Community and social impactHow Schroders contributes to a more equal and inclusive society
We partner with charities that promote equality and protect our planet.
Making an impact
We encourage employee donations, fundraising and volunteering.
Breaking down barriers
We leverage our charity partnerships to provide employment opportunities to underrepresented groups.
Through Schroders Giving partnerships, we boost our impact on wider society
We partner with charities including IntoUniversityin the UK, Beyond Social Services in Singapore, The Wayside Chapel in Australia and Harlem Lacrosse in New York to support their work promoting equality, tackling social mobility and supporting mental health. All areas which are fundamental to the success of our own business, too.
And our people also have their say. They nominate causesclose to their hearts in ourannual global charity competition. Winners, voted by colleagues and Schroders’ Board member judges, have included charities Cool Earth, Goodwill Caravan and the Marine Conservation Society.
Building a better world starts with empowering people
At Schroders, we want to give our people the opportunities to drive change for the better. That’s why we support them with paid time off to volunteer their time and talent, as well as generous matching schemes to boost their donations and fundraising. In the UK alone, we supported over 1,300 charities through our payroll giving scheme in 2021.
Collective action in action
We run global collective action charity appeals around important causes. Like supporting UNICEF to deliver 100,000 Covid-19 vaccines to vulnerable people around the world in 2021 and supporting more than 90 charities on the frontline of the pandemic in 2020. For every donation our people made, we matched it to meet our targets even faster.
See how we made an impact in this three minute video:
Better You, Better World
Our ‘Better You, Better World’ campaign also saw our people develop their skills whilst making an impact in their local communities. Over six weeks, teams clocked up more than 700 hours of volunteering globally - from solving challenges posed by social enterprises in the UK, to making pop-up children’s books in South Korea and teaching aids in China.
Breaking down barriers
We know some people have a harder time getting a foot in the door. We work with our charity partners to help give emerging talent access to insights workshops, mentoring and work placements. From hosting employability workshops in London with charity Key4Life for those at risk of going to prison, to hosting Insight days with high school and college students in New York. In 2021, we ran work placements with three UK charities; Amos Bursary, Snowdon Trust and the Social Mobility Foundation.
£4.9 (€5.6) million collectively donated by our people and Schroders to charitable causes around the world in 2021.