Making a difference in the world

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People everywhere are realizing more and more that the work we do has a big impact on their lives — on the companies they work for, on the investments they make, as well as on the capital markets and global economy as a whole. That’s why we aim to make a real difference to the communities in which we live and work. And use our business skills and resources to create positive social change.

Leading the debate
Around the world, we help to improve regulatory regimes and company reporting models. We promote transparency in financial reporting. We use our influence to strengthen global corporate governance and support the effective operation of the world’s capital markets.

Promoting entrepreneurship
We promote entrepreneurship through our Entrepreneur Of The Year® programme and our Social Entrepreneur Of The Year award. We believe entrepreneurs benefit their communities by creating jobs, growing their economies and making their local communities more vibrant. We also use our knowledge and skills to benefit emerging economies and help new businesses to thrive.

Giving our time and skills
Our people support many charities and not-for-profit organisations. We give everyone the opportunity to donate their time and money. Many get paid time off so they can perform volunteer work.

Caring about the world we live in
We aim to limit the impact our business has on the environment. We are building good environmental practice into the design of our new and refurbished offices. We are reducing the need to travel through video and teleconferencing. And we are developing plans for carbon offsetting and sourcing green energy suppliers.