Global citizenship

We live the same high standards we expect of others.

EXPLORE

Capital Group’s global citizenship

As stewards of our investors' savings, we hold ourselves accountable to the same high standards we expect of the companies in which we invest. Learn how we integrate ESG into how we manage our clients' money and how we demonstrate our values by investing in our associates, communities and the environment.

Investing in 
our communities

Investing in 
our environment

Investing 
in our  
people

Investing in 
our people

Investing on 
behalf of our 
clients

Investing on 
behalf of our clients

Measuring our impact

As a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, we use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to assess our impact.

Investing in our communities

Our associates work to improve the world around them. We've channeled their diverse passions to create Capital Cares. The collective of philanthropic programs represents a global spectrum of causes and interests.

Capital Group associates throughout California participate in weekend restoration projects in Yosemite National Park.

62,000+

62,000+

62,000+

Associates volunteered over 62,000 hours, supporting a wide range of worthy efforts.

For fiscal year 2021
Capital associates from the Los Angeles office pitch in to refurbish a house as part of the Compton Initiative.

$34.7M

$34.7M

$34.7M

Capital donated $34.7 million through our associate-driven programmes.

For fiscal year 2021
Associates in our San Antonio office donated both time and money to the city's food bank, spending a day prepping meals for those in need.

31%

31%

31%

Our Matching Gifts programme offers a US$2 for US$1 match, and 31% of associates participated.

For fiscal year 2021
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Rewarding talented students

Associates in our Singapore office created their own art to host a silent auction that raised funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Thirty student athletes and young artists were awarded S$1,000 each to help pursue their passions.

 

Matching gifts were combined with a Capital Group grant for a total contribution of S$130,000 to the nonprofit organization.

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Rewarding talented students

Associates in our Singapore office created their own art to host a silent auction that raised funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. Thirty student athletes and young artists were awarded S$1,000 each to help pursue their passions.

 

Matching gifts were combined with a Capital Group grant for a total contribution of S$130,000 to the nonprofit organization.

Investing in our environment

Our sustainability strategy includes a commitment to carbon neutrality in our business operations by 2026 through meaningful emissions reduction and offsetting. This commitment includes Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 business travel.

Scope 1 and 2 emissions include direct and indirect emissions caused by a company's business operations and energy use. Scope 3 emissions include indirect emissions from associate business travel.

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Reducing carbon emissions around the world

While we prioritise carbon emissions reduction, we utilise offsets for emissions that we cannot eliminate. We purchase carbon credits, which are used to help finance projects across the globe that help reduce the need to burn fossil fuels or enable the absorption of greenhouse gases. These projects include protecting tropical forests in Brazil, providing energy-efficient cookstoves in Rwanda, and generating renewable energy in India.

Investing in our people: 
Diversity and inclusion

Our differences make us better. Across Capital Group, we build diverse teams within a culture that promotes a sense of belonging, where associates can bring their true, best selves to work. A variety of backgrounds and life experiences provide different perspectives, which we believe leads to better ideas and better results for the people we serve.

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Taking action

“Racism, injustice and inequality have no place in our organization, or for that matter, in our communities or our country.” 

Tim Armour, Capital Group chair and Chief Executive Officer

 

We're committed to increasing representation of underrepresented groups across Capital and at all levels. We nurture diversity and are determined to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected. We also continue to encourage change beyond our walls by increasing our contributions to nonprofit organizations that are advancing racial equity and social justice.

SPOTLIGHT

Taking action

“Racism, injustice and inequality have no place in our organization, or for that matter, in our communities or our country.” 

Tim Armour, Capital Group chair and Chief Executive Officer

 

We're committed to increasing representation of underrepresented groups across Capital and at all levels. We nurture diversity and are determined to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected. We also continue to encourage change beyond our walls by increasing our contributions to nonprofit organizations that are advancing racial equity and social justice.

Investing on behalf of our clients

Our mission is to improve people's lives through successful investing. Our investment decisions consider how a company impacts its community, its customers, its suppliers and its employees. This information helps us understand risks and find opportunities.

We've long considered environmental, social and governance issues in our investment decisions. In fact, we've developed a systematic approach that integrates ESG into our investment process. We also actively participate in organizations that advance these issues within the financial industry.