ESG at Holmes Murphy

Holmes Murphy’s purpose of caring for the unique potential of our employees, clients, and communities is the foundation of our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) journey. For us, we like to look at ESG as a way to always do what’s right, make an impact, care for our planet and help others, and advance our purpose, all the while helping to expand the causes that are most important to our clients, communities, and the industry. Simply put, we embrace our ESG journey as we activate our purpose and we strive for our approach to be balanced, intentional, and authentic to who we are and who we aspire to be.

Our ESG Journey

We understand the importance of you working with partners in your value chain who have shared values alignment enabling all stakeholders to accelerate their ESG commitments, which is why we believe it’s so important to not only measure and show you our approach, but also collaborate with you as mutual partners and stakeholders.

Take a look at some of the steps we’ve taken on our ESG journey.

Photo of two Holmes Murphy employees meeting and talking in a communal space at the Holmes Murphy office. Text: Holmes Murphy has worked hard to develop its environemental, social, governance (ESG) program, investing in making its offices less wasteful and committing to employee wellbeing and greater diversity in how it hires. Click to read how Holmes Murphy is "Setting the Right Tone" in insurance.



We believe it’s important for our offices to have a positive impact on our communities, including the environment around us. Regardless of whether we are a tenant or a building owner in our different geographic locations, we aspire to create a culture of environmental stewardship through:

  • Monitoring and recording water usage
  • Implementing water conservation methods
  • Streamlining recycling
  • Using LED lighting & motion sensors
  • Encouraging employees to use the available water bottle filling stations


Caring is the core of who we are and living out our purpose statement is essential in the social aspect of our ESG journey. As part of this, we:


More legislation is being introduced surrounding ESG every day, which is why we believe we should stay one-step ahead. We’ve embraced this this by:

  • Providing employee ownership opportunities
  • Conducting materiality assessments
  • Creating and using a cross-functional ESG internal Committee
  • Designating an ESG Advisor
  • Enhancing cybersecurity

We’re also aligning with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) guidance as we work through our own B Impact Assessment. We have selected to specifically follow the B Impact Assessment standard as a way to evaluate and enhance new initiatives in our ESG journey. We also believe by aligning with the GRI and UN SDG, we’re better able to align with our clients, carriers, and partners, as the GRI and UN SDG are globally accepted framework and will likely be used by many companies as they work through their ESG journey. We feel this positions Holmes Murphy to be the best partner for those we work with.

Interested in Learning More?

We don’t keep this knowledge to ourselves either. We provide ESG consulting services to our clients too! Check it out.


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