Social responsibility is a top priority at F&M
It is now very much apparent that the earth’s environment is in a precarious state, and only recently has the general population begun to pay attention to the severity of the looming threats to our planet’s well-being. These threats include global warming, air and water pollution, species extinction, resource depletion, and many others.
The general consensus of environmental experts worldwide is that while individual citizens do play an important role when it comes to taking the right actons to make change, it ultimately comes down to corporations (especially those with significant environmental footprints) both to be environmentally-conscious, and to lead by example to foster a sustainable global ecosystem for our future generations.
At F&M, we recognize our responsibility to the earth and its inhabitants, which goes beyond the responsibility of the average corporate citizen. This is partially because F&M operates in industries which create a larger-than-average environmental footprint (i.e. precious metals mining, energy), and it is also because F&M’s operations span across five continents, giving F&M a considerable global reach with which it can engender meaningful change.
Accordingly, our executive team has taken a commitment to thoroughly review both existing and new investments for both the environmental impact of a given investment, and how the assets within a given investment can be leveraged as part of an environmental cause.
Leading the way with this commitment is F&M’s latest project GEAR Capital Inc, which is an incubator of environmentally-conscious projects that take an active, not passive, approach to sustainability.
Driven by, F&M Founder and Executive Chairman, Stan Bharti and his family, F&M also gives back and promotes social responsibility through The Bharti Charitable Foundation (“BCF”) Founded in 2007 with the goal of improving economic and educational opportunities for youth around the globe, the charity aims to increase public awareness towards animal preservation and education and helps to raise universal awareness about environmental issues.