Our philosophy

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.


Corporate sustainability

BlackRock Responsibility Human Capital


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.

BlackRock Responsibility Corporate Governance

Corporate governance

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.

BlackRock Responsibility Environmental sustainability

Environmental sustainability

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.

BlackRock Responsibility Ethics and integrity

Ethics & integrity

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.

BlackRock Responsibility Diversity and inclusion

Inclusion & diversity

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 Responsibility Public policy

Public policy

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.

BlackRock Responsibility Health & safety

Health & safety

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.

Responsible investing

BlackRock Responsibility Investment stewardship


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.

BlackRock Responsibility Impact investing

Sustainable investing platform

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.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to build for their future and the futures of their children. Our employees give back and volunteer in their local communities for environmental and social efforts globally.
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Awards and mentions

  • Top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies for 2016, 26th up from 31st in 2015. BlackRock also ranked #1 among the most admired companies in the securities and asset management industry. (Fortune magazine)
  • Best Places to Work in Money Management 2015 (Pensions & Investments magazine)
  • Best Places to Work 2015 (Financial Times and Glassdoor)
  • 2015 Top 100 Most InDemand Employers (LinkedIn)
  • Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality 2013 – 2016 (Human Rights Campaign Foundation)
  • Best in Class 401(k) Plan 2015 (PLANSPONSOR magazine)

Please refer to following web sites to read about the methodology for each award:

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