For 2019, we're celebrating Earth Day over a full week of festivities and service. In service to our mission as a firm, we want to be the most impactful we can while aligning ourselves with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. We believe this includes investing with a specific purpose around environmental and social issues as well as offering up our service and our volunteer time to issues we deeply care about.
We are pleased to announce that Vanderbilt Financial Group has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative — a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. With this announcement, VFG is proud to join thousands of other companies globally committed to taking responsible business action to create the world we all want.