Sustainability at State Street

Sustainability at State Street

Resiliency in a changing world


Ronald P. O’Hanley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Embracing the integral role we play in advancing the sustainability and resiliency of the global financial ecosystem, we focus on creating and preserving long-term value for our clients, employees, shareholders, communities, and the industry at large. In a fast-changing world, we continue to be guided by our purpose: to help create better outcomes for the world’s investors and the people they serve.

Our long-term vision


Jessica Donohue
Head of Global Investment Insights,
Sustainability and Impact

As we continue to evolve and broaden our view of sustainability and more fully consider its role across our businesses and operations, we do so with a view toward creating and protecting long-term value and fostering greater resiliency for stakeholders and ourselves.

Sustainability reporting

Our report describes State Street’s approach to sustainability matters across our company and our industry, as well as our impact on the communities in which we operate around the world. We are proud to share the progress we have made over the last year.

2023 at a glance

Investment solutions and reporting tools


As long-term stewards of our clients’ assets, we are committed to providing risk management tools that help clients navigate important industry changes and regulatory requirements. Our Sustainability Solutions provide streamlined data and risk management analytics amid the rapidly evolving sustainability measurement landscape.

Sustainable investing strategies

Sustainable investing capabilities

Whether clients are focused on risk management, responding to new regulations, making investments that align with their values, or seeking to enhance long-term performance, our ESG/sustainable investing capabilities can support clients in achieving their sustainability objectives and investment goals.

Partnerships and associations

In the spirit of collaboration, learning and understanding, we are proud to partner with the industry’s most prominent sustainability organizations:

  Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI)

  Investor Leadership Network (ILN)


  Council for Inclusive Capitalism


Our sustainability progress

Civil Rights Audit

We engaged a Washington, DC-based national civil rights law firm, Relman Colfax, to conduct an independent audit focused on our products and services and how our business policies, practices, and products/services have advanced civil rights for protected classes in the US and/or how they might in the future. The audit also included recommended actions and mechanisms for monitoring effectiveness.

Read the audit report

Sustainability Bond Report

We have allocated approximately US$47 million in proceeds across our supplier diversity program and a number of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) program partnerships.

Read the report

State Street Foundation

State Street Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, is committed to creating more equitable communities by investing in high-impact nonprofit and charitable organizations that work to reduce gaps in educational achievement and employability due to race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. We have engaged independent consulting partners in EMEA and APAC to help us ensure our global grantmaking reflects our commitment to combatting racism and inequality in other countries where State Street operates.

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Awards and recognition

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Dei hero

Our 46,000+ employees come from all over the world with various backgrounds and life experiences. By inspiring, educating, and empowering them at every level, we foster a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the clients, people, and markets we serve.

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