BlackRock’s commitment to Code.org, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to computer science education and in particular increasing participation by women and students of color. Code.org’s vision is for every student in every school to have the opportunity to learn computer science – both to become literate citizens in today’s digital world as well as having foundation computer science knowledge to pursue whatever career path they choose.
Fast Forward helps early-stage, tech-leveraged, non-profit startups that share a mission to solve social problems, including education, environmental, health and human rights issues, and create meaningful change across global populations.
"BlackRock’s own history is one of an entrepreneurial start up that grew into the firm it is today by embracing and cultivating technology. We are very proud and excited to be a part of this program. It is a great opportunity to dedicate our resources and expertise to help these startups develop their powerful ideas."
Technology & innovation have always been a part of our culture. Our historic focus on the end-to-end investment process – powered by our proprietary technology platform Aladdin – has always been a key differentiator and significant competitive advantage for BlackRock. We leverage the full power of our global technology infrastructure across every dimension of our business to deliver solutions for our clients that gain our position as the largest Asset Management firm.
BlackRock’s OUT Network supports the success of BlackRock by fostering an inclusive community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees, building positive, respectful, professional relationships, and advancing the firm’s goal of enriching workplace diversity.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At June 30, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $4.890 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of June 30, 2016, the firm had approximately 12,700 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.
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