Investing in our People
The expertise and dedication of our employees is fundamental in meeting our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations. We are committed to supporting our people and conduct regular employee surveys which help to inform and nurture a collaborative and productive working environment. We have recently implemented a new governance structure which enables greater participation and flow of ideas across all levels of the organisation.
Our culture creates a stimulating and progressive work environment, in which our people can thrive, develop their careers and where accountability and ownership inspires independent thinking.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | LIBERUM
Independence is the core of our business approach. Integrity and honesty are core values of our business operations. They guide our decision making and our approach to advisory, our employees, our research, and our clients. This approach also includes an analysis of nonfinancial factors. We offer ESG advisory services to all our corporate clients, in order to help them reduce their ESG risks and take advantage of opportunities they have in a world transitioning to become more sustainable. Our research includes ESG considerations and provides ESG information for the companies we cover to help our clients make better decisions.
Liberum maintains a robust whistle blowing policy in accordance with FCA regulation, ensuring ‘in confidence with confidence’ procedure. The policy aims to provide an internal, confidential mechanism for reporting, investigating and remedying wrongdoing. Liberum supports whistle-blowers, protecting their anonymity where possible and ensures against detrimental treatment of whistle-blowers with appropriate safeguards and procedures.
Liberum encourages an entrepreneurial mindset and approach to development. Training and development programmes are offered alongside ‘on the job’ learning and shadowing. We are strong believers in the mentoring of junior employees, offering support and invaluable tools for progression as they navigate their careers.
Liberum regards its employees as its most valuable resource, and continually invests in its people via training and communication to maintain an environment of respect for all.
As an equal opportunities’ employer, Liberum seeks to ensure the equality of treatment and opportunity available to all existing and potential employees irrespective of age, race, religion, sexuality, gender or marital status. Procedures relating to the assessment of applicants are reviewed regularly to ensure they remain free from discrimination.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to hiring individuals with skills that enhance our culture and strategy. We consider candidates on merit rather than against objective criteria, with due regard to the benefits of diversity when considering candidates.
We celebrate individuality and recognise this diversity makes us more resilient and effective in delivering on the needs of our clients. Recognising the gender and ethnic imbalance within the industry as a whole, we are making progress to improve this through our hiring.
Harassment and victimisation are not tolerated under any circumstance.
Liberum is committed to maintaining a safe and secure working environment that protects the psychological and physical health of employees. Liberum employees can expect confidential support and consideration if experiencing any issues impacting their mental wellbeing or physical health.
Liberum recognises the risk climate change has to the world and the economy, and the role we all must play in tackling this global challenge. With the help of our partner Clear, we are working on better measurement of our greenhouse gas emissions, reducing emissions where possible, and offsetting what cannot be avoided to remain carbon neutral.
Liberum itself does not produce high GHG emissions. The London office runs off 100% renewable energy, with most Scope 1 and 2 emissions limited to the heating of the offices. The majority of our emissions come from Scope 3, specifically employee commuting and business travel. However, the pandemic dramatically reduced the Company’s Scope 3 emissions, and we now measure the mileage of business-related travel as well as other scope 3 emissions. Through the use of offsets, we became carbon neutral in 2020 and 2021, and will continue to offset emissions we cannot reduce in the future. Nevertheless, we aim to reduce our primary emissions where possible in order to rely less and less on offsets over time.
We are committed to reducing office waste and being eco-friendly. We endeavour to limit our landfill contribution by encouraging recycling and through conscious purchasing decisions. We believe no waste should make it to landfill and take active measures to limit our landfill contribution. More details on our climate policy can be found in our TCFD reporting here.
Supporting our communities
We aim to be a positive impact company, making a meaningful contribution to the communities around us. Our clients and employees can be proud to be a part of an organisation that contributes to society through its approach to communities and the environment.
We encourage our employees to join in regular fundraisers ranging from charity bike rides and runs to toy drives and book donations.
The Liberum Foundation
Liberum has an active involvement in the community it is based in. By supporting the Liberum Foundation, we are able to make a positive impact in London. The Liberum Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission, and was set up to provide support and financial assistance for the disadvantaged. It has supported a variety of causes since inception, with a focus on young people and improving their prospects. Each year various fundraising events are held in order to support projects relating to our anchor charities and other deserving causes. To date we have raised circa £600,000 in total. Liberum staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways, and we continually look for long-term solutions to the challenges faced by disadvantaged children and young people in London.
Our anchor charities are currently School Home Support and Place2Be.