Our firm and our staff engage in both formal and informal philanthropy. The firm supports employees' interests in social programs through our Corporate Social Responsibility Group, a grassroots program run by our staff. The group runs programs that offer employees the chance to work together on projects in the fields of education, women’s empowerment, environment, and poverty relief. The group also conducts an annual fundraising event, and the proceeds collected from employees are distributed to various charities.

We are committed to social responsibility at the firm level as well. The firm amplifies employees' charitable donations with a popular charity match program for both volunteer time and financial contributions. We also take seriously our efforts to manage the firm's environmental impact. Since 2008, the D. E. Shaw group has purchased a combination of renewable energy credits and verified carbon offsets to neutralize the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from our office power consumption, business travel, and other activities.