Responsible Business

At BrightSphere we continuously seek to identify and integrate high quality standards for supporting key areas of our business to support long-term growth and shareholder value creation.

BrightSphere's Pillars of Responsible Business


Putting the client first in everything we do, aiming to be our clients' most trusted partner.

We seek to expand our Affiliates' number of clients through our complementary Global Distribution platform, which focuses on serving clients in channels and jurisdictions that can benefit from scale resources. We also support our Affiliates in their efforts to provide superior investment performance in a framework of the highest quality fiduciary standards. As always, the way we build long-term relationships with our Affiliates' current and future clients is to communicate with them in an open, honest way.

Responsible Investment

Systematic incorporation of material environmental, social and governance criteria in our investment and ownership decision.

A central theme in the investment landscape in recent years has been the growing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors and how they can influence or affect investment decisions. We at BrightSphere have been working with our Affiliates to ensure they have the appropriate resources to respond to their clients' needs on ESG, while leaving the integration of ESG factors in the investment process up to each Affiliate, consistent with their individual view of ESG and the needs of their clients. We believe it is important to recognize that ESG factors can be integrated differently depending on the asset class, investment process and client guidelines of each Affiliate.


Providing support to the communities in which we operate.

We understand that we have a broader responsibility to strengthen the society of which we are part. Our long-term success is closely connected to being part of our local communities. We support these communities through both financial support and volunteering our time, skills, and expertise.

We support and invest in a range of areas, including Community/Culture, Education, Health Care, and Homelessness.

Key Partnerships

The Foundation strives to make meaningful contributions to our partners in order to maintain a mutually impactful relationship.

Cradles to Crayons

cradlecrayons Cradles to Crayons was founded in 2002 with the mission of providing children from birth to age 12 in low-income and homeless situations with the essential items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play. Cradles to Crayons connects those who have with those in need to supply high-quality used or new goods that make children feel valued. BrightSphere has partnered with Cradles to Crayons since 2009, and BrightSphere employees regularly volunteer with the organization. Throughout the year, employees volunteer at the Giving Factory, sorting and distributing donations, and annually participate in the Back-Pack-a-Thon, equipping backpacks with school supplies for children. Certain BrightSphere employees also provide advisory support to the organization through participation on various committees.

Rosie's Place

rosiesplace Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women's shelter in the United States with the mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity, and find security in their lives. Today, Rosie's Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing, and education services. BrightSphere's long standing partnership with Rosie's Place began in 2005. BrightSphere continues to strengthen its impact on this organization by participating in an annual volunteer week at the Rosie's Place dining room, supporting the annual Safe and Sound Gala, and donating various goods for the classroom and kitchen.

The Posse Foundation

possefoundation Founded in 1989, The Posse Foundation is a college access and youth leadership development program that identifies, recruits, and selects student leaders from public high schools and sends them in groups, or "Posses," to some of the top colleges and universities in the country. A Posse is a multicultural team made up of ten students that acts as a support system to ensure that each Posse scholar succeeds and graduates from college. Posse scholars receive four-year, full tuition leadership scholarships from Posse partner colleges and universities. BrightSphere began its partnership with Posse in 2009 and continues to support the organization by providing internships, career coaching, and volunteering at Posse events. BrightSphere has representation on the Posse Boston Advisory Board and the Posse Leadership Counsel.

Environmental Management

Helping to monitor, manage, and reduce our direct and indirect environmental impacts.

We have developed a program for promoting sustainability, and helped identify ways for employees to reduce their carbon footprint, both at work and at home. Our biggest direct environmental impact is through the buildings that we use. We therefore work hard to improve their environmental performance by refitting existing units and building or leasing more environmentally friendly new ones.