Society and Communities

Through our business we aim to add value not only to our clients but also to the societies and communities in which we operate. During the pandemic, many of our stakeholders, from small businesses to the charities we support, have experienced considerable disruption and challenges. As was the case in 2020, we continued to uphold our responsibility to these stakeholders which, in many cases, has evolved.

With nearly 2,000 people across 15 UK locations and Jersey and with over £68 billion of funds under management, we recognise the role we can play in being a positive influence on society – whether through our decisions as a business or through giving our clients peace of mind, knowing we consider more than just financial returns when we invest on their behalf.

Thinking, acting and investing responsibly applies just as strongly to our role in society as it does to our approach to investment. We work with regulators, partners, suppliers and communities to understand their aims and ambitions, working to align our approach to best practice across our programmes.

Rathbones has a strong tradition of operating responsibly, we have programmes focusing on:

  • the strengthening of our existing procurement processes
  • identifying of partners to support our community investment ambition
  • increasing our volunteering opportunities
  • improving communication on our impact.

Our Responsible business report contains supplementary information about:

  • Our relationships with regulators
  • Rathbone’s code of conduct and whistleblowing process
  • Our approach to anti-bribery and corruption
  • Human rights and our approach to managing our modern slavery risk across our supply chain
  • How we are keeping our clients cyber safe