Franklin Templeton Issues Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report


(MENAFN- 3BL) SAN MATEO, Calif., June 24, 2024 /3BL/ - Franklin Templeton has released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report that addresses its approach to responsible corporate citizenship and outlines its efforts and accomplishments as it looks toward a better future for clients, shareholders and employees as well as the communities it serves around the world.

The fiscal year 2023 report details Franklin Templeton's progress on the firm's six dimensions of CSR – stewardship and sustainable investing; environment; diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I); employee experience; community engagement; and responsible corporate practices. The firm also reports sustainability data using two widely used disclosure frameworks, the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

To access the report, visit the Corporate Social Responsibility page on the Franklin Resources website.

About Franklin Templeton

Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 150 countries. Franklin Templeton's mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in fixed income, equity, alternatives and multi-asset solutions. With more than 1,500 investment professionals, and offices in major financial markets around the world, the California-based company has over 75 years of investment experience and over $1.6 trillion in assets under management as of May 31, 2024. For more information, please visit franklintempleton and follow us on LinkedIn , X and Facebook .

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Issued in the U.S.: Franklin Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer investment management services through multiple investment advisers registered with the SEC. Franklin Distributors, LLC and Putnam Retail Management LP, members FINRA/SIPC, are Franklin Templeton broker/dealers, which provide registered representative services. Franklin Templeton, One Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, California 94403-1906, (800) DIAL BEN/342-5236, franklintempleton.

Canada: Prepared for use in Canada by Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. or Putnam Investments Canada ULC (o/a Putnam Management in Manitoba), as applicable, 200 King Street West, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON, M5H 3T4, (800) 387-0830, Fax: (416) 364-1163, .

Offshore Americas: In the U.S., this publication is made available only to financial intermediaries by Franklin Distributors, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, 100 Fountain Parkway, St. Petersburg, Florida 33716. Tel: (800) 239-3894 (USA Toll-Free), (877) 389-0076 (Canada Toll-Free), and Fax: (727) 299-8736. Distribution outside the U.S. may be made by Franklin Templeton International Services, S.à r.l. (FTIS) or other sub-distributors, intermediaries, dealers or professional investors that have been engaged by FTIS to distribute shares of Franklin Templeton funds in certain jurisdictions. This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in any jurisdiction where it would be illegal to do so.

Issued in Europe by: Franklin Templeton International Services S.à r.l. – Supervised by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - 8A, rue Albert Borschette, L-1246 Luxembourg. Tel: +352-46 66 67-1 Fax: +352-46 66 76. Poland: Issued by Templeton Asset Management (Poland) TFI S.A.; Rondo ONZ 1; 00-124 Warsaw. South Africa: Issued by Franklin Templeton Investments SA (PTY) Ltd, which is an authorised Financial Services Provider. Tel: +27 (21) 831 7400 Fax: +27 (21) 831 7422. Switzerland: Issued by Franklin Templeton Switzerland Ltd, Stockerstrasse 38, CH-8002 Zurich. United Arab Emirates: Issued by Franklin Templeton Investments (ME) Limited, authorized and regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. Dubai office: Franklin Templeton, The Gate, East Wing, Level 2, Dubai International Financial Centre, P.O. Box 506613, Dubai, U.A.E. Tel: +9714-4284100 Fax: +9714-4284140. UK: Issued by Franklin Templeton Investment Management Limited (FTIML), registered office: Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6HL. Tel: +44 (0)20 7073 8500. Authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority. Putnam Investments Limited®, registered office: 16 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1ER. Tel +44 (0) 20 7907 8200. Authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Australia: Issued by Franklin Templeton Australia Limited (ABN 76 004 835 849) (Australian Financial Services License Holder No. 240827), Level 47, 120 Collins Street, Mellbourne, Victoria 3000. Putnam Investments Australia Pty Limited, (ABN 50 105 178 916), (AFSL No. 247032), Level 10, 20 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia. Hong Kong: Issued by Franklin Templeton Investments (Asia) Limited, 17/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong. Japan: Issued by Franklin Templeton Investments Japan Limited, registered in Japan as a Financial Instruments Business Operator with the Director of Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Financial Instruments Business Operator), No. 417, Member of the Investment Trust Association, Japan, the Japan Investment Advisers Association, and Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association. This document is provided upon your specific request for information. No information in this document shall be used for other purpose. Korea: Issued by Franklin Templeton Investment Advisors Korea Co., Ltd, 3rd fl., CCMM Building, 101 Yeouigongwon-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul Korea 07241. Malaysia: Issued by Franklin Templeton Asset Management (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. & Franklin Templeton GSC Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. This document has not been reviewed by Securities Commission Malaysia. Singapore: Issued by Templeton Asset Management Ltd. Registration No. (UEN) 199205211E, Inc. 7 Temasek Boulevard, #38-03 Suntec Tower One, 038987, Singapore.

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