We are 200 employees across six offices rolling up our sleeves every day to find ways to do better—for our clients, our coworkers, and the world at large. At Callan, being a good corporate citizen means that we consider the ethical and social implications of everything we do. It is our responsibility to ensure we conduct our business in a transparent, ethical manner and invest in initiatives that make a tangible impact on the communities we serve.
Callan adheres to a firm-wide Code of Ethical Responsibility that guides the way we do business. At all times, we are committed to acting with integrity, competence, diligence, and respect when working with our clients and prospects, our fellow employees, and other members of the investment community.
Diversity, equity & belonging
Having a diverse workforce and a collegial, inclusive culture is paramount to our success. We also work with organizations that advocate for diversity, equity, and belonging, and engage with student groups to promote opportunities at Callan and in our industry. Through our Callan Connects program, we build on our universe of investment managers with outreach to emerging and diverse-, women-, and disabled-owned firms.
Philanthropy and community impact
Our commitment to making an impact in the communities where we live and work dates back to 1973 when Ed Callan founded our firm. Through our annual United Way employee giving campaign and on their own time, our employees make a meaningful impact in areas that are important to them. To acknowledge their philanthropic interests and pursuits, Callan offers our employees support through benefits such as group volunteer days and our charitable giving reimbursement program.
Callan is at the forefront of research and education concerning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. We believe that ESG criteria may have a material impact on investments, and that these factors provide an important lens for assessing potential financial outcomes. Callan is a signatory of the United Nations-supported PRI, the leading global sustainable investing network. Our ESG team, comprising a diverse group of experts from across the firm, develops research to bring transparency and insights to the rapidly changing ESG landscape. Our team also conducts educational sessions, and creates frameworks and solutions to sustainability issues facing our clients. We partner with clients to design, implement, and monitor ESG investment programs.
Callan has made a conscious effort in our facilities to be a good steward of the environment. Our San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, and Portland, OR, offices are in buildings with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification programs encourage properties to embrace strategies designed to limit energy and water consumption, protect indoor environmental quality, enhance access to transit options, and favor materials with regional or recycled content. Callan participates in all available office recycling and composting programs.
We are mindful of the impact our day-to-day operations have on the environment and seek to use technology and other methods to minimize our impact. Below are some measures we are taking:
- Eliminate single-use plastic water bottles and plastic cutlery wherever feasible
- Increase recycling and composting in all offices by working with building management to offer it if it doesn’t yet exist, and raising awareness and adoption among employees
- Reduce paper and printing, including client reports and event materials, and leverage an app for client events
- Use energy-efficient laptops over desktop computers (more than 90% Callan employees are using laptops)
- Configure computers to go into hibernation mode and copiers into energy-saving mode when not in use
- Use CISCO VOIP phone systems that hibernate during off hours
- Ensure all office lights are motion-activated
- Leverage collaboration tools to help cut down on travel-related energy consumption (e.g., webinars for client events, video conferencing for internal meetings with remote employees)