Our Principles of Corporate Responsibility

Verus is committed to responsible corporate values which promote ethical practices and positive impacts to our local and greater community. We integrate our responsible corporate values across all our operations as a component of our mission of being stewards of the means to a better life.

In support of the community we serve, our core principles to corporate responsibility include these key areas:

Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Employment

  • We value a diverse and inclusive culture of courtesy and respect. Verus recognizes the importance of ongoing efforts to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce in our firm and industry. View the Verus Careers page, here.

Industry Involvement

  • Verus founded the Institutional Investing Diversity Cooperative (IIDC) in 2020, a collective of some of the largest and most prominent institutional investment consultants that aim to promote greater diversity in the institutional asset management industry, advocating for access to data that would capture multiple dimensions of diversity. View the IIDC website, here.
  • Numerous senior professionals speak at or participate in diversity events within the industry.
  • We host an annual event for emerging and diverse managers. View our Emerging & Diverse Manager Diligence Days event, here.

Charitable Giving and Corporate Matching Program

  • To further our mission of being stewards of the means to a better life and our commitment to supporting our staff and our communities, Verus matches employees’ contributions to 501c3 charitable organizations.

Sustainable Practices

  • Environmental awareness and sustainability practices are incorporated in a conscientious and responsible manner throughout Verus’ corporate operations. View the Verus Environmental & Sustainability Policy, here.

Community Support

  • Verus executive leadership volunteer their time and talents as board members for reputable charities and educational institutions to assist non-profit institutions in achieving their goals.
  • Employees regularly volunteer their time in their communities, such as the South King County demonstration garden which educates the community on recommended gardening techniques, resulting in fresh produce donated to the local foodbank.