backgrounds and insights to inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our clients and employees.
BlackRock advocates for public policies that are in our investors’ long-term best interests. The work we’re doing supports the creation of regulatory regimes that promote sound capital markets.
Our people are our greatest asset. BlackRock is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all employees within and beyond our office space.
On behalf of our clients, our dedicated team engages with companies and we vote proxies to encourage business and management practices that support sustainable financial performance over the long-term.
Our sustainable investing platform provides our clients with the opportunity to take a proactive approach to investments that target social and environmental objectives in addition to financial returns.
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World’s Most Admired Companies | Best Places to Work in Money Management | Best Places to Work 2015 | 2015 Top 100 Most InDemand Employers | Best Place To Work For LGBT Equality | Best In Class 401(k) Plan | Ideal Employer | Most Attractive Employers — Business Student 2015