As a family office, RS Group believes the most obvious way for us to create impact is through the choices we make in the deployment of our capital. However, we are by no means suggesting that the only path to impact is via investment and philanthropy. The management of one’s money is but one part of life; personal values also influence and guide other choices ranging from daily decisions regarding how and how much we consume, to the kind of employer we choose to work for or, in the case of a business owner, the type of company she wants to create or operate.
A person who really cares about the environment and health of our planet might choose to be more mindful of her lifestyle, trying to avoid “excessive consumerism” and the creation of unnecessary waste. She might also seek to be more aware and selective with regard to the sustainability of items she purchases. An employee might advocate for sustainable practices within his firm, and a business owner might decide to minimize harmful consequences generated by her company — perhaps even looking for ways to integrate social / environmental impact as a core part of the business model.
There are myriad paths to positive, blended value generation. We can all make a difference if we choose to.
In the impact report, we share the story of how one family office has chosen to live its values.