Corporate Responsibility

Uniquely Motivated to Give Back

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We are committed to making a difference in how we manage money, develop our workforce and lift our communities. We come to work each day knowing that our daily efforts benefit lifesaving medical research. This Prosper With Purpose® model is a source of pride and inspiration for every American Century employee. 

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Dividend payments to the Institute have totaled over $1.8 billion since the facility opened in 2000*.

ACI employees volunteering at Habitat for Humanity.

Impact in Our Communities

Employees are encouraged to become involved in their communities and support their commitments by participating in nonprofit organizations and providing different ways to give and make their contributions go further through matching and grantmaking.

$12,000
employee giving eligible for company match

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Dollars for Donors

This matching gifts program recognizes employees' contributions of time and money by enabling them to direct up to $7,000 annually to 501(c)(3) organizations.

3X
national average for employee participation in matching program
Dollars for Donors
Grants

Grants

Twice yearly, the Foundation considers grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations with preference toward those whose work is sustainable, inspires growth and in which our employees have significant and recurring involvement. The Foundation grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. The Foundation has granted $18.7M since its inception in 2013.

$18.7M
in American Century Foundation grants since 2013

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

We look at DEI as an ongoing learning journey. There is much for each of us to learn, unlearn and relearn to tackle the effects of unconscious bias and to have the courageous conversations needed for a healthy, high-performing culture.

36%
racially diverse corporate board

At a corporate level, we are focused on:

  • Employee engagement, welcoming continued BRG expansion

  • Talent development, embracing new hiring practices and commitments

  • Community partnerships, centering on social justice reform

Our corporate board-level Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and 16-member Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, a cross-section of firm professionals, each drive activities designed to create an inclusive workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted but built into the fabric of the organization.

Learn more about our DEI approach

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Reducing Environmental Impact

We are continuously implementing ways to reduce our environmental footprint across global operations and supply chains to help protect our collective future. We've made significant reduction efforts in the areas of energy, paper, waste and water use.

From an investing standpoint, we believe in genuine ESG integration, making significant, ongoing investments in extensive resources, and in-house training and education.

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This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as investment advice.

When portfolio managers incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into an investment strategy, they consider those issues in conjunction with traditional financial analysis. When selecting investments, portfolio managers incorporate ESG factors into the portfolio's existing asset class, time horizon, and objectives. Therefore, ESG factors may limit the investment opportunities available, and the portfolio may perform differently than those that do not incorporate ESG factors. Portfolio managers have ultimate discretion in how ESG issues may impact a portfolio's holdings, and depending on their analysis, investment decisions may not be affected by ESG factors.