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Our values drive who we are
We draw strength from our culture, diversity, and strong sense of community spirit, which is why we aspire to be a truly global corporate citizen—one that is proximate to and supportive of the communities in which we live and work.
Our approach to corporate citizenship rests on these foundations:
- Respecting the interests of our clients, employees, and key stakeholders
- Making responsible investment decisions
- Holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards
- Caring about our communities and the environment
Connecting with local communities
We believe in giving back to the communities where we live and work.
Several initiatives empower employees to participate and contribute to a range of charitable organizations. Our annual Global Volunteer Week program incorporates activities across all our global offices that help our communities—and build stronger local relationships.
We take an active role in supporting worthy causes and organizations in our local communities. Some examples include youth mentoring, child/adult special education, gender diversity, poverty and homelessness, various health causes, women’s leadership, and the arts. This commitment to doing good flows through the organization. We also support employees who choose to make donations to the causes they value through our Matching Gift Program.
We set high expectations for our managers and investors on ESG and climate change.
Countering carbon emissions
Because we set high expectations for our managers and investors on ESG and climate change, we strive to lead by example and take responsibility for our own emissions. We are proud of our annual commitment to measure, reduce, and offset HarbourVest’s greenhouse gas emissions, including operational emissions across our global offices and those created by business travel. Since 2020, our annual emissions calculation has helped us understand our annual operating emissions and develop reduction initiatives, and our annual offsetting program has delivered finance to independently verified emissions reduction projects supporting the global transition to a low-carbon economy.
Just as we set high expectations for our managers and investors on ESG and climate change, it is important to us that we lead by example and take responsibility for our own emissions. We are proud to be a CarbonNeutral company in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol, the leading framework for carbon neutrality. Our annual offsetting program delivers finance to emissions reduction projects supporting the global transition to a low-carbon economy. All projects are independently verified to assure emissions reductions are occurring.