Schroders joins Business Leaders, Connecticut State Treasurer and the Ford Foundation in a Coalition to Address Economic and Racial Disparities

09-28-2020
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Asset manager Schroders announced it has joined a coalition of CEOs, convened by the Connecticut State Treasurer and the Ford Foundation, aimed at advancing racial and economic security and opportunity both within and outside of their companies. The coalition, representing multi-billion-dollar industries, will establish long-term, measurable commitments that address the need for deep, structural changes in order to advance social change, racial justice and greater economic prosperity for all.

Schroders and other members of the corporate call to action working group will work to increase diversity at all levels of their own organizations, as well as take actions against the root causes and effects of systemic racism, such as investing in minority-owned businesses and communities and diversifying supply chains.

Marc Brookman, CEO of Schroders North America, said:

“Although the pandemic and protests against systemic racism have brought socio-economic and racial inequality into the spotlight, change is long overdue, and America’s largest companies have an obligation and an opportunity to use their resources to address the biggest needs facing our country and its communities of color. Schroders and I are proud to join forces with the Connecticut State Treasurer, the Ford Foundation, and leaders across the asset management industry to collectively work toward a more just society for all.”

Companies participating in the working group represent more than 375,000 employees, $460 billion in market capitalization and approximately $21 trillion in assets under management. To date, two virtual convenings have taken place, on August 5th and September 18th, and have included Schroders and the following companies. Over time, the Connecticut Office of the Treasurer and the Ford Foundation will incorporate additional businesses into this coalition:

  • AllianceBernstein L.P.
  • Bank of America
  • BlackRock
  • Bridgewater Associates
  • Invesco Ltd.
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Goldman Sachs
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America
  • The Hartford
  • Rowe Price Group, Inc.
  • UBS Americas Holding LLC
  • Vista Equity Partners

For further information, please visit the official press release here.

Media Contacts

Jennifer Manser, Head of Marketing & Communications, Americas at Schroders
212-632-2947
Jennifer.Manser@schroders.com

Katherine Segura, Prosek Partners
646-818-9266
Pro-schroders@prosek.com

Note to Editors

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The Office of the State Treasurer

Under the leadership of Connecticut’s State Treasurer Shawn T. Wooden, the Office of the Treasurer is dedicated to safeguarding the state’s financial resources and taxpayers’ dollars, while maximizing returns and minimizing risks for pension beneficiaries and operating at the highest professional and ethical standards. Through investments and cash management, the office continues to enhance the state’s fiscal stability, financial literacy, college savings, and its approach to leveraging business partnerships to combat social issues such as gun violence, climate change, and equal opportunity for economic growth. Learn more about the Office of the Treasurer here and follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

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