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Employees Enjoy a Unique Black History Month Celebration

Cast members from Baltimore Center Stage treated the audience to a performance that was authentic, emotional and, at times, playful
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Employees in Legg Mason’s Baltimore headquarters recently enjoyed a unique educational and cultural celebration of Black History Month featuring a performance by local artists.

In their theatrical reading from New York Times Best Seller “The Warmth of Other Suns, The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” by Isabel Wilkerson, three cast members from Baltimore Center Stage treated the audience to a performance that was authentic, emotional and, at times, playful.

Legg Mason Presses for Progress in Celebration of International Women’s Day

Leaders in Legg Mason’s global distribution and in its independent investment affiliates provided insightful comments outlining how each woman has found professional successes.
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Today Legg Mason celebrates International Women’s Day with the rest of the globe – honoring the women of past and present who keep the world spinning on its axis, challenge the status quo and instigate change within their industry and communities. The mission this year is Press for Progress.

With the World Economic Forum's 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away - there has never been a more important time to keep motivated and Press for Progress.

Legg Mason Hires Regina Curry as Chief Diversity Officer

Regina’s hiring is the latest in a series of actions aimed at advancing and enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across Legg Mason.
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Legg Mason is pleased to announce the hiring of Regina Curry as Chief Diversity Officer.

Regina joins Legg Mason after serving as Senior Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at McCormick & Company where she successfully developed and implemented a multi-year global diversity and inclusion strategy, and established a firm-wide metrics framework to drive accountability.

Regina’s hiring is the latest in a series of actions aimed at advancing and enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across Legg Mason.

Legg Mason Named One of America’s 100 JUST Companies

Among the many issues deemed as most important by Americans, Legg Mason outperformed its peers on worker pay and treatment, job creation, healthy products and communities, environmental impact, and more.
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Legg Mason has once again been named to the list of America’s 100 Most JUST Companies – the JUST 100 – an annual ranking by JUST Capital and Forbes of how the largest publicly-traded companies in America perform on issues Americans care most about.

Legg Mason was ranked 73rd overall out of 875 companies and 3rd among 30 Capital Markets companies in the 2017 JUST 100. (Legg Mason ranked #1 in the same category in 2016.)

Legg Mason Expands Parental Leave Policy

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Legg Mason has announced that it will offer US employees 12 weeks of parental leave to both men and women, effective January 1, 2018.

Expanding this benefit is consistent with Legg Mason’s efforts to improve diversity and inclusion across the company by treating all new parents equally – both male and female.  All new parents with at least one year of service qualify for the benefit.

The company also announced that it will reimburse mothers who are traveling for business for expenses related to shipping breastmilk home for their children.

Legg Mason Issues 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

A deep sense of purpose drives our commitment to our clients, our shareholders, our communities and one another
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BALTIMORENovember 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - 2017 Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) announced today it has published its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, for fiscal year 2017[1]. This report reflects the combined effort and contribution of professionals within the firm and across our affiliate organizations.

Legg Mason, Inc. Issues 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Legg Mason and its Affiliates Boast 29 Years of Bringing ESG Strategies to Clients, Furthering Mission of “Investing to Improve Lives”
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In our 100+ years of investing, Legg Mason has grown into one of the world’s largest asset management firms. Legg Mason’s mission is “Investing to Improve Lives,” it’s our internal compass that guides all of our decisions and everything we do every day. We, along with our family of nine Affiliates, believe that if we’re living up to that mission, we will be in a stronger position to serve our constituencies.

Global Celebration of Women’s History in March

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, Legg Mason and Affiliate employees honored and celebrated the achievements of women by attending several events around the world.   

London

London employees and members of our Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) Employee Resource Group (ERG) met over lunch and discussed the significance of International Women's Day, benefits of networking with other women, the history of WLN and potential future professional development activities .

Melbourne

5 Myths About ESG Investing, Debunked

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Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) investing is frequently misunderstood and these misconceptions have been passed around the investing world like a game of telephone. For those who view ESG investing with skepticism, ClearBridge Investments emphasizes that investing in ESG strategies can lead to continued growth and debunks the FIVE most popular myths about these strategies.

MYTH: ESG strategies underperform.

Active Update – COP21: What Does Tomorrow Look Like?

David Sheasby, Head of Governance and Sustainability at Martin Currie, gives his views on climate change in Paris
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