LSEG’s purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling our customers to create sustainable growth. We work with a wide range of people and partners to do this and feel a strong sense of duty to ensure the benefits of economic success are shared equitably.
A vital way of delivering our purpose in the community and wider society is through the LSEG Foundation. Working with charity and NGO partners, we will deliver a range of programmes across the globe, creating opportunities for those in need to participate in education, employment and enterprise. This is a vast challenge, so we aim to focus our support where we think it can have the greatest impact. Our aim is to help people access economic opportunities and build a secure future with financial independence.
Our programmes vary by geography and need. We will create change through a variety of initiatives. These could include helping girls stay in school for longer, as part of a wider strategy to address gender inequality and community education, guiding young adults into secure work, education programmes for financial literacy or supporting individuals in reskilling for a fresh start.
This work goes hand-in-hand with our contribution to building a sustainable economic future, with the Foundation also supporting a small number of strategic initiatives which support the transition to a net zero economy and a robust, healthy financial system.
How we work
The LSEG Foundation delivers its mission by focusing on three key strands of activity:
- Fund: engaging a small portfolio of organisations, selected to deliver economic empowerment programmes across the world, through multi-year strategic partnerships.
- Engage: providing grants to a range of regional and locally selected charities, tackling the issues that matter most in the communities where we operate. We encourage LSEG’s employees to support the Foundation’s work through matched fundraising and by using their two volunteer days to give their time and skills to our charity partners or other causes that matter most to them.
- Convene: funding a select number of non-commercial initiatives which unlock the power of finance to drive positive sustainability outcomes. This could include, for example, funding leading academic analysis to accelerate sustainable finance or developing global sustainability standards and infrastructure.
As an independent charitable entity, the LSEG Foundation is governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees and we leverage LSEG’s expertise, reach, resources and partnerships in financial markets to address these critical challenges facing society.