ESG IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS: COMPANIES NEED TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THROUGH THEIR ACTIONS
By Scott Glasser Co-Chief Investment Officer, ClearBridge Investments
I am among the many engaged investors who welcomed the statement by the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies, redefining the purpose of a corporation to promote “An Economy That Serves All Americans.”
BALTIMORE, November 6, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) has redefined its approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) by focusing on six dimensions that are central to the company’s mission of Investing to Improve Lives™
"We have long recognized that CSR plays a vital role in our mission. Today’s announcement signifies our focus on six areas in which we believe we can build momentum and make a meaningful difference,” said Joseph A. Sullivan, Chairman and CEO of Legg Mason.
Although the U.K. is one of the richest countries in the world, many people are struggling to afford food while there are estimates that up to 95% of a supermarket’s surplus food goes to waste. Inspired by this, a group of Legg Mason employees in London volunteered with The Felix Project, a charity which collects surplus food from supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it to more than 200 charities and schools across the capital.
Legg Mason Launches New Hispanic and Latino Employee Resource Group
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Legg Mason is pleased to announce the launch of UNIDOS, the newest Employee Resource Group (ERG), which represents the Hispanic and Latino Community within our employee base, clientele and the communities where we do business.
The group, whose name means "united" in Spanish and Portuguese, aims to share the Hispanic and Latino culture, promote all forms of diversity and include and celebrate the value that Hispanic and Latino employees bring to Legg Mason, the asset management industry and the community.
BALTIMORE, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) has partnered with CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ to support its Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour, which helps people explore ways to mitigate unconscious bias in their everyday lives.
By David Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Clarion Partners
Clarion Partners realizes it’s possible to ensure a more sustainable future while delivering value to our clients and tenants. At the same time, we know that affecting change at the property level requires us to start from within.
The event has been running since 2006 and has raised almost £4 million for good causes
Hundreds of people took to the Scottish Highlands for the Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge, hiking and biking their way to raising thousands for charity.
The event has been running since 2006 and has raised almost £4 million for good causes. This year, more than 300 people took part in the routes, ranging from a 16-mile walk/run, to a gruelling 70-mile combined walk and cycle.
Fundraising officially closes in September, but the event organisers expect it to have attracted around £100,000 in donations.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, arguably the most significant turning point in history for the LGBTQ+ Rights movement. LEAD, Legg Mason’s LGBTQ+ Employees & Allies for Diversity employee resource group, is focused on creating a safe, open, inclusive and productive work community for all employees without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Legg Mason Sponsors Inagural “The Race Against Plastic” 10k
Legg Mason and Jupiter Asset Management joined forces to co-sponsor a run on April 11th in Stockholm, Sweden, to benefit Plastic Oceans, a pioneer in the fight against plastics in our seas.
“The Race Against Plastic (TRAP)” inaugural 10k featured 25 clients dusting off their running shoes and joining together in the fight to reduce polluting our oceans with plastics. Runners and supporters raised nearly $10,000 for the cause!