Our ESG Philosophy

Vantage is so much more than a broker, and our vision - so much bigger than trading. There is an immeasurable social and economic impact from any business operation, and we recognise our potential to make a positive change.

Building a business cannot be about profit at all cost. Instead, we desire for the betterment of all. We believe we can elevate one and all together, building up our communities and helping our planet, so everyone is better off than they were before.

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Here are our five guiding principles

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Sustainability starts from within

Sustainability is at the core of our business. We strive to be part of the solution to some of the world's most urgent problems like inequality, poverty, and climate change.

We value transparency, accountability, and integrity. We strive for complete transparency in our disclosures, and maintain an open feedback system between team members and management.

With our global footprint, diversity is the secret ingredient of our success, and with that, we've built a corporate culture of acceptance, inclusion, and celebration of every individual.

Sustainability is also empowering and liberating for the communities around us. We desire to empower those who are less fortunate, and help to lift them out of poverty.

All of this is built into our code of conduct, where our team members understand and appreciate the importance of ESG on our business, and live it out in our daily operations.

Taking positive climate action with every step

As an online-based business, we operate in a low harmful emissions business. But there is so much more we want to do.

We're actively conserving energy in our operations, and looking at ways to reduce them even further across the board, including incentives for innovative energy conservation ideas.

We're reducing our waste through waste sorting and recycling, encouraging BYO to reduce single use plastics and cutlery among our team members, and seeking long term reusable solutions.

We're reducing our paper use, leveraging on the benefits of digital solutions and cloud computing for our collaboration and presentation needs.

These small actions will add up to a much bigger impact, and create ripple effects around us, as our team members themselves become ambassadors for change.

No one left behind

Every business decision we make and every step of our ESG journey, is influenced and informed by the impact we know it will have on the people both inside and outside of our company: our employees and their families, our customers and suppliers, even our communities.

We envision an equitable world where everyone is able to reach their full potential, regardless of their individual circumstances, and aspire to be part of the solution.

We continue to harness cutting edge technology to innovate and improve our existing products and platforms to reduce inequality of access to education.

With our enhanced free online trading school, we aim to help more to learn about trading, manage their risk, and increase their chances of gaining financial independence through trading.

Strong governance as our bottom line

Strong corporate governance forms the backbone of our entire operation and is embedded within our corporate culture and identity.

We do not tolerate corruption, racism, marginalisation or discrimination of any group.

We are committed to ensuring our business dealings are conducted responsibly, transparently, and ethically.

Our products are designed to deliver the best in execution and performance, while our marketing activities are appropriately targeted to suitable potential clients.

The trust our clients place in us is of utmost importance. All of our clients funds' are placed in segregated trust accounts in the top rated banks of their respective jurisdictions.

At all times, we remain fully compliant and accountable to our regulators in our respective jurisdictions, including ASIC in Australia, FCA in UK, VFSC in Vanuatu, and CIMA in Cayman Islands.

Embracing diversity in all forms

Our business is only as good as our people, and our people are pretty great. We've convened a hugely talented and wonderfully diverse team of people, who bring with them an unstoppable drive and limitless creative energy into the business. And we wouldn't have it any other way.

We welcome people of any age, gender, ethnicity, faith, or physical capability, who hold the same values as we do, and are equally committed to Vantage's vision and success.

Beyond making every team member feel included, we prioritise retention, development, and promotion for our team members, to ensure everyone is empowered to achieve the success they deserve, regardless of their backgrounds.

Outside of work, we provide benefits for employees to seek opportunities for personal development, or just seek self-care. We also believe in keeping a clear distinction between work and personal time and provide flexible working arrangements for team members who need it.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations established the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future; An urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

  • No
    Poverty
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  • Zero
    Hunger
    2
  • Good Health
    And Wellness
    3
  • Quality
    Education
    4
  • Gender
    Equality
    5
  • Clean Water
    And Sanitation
    6
  • Affordable
    And Clean
    Energy
    7
  • Decent Work
    & Economic
    Growth
    8
  • Industry,
    Innovation And
    Infrastructure
    9
  • Reduced
    Inequalities
    10
  • Sustainable
    Cities And
    Communities
    11
  • Responsible
    Consumption
    And Production
    12
  • Climate
    Action
    13
  • Life Below
    Water
    14
  • Life On
    Land
    15
  • Peace, Justice
    And Strong
    Institutions
    16
  • Partnerships
    For The Goals
    17
No Poverty 1

Goal 1: End poverty

We endeavour to help end extreme poverty, where people live on less than US$1.25 a day. We want to support organisations that offer social protection systems to the poor and vulnerable, offer access to appropriate financial services (like microfinance), and raise their resilience against economic, social and environmental shocks.

Zero Hunger 2

Goal 2: End hunger

We strive to do our part to help end hunger around the world. We want to aid our local communities to increase food security and reduce malnutrition, and support organisations that can provide safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round to the poor and vulnerable.

Good Health And Wellness 3

Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives

We want to assist our local communities in receiving adequate and affordable medical care, medicines and vaccines. By helping local medical services who serve our poor and vulnerable, we hope to be a part of the solution to combat tropical, waterborne and communicable diseases, and reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates.

Quality Education 4

Goal 4: Ensure access to equitable quality education

We believe quality education is the best equaliser. We are investing in the future of our vulnerable communities, by equipping educators and schools to provide equitable education for both boys and girls, starting from preschool. For youth and adults, we hope to increase enrolment in tertiary education, including technical and vocational schools. This will help improve literacy and numeracy standards in these low-income communities, and empower them with the skills needed for employment.

Gender Equality 5

Goal 5: Empower women and girls

We want to be part of the solution in ending gender discrimination, and empowering women and girls everywhere. We recognize the value of women's unpaid care and domestic work within a household, and actively provide equal opportunities for employment and leadership within our organisation.

Clean Water And Sanitation 6

Goal 6: Ensure availability of safe drinking water

We believe the access to safe, clean drinking water is a basic human right. We support organisations that provide access to safe and affordable drinking water, and good sanitation management. We are also working to restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes, and natural recurring sources of clean water.

Affordable And Clean Energy 7

Goal 7: Ensure access to energy

We take energy efficiency very seriously. Within our operations, we are moving towards the use of energy efficient lighting, equipment, and we request that our third party service providers do the same. We are also partnering with companies that are in the renewable energy space, in moving towards universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services for everyone.

Decent Work & Economic Growth 8

Goal 8: Promote sustainable economic growth

We are constantly upgrading, innovating and reinventing the way we run our business, to provide higher levels of economic productivity, and the creation of higher value-added jobs around the world. We are also looking to beef up our training capacity to ensure more capable and highly motivated young people are equipped to join our ranks. We are the biggest advocated for labour rights, and the provision of safe and secure working environments for all our staff.

Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure 9

Goal 9: Foster innovation

As a global company, we build sustainable, reliable, efficient infrastructure, and invest in research and innovation, to ensure affordable and equitable access to information and financial services, especially in developing countries.

Reduced Inequalities 10

Goal 10: Reduce inequality

As a provider of equitable access to education, information, and financial services in both developed and developing countries, we hope to promote economic inclusion and raise income growth for the poor and vulnerable communities, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status. We ensure equal opportunity for all our employees, with a zero-tolerance stance towards discriminatory policies or practices.

Sustainable Cities And Communities 11

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

We believe every person has the right to live in an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable community, and we are partnering with organisations who provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems, and actively work to mitigate the impact of natural disasters for the poor and vulnerable.

Responsible Consumption And Production 12

Goal 12: Sustainable consumption

At Vantage, sustainable consumption starts from within. We encourage minimal food waste, and responsible use of office supplies. We work with vendors who manage the recycling and repair of our used equipment, and actively sort and recycle our waste.

Climate Action 13

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

We are serious about climate change and are taking steps towards that goal. Even our sponsorship of the McLaren Extreme E team in 2022 was a nod to our ambitions. With every race, we are drawing attention to the impact of climate change, and the ways we can help to mitigate its effects. Because every bit counts.

Life Below Water 14

Goal 14: Conserve our oceans

Protecting our oceans helps protect the fragile marine and coastal ecosystems. We are supporting local beach clean-up efforts around the world, to help reduce the debris and pollution in our oceans.

Life On Land 15

Goal 15: Protect our forests

We believe that trees are the vital key to life, and the protection of forests goes towards ensuring the conservation of entire ecosystems, and even preventing the extinction of many endangered species. Our partnership with OneTreePlanted is our step towards reforestation and restoring land affected by desertification, drought and floods.

Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions 16

Goal 16: Build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions

As a regulated broker across multiple jurisdictions, it is our imperative to operate an effective, accountable and transparent institution, with responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels. We too enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.

Partnerships For The Goals 17

Goal 17: Strengthen sustainable development globally

We know that we are all as strong as those of us who are the weakest. As a company, we believe in sharing knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, with those who are in lack, while we tap on promising initiatives for sustainable development in those countries.

Our Journey

Vantage x ACRF

We’re pleased to sponsor the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF). ACRF supports research institutions with the technology, equipment, and infrastructure they need to improve cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. During the course of our ESG journey, Vantage hopes our partnership with ACRF will provide the needed funding for groundbreaking cancer research, as we together envision a world without cancer.

Vantage X SupercarBlondie

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Supercar Blondie, the Australian internet sensation with over 75 million social followers, in our ESG journey.

Supercar Blondie joins Vantage in Sardinia, Italy, to participate in Extreme E’s Blue Carbon initiative – during the week of the Extreme E Island X Prix II race – restoring seagrass ecosystems. Seagrass captures carbon up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests, and while it only covers 0.2% of the seafloor, it absorbs 10% of the ocean’s carbon each year, making it an incredible tool in the fight against climate change.

Learn more here.

Global Blood Donation Drive

We have kicked off our ESG journey with the simple act of giving life, in conjunction with World Blood Donor Day in June.

We partnered with Red Cross to conduct blood donation drives around the world. Our teams in Australia, Hong Kong, and Vietnam have already concluded their donation drives for 2022, with many other countries to follow.

The decision to donate blood is a highly personal and intimate one, and we are thankful and grateful to our teams for this precious gift. Let us continue on this journey, and together we can make a difference.

McLaren Extreme E Partnership

In 2022, we announced our partnership with McLaren MX Extreme E.

We’re supporting the McLaren Racing team as Tanner Foust and Emma Gilmour race state-of-the-art electric SUVs, through the most extreme terrains around the world, to raise awareness for climate change. Learn more about our sponsorship here.

Covid-19 relief 2021 (Thailand)

Amid the worst waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, our Vantage team in Thailand donated food and medical equipment to the staff at Erawan Hospital 3. This was a small token to express our support for the frontline medical doctors, nurses, and staff, who worked tirelessly day and night to save those affected by the SARs-CoV 2 virus.

Green Initiatives Across the Globe

We are reducing our energy usage with LED light bulbs and energy efficient appliances within our offices. To reduce our paper waste, our staff manuals and policies are stored in the cloud as we mandate company-wide document digitisation.

Our offices are decorated with live plants to improve the air quality in our offices and our staff’s mental health and overall well-being.

We’ve made the switch to minimise disposables, and encourage BYO cutlery and containers for takeout meals. Within our offices, we provide clean drinking water so staff can refill their reusable cups and bottles. At the same time, we provide recycling facilities onsite to allow our staff to sort their recyclables, thereby reducing waste that would go to landfills.

We are pleased to announce our partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and our first global donation drive to raise funds for refugees.

We will match donations, dollar for dollar*, to double the impact of our contribution towards supporting the relief efforts for refugees.

At Vantage, we believe in empowering those less fortunate than us, and are working towards creating a better shared future for all.

Let's stand #withrefugees and show the world the impact we can make with our contribution. Together, we can make care our shared currency.

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*Dollar for dollar matching is only applicable to donations from Vantage's new and existing clients.

Marc Despallieres,
Chief Strategy Officer

Vantage puts environmental, social, and governance (ESG) at the heart of our business decisions. With a strong desire to raise awareness for sustainability and gender diversity, and an unwavering commitment towards a better shared future.

Sustainability isn't good business, it is our business.

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