They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, the community and the environment. Joining over 5,000 like-minded businesses globally, Aspect is one of the first European alternative investment managers to achieve certification.
Aspect has put a strong emphasis on Corporate Social Responsibility since its inception over 25 years ago. The overarching principles of B Corp closely align with Aspect’s core values and this certification validates that Aspect is run thoughtfully and sustainably, with consideration for its employees, suppliers, investors and the environment.
Commenting on the news of certification, Anthony Todd, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have become a B Corporation. As a firm, we have always believed, fundamentally, that we should exist for a broader purpose than simply generating profits for shareholders. We have always been committed to making a positive impact opposite our employees, our community and our planet. This certification highlights our commitment to long-term sustainable business practices and has enabled us to identify what we are doing well but also what we can do better, which we can now focus on improving in the coming years.”
B Corp certification provides a roadmap for CSR efforts which will ensure Aspect continues to operate in accordance with the highest social and environmental standards. As a certified B Corp, Aspect is also part of a community of likeminded businesses with whom it can engage to share ideas and best practice. Aspect is proud to be part of the B Corp community and will aim to support other members where possible.
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