Global citizenship

We live the same high standards we expect of others.

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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

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 associates help out with Homes4Families, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for veterans and military families.

73,000

73,000

73,000

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

For fiscal year 2020
Capital associates from the Los Angeles office pitch in to refurbish a house as part of the Compton Initiative.

$30.5M

$30.5M

$30.5M

Capital donated $30.5 million through our associate-driven programmes.

For fiscal year 2020
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.

30%

30%

30%

Our Matching Gifts programme offers a US$2 for US$1 match, and 30% of associates participated.

For fiscal year 2020
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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

As global citizens, we believe we must do what we can to protect our planet and use our resources responsibly. Our CG Green program is committed to lowering our carbon footprint by offsetting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as we pursue our goal of carbon neutrality.

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Reducing carbon emissions around the world

We've taken steps to reduce our carbon footprint by lowering energy use and offsetting our carbon emissions. We purchase carbon credits, which are used to help finance projects across the globe that reduce the need to burn fossil fuels or enable the absorption of greenhouse gases. These projects include protecting tropical forests in Brazil, creating sustainable water systems in Cambodia, and providing clean energy in Vietnam.

Investing in our people: 
Diversity and inclusion

Our differences make us better. Across Capital, we build diverse teams within a culture that promotes a true sense of belonging. 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 organisation, or for that matter, in our communities or our country.” 

Capital Group chairman Tim Armour

 

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. We’ve committed an additional $2 million to such groups through grants and a special 3:1 matching gift that enables associates to direct their donations toward advancing racial justice around the world.

SPOTLIGHT

Taking action

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

Capital Group chairman Tim Armour

 

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. We’ve committed an additional $2 million to such groups through grants and a special 3:1 matching gift that enables associates to direct their donations toward advancing racial justice around the world.

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.

Global citizenship

At Capital Group, we strive to improve investors' lives and positively impact our associates, communities and world.