Financial services


Lazard is the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firm. Lazard believes that understanding its environmental impact, the standards by which it is governed, and the way its activities intersect with society is essential to good practice.
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3 years

Financial services sustainability London



Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: London office operations (50 Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LL)

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D Losses, Natural Gas, Water, Waste, Business Travel and Paper

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021


Carbon reduction per employee


Total carbon footprint

1,075.4 tC0₂e

Total carbon footprint per employee

2.4 tC0₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 9 SDG’s.


Certification story

LAZARD, the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firm, has achieved Planet Mark certification. 

This is LAZARD’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its London head office operations for the year ending December 2019 and set a target to reduce emissions by 5% annually.  

Through Planet Mark, LAZARD has protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth directly supports the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“Major investors across the world need to show the same level of leadership as LAZARD to take action on climate change. Measuring, reporting and reducing our impact on the planet is a vital step not only in the office at Lazard, but in assuring all of its clients that it is a responsible, forward-thinking company. I look forward to working with them for a long time.”

Certification story

Lazard believes that understanding the environmental impact of a company’s operations, the standards by which it is governed, and the way its activities intersect with society is essential to good practice for its clients. Lazard’s investment professionals integrate ESG analysis into their research and decision-making processes. 

There has been a drive within the asset management industry toward sustainable investment in recent years, with sustainable investment strategies doubling in popularity between 2012 and 2018. It is becoming increasingly important for asset management companies to demonstrate their environmental credentials to a socially aware consumer base, both in their investment options and in their own operations. With an ever-scrutinising eye on wealth management, companies in the industry must learn to walk the walk on environmental responsibility.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, LAZARD has committed to making a year-on-year reduction.

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