Siebert Williams Shank strives to be a company that benefits our many stakeholders – our clients, our employees, our partners, and the many communities within which we live and work. As part of our efforts to conduct business in an ethical manner, we have developed an approach to business that seeks to uphold several ESG principles: respect for the individual, business ethics, environmental stewardship, inclusion & diversity, and community involvement. We are committed to incorporating ESG practices throughout our organization and in July 2021, we developed a framework to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030.
of carbon offset since 2021
That's like taking 258 cars off the road, permanently.
In 2021, Siebert Williams made a donation to the environmental nonprofit Trees New York, to bring more shade to disadvantaged New York neighborhoods with low canopy cover and high surface temperatures. “We are committed to doing our part to take care of our shared environment,” said DiAnne Calabrisotto, Chief Operating Officer at Siebert Williams. “As a women-and-minority-owned business, it is especially important to us that we include a specific emphasis on local and underserved communities as a key component of our firmwide sustainability plan. “ Through their involvement with Trees New York, which is dedicated to planting and preserving New York City’s urban forest, Siebert Williams will focus on low-income communities with too few trees - where average temperatures can vary by up to 10 degrees due to minimal tree coverage and where the inequitable distribution of shade lends to a lower quality of life, putting inhabitants at greater risk for health issues. Over the last 10 years, Trees New York has planted 6,000 trees in underserved neighborhoods across the city.
The Kootznoowoo Project protects 20,159 acres of forest located on the Dolomi and Dora Bay stretches of Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. 8,000 acres of this project are classified as an old-growth forest - forests with large, old (alive and dead) trees that are virtually undisturbed by human impact. These forests serve as an ecological staple to local animals and nearby communities. This project is unique because it is owned by the native Haida and Tlingit people, who have inhabited this land for over 1,000 years, and managed alongside the United States Forest Service. This joint protection responsibility ensures that indigenous territories are protected and natives voices are heard. This land is home to twelve fish bearing streams and is saturated with various types of berry bushes that are historically significant in the Dolomi and Dora Bay.
Centered in the Charanka Village in the state of Gujarat, this solar grid project is the first of its kind for India. The solar plant produces 25 megawatts (MW) of electricity and is connected to the Indian electricity grid - meaning the country is diversifying its energy sources and creating a more resilient grid. Through the use of power purchase agreements, nearby residents and workplaces can choose to have their energy sourced from this sustainable energy solution.
This project, which is overseen by The Nature Conservancy, is centered around the conservation and protection of Burnt Mountain Natural Area. Burnt Mountain Natural Area is a 5,408-acre forest plot that will remain “forever wild.” “Forever wild” is the highest available legal protection for land in the United States, meaning that the forest must be protected in its natural condition in perpetuity.
Siebert Williams Shank offers talented and highly motivated individuals a platform to thrive individually and collectively. We are a dynamic, innovative and growing company with a diverse team of investment professionals located across the United States. Attracting, retaining and developing talent is a key objective of the firm and as a result many of our team members have been with SWS for years, some decades. That continuity is a firm strength that directly benefits our clients, our employees, and leads to our business successes.See Our Open Positions