Each and every day CLSA commits people, capital and ideas to serve our clients, stakeholders and communities across the globe.

CLSA Chairman’s Trust

The CLSA Chairman’s Trust provides financial and human capital to support disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities across Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas.

With a core mandate of poverty alleviation, the Trust disburses grants to support measurable and sustainable projects within small to medium sized non-government organizations in a range of sectors that include education; health and welfare; commercial and environmental enterprises.

Since 2007, the Chairman’s Trust has touched the lives of over half a million individuals. We have donated over US$27.7 million to 120 grassroots NGOs across Asia and beyond.

Chairman's Trust Dealing Day

The Dealing Day is the principle source of revenue for CLSA’s charitable foundation, the Chairman’s Trust.

Over the past ten years, the CLSA Chairman’s Trust has touched more than half a million lives across Asia and beyond. This is made possible by funds raised on our annual Dealing Day, with all commissions going directly to those in need.

Since 2007, we have raised over US$28m through the generosity of CLSA’s clients. Grants are disbursed to a wide range of non-profit organisations, as highlighted here.

Thanks to the generosity of our clients we can continue supporting projects such as those highlighted below.

Community Outreach

CLSA employees are actively engaged in making a difference in their local communities.

Each year, our employees invest hundreds of hours volunteering in their local communities. From Hong Kong to Mumbai; Sydney to New York, CLSA employees support underprivileged and disenfranchised children, youth, adults and elderly.

We engage in activities that range from renovating shelters for pregnant migrant mothers to cooking food for the elderly to cleaning up beaches.

Responsible Investing

CLSA is an active proponent of responsible investing.

Through our award-winning research, events, investments and corporate initiatives, CLSA provides socially responsible investors visibility on environmental, social and governance issues impacting their investment mandates.

CLSA was one of the first financial firms in Asia to write about pollution, carbon trading and ‘the greening of Asia’. Our sustainable research team regularly covers a range of issues from supply chain labor, to clean water, clean technology and corporate governance.

CLSA’s asset management business, Capital Partners, considers ESG issues in portfolio company investments and follows the investment guidelines of the US Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC).


Environmental initiatives are key to CLSA’s corporate sustainability and culture.

CLSA is focused on long-term, sustainable value creation for clients, employees and all stakeholders engaged with our businesses. Our Environmental Management System includes Environmental Policy and active staff engagement in corporate and community initiatives that have a tangible impact on supporting the environment.