We have a long and proud history of playing an active member in the societies in which we operate and we do that by working with many organisations.

In particular, we run projects or partner with organisations that support young people, giving them opportunities to acquire knowledge and develop financial awareness. And we’re building on this legacy by continuing to focus efforts and sponsorships in education, sport and the arts.

Scottish Ballet

Photo credit: Andy Ross

As a group Rathbones is pleased to support a number of initiatives either as a member or signatory.

Our businesses may have additional associations which they share on their website.

Business Disability Forum

The BDF provide practical disability support by sharing expertise and providing access to resources, advice and networking opportunities. It promotes best practice and works to set and influence policy to benefit businesses, the public sector, and disabled people.


UN Global Compact

The UN Global Compact aims to mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. They provide a principle-based framework, best practices, resources and networking events that have revolutionised how companies do business responsibly and keep commitments to society.


The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.


The Financial Stability Board

The Financial Stability Board established the TCFD to develop recommendations for more effective climate-related disclosures that could promote more informed investment, credit, and insurance underwriting decisions and, in turn, enable stakeholders to understand better the concentrations of carbon-related assets in the financial sector and the financial system’s exposures to climate-related risks.


The FTSE4Good Index Series

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. 


Principles for Responsible Investment

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.


The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) is the European membership body for investor collaboration on climate change and the voice of investors taking action for a prosperous, low carbon future.


Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+ is an investor-led initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.


Net Zero Asset Managers

The Net Zero Asset Managers initiative launched in December 2020 and aims to galvanise the asset management industry to commit to a goal of net zero emissions.


Business Ambition for 1.5°C

Business Ambition for 1.5°C is an urgent call to action from a global coalition of UN agencies, business and industry leaders, in partnership with the Race to Zero. They are calling on companies – across all sectors and geographies – to set science-based net-zero aligned emissions reductions targets.



CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. 


C-19 Business Pledge

Founded by former UK Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon. Justine Greening, and UK entrepreneur David Harrison, the C-19 Business Pledge aims to harness the power of business as a force for good in tackling the coronavirus pandemic. 


Inclusive Companies

Inclusive Companies is a nationally recognised networking body working in the Diversity & Inclusion sector. They exist to challenge the lack of diverse representation within UK based organisations.


The Women in Finance Charter

The Women in Finance Charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair financial services industry.


Future Asset’s

Future Asset’s mission is ‘to inform girls in Scottish schools about the investment management industry, enthuse them about careers in the sector, and widen the talent pipeline to improve diversity in the industry.



#10000BlackInterns will help transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the United Kingdom by offering paid work experience across a wide range of industries, as well as world-class training and development.

Learn more here.  


The real Living Wage

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 7,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs. 


The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge from Rathbones to those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces and their families, to ensure this community is treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. Read the Armed Forces Covenant.


Progress Together

Progress Together is a membership body focusing on progression, retention and socio-economic diversity in the financial services sector.