Environmental, Social, & Governance at Robinhood

Our mission is to democratize finance for all—and the goal of our Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) program is to help build a company you can be proud to invest with. Every day, we work to build products that create a more equitable world—for our customers, employees, and society as a whole.


We are building our ESG program from the ground up, and are thrilled to launch our inaugural ESG report within months of being a public company. We’ve developed a program that upholds our values, pursues our commitments, and furthers our aim to operate a transparent business model. This is just the beginning—as we continue to build programs and set goals, we’ll share relevant updates on this page.

Robinhood Markets Values

Safety First

Participation is Power

Robinhood is a 

safety-first company.

At Robinhood, the rich don’t get a better deal.

Radical CustomerFocus

First-PrinciplesThinking

We exist to make our customers happy. 

We make bold bets and challenge the status quo.

Building a world where everyone is an investor

Robinhood was founded on the belief that everyone should be able to participate in our financial system, regardless of wealth, income, or background. We’ll continue to champion financial empowerment in all forms, and encourage those previously overlooked to take their first steps into the market.

Robinhood Net Cumulative Funded Accounts, as of June 30, 2021

22.5M

22.5 million people now invest on Robinhood.

First-time investors, as of March 2021

50%

Approximately 50% of people who have started investing on Robinhood are first-time investors.

Growth in women investors as of Dec. 2020

3X

In 2020, the number of women who joined Robinhood tripled, compared to the year prior.

Financial education for everyone

Education is core to accomplishing our mission. We believe access to easy-to-understand investment information and education is fundamental to expanding participation in the U.S. financial system. That's why we create educational content for everyone, no matter where they are on their investing journey.

Robinhood Learn

Over 7 million people read our educational articles through Learn as of March 31, 2021.

Robinhood Snacks

As of March 31, 2021, our Robinhood Snacks newsletter and podcast had nearly 32 million subscribers. 

In-app education

Launched in April 2021, our in-app education modules put learning the basics of investing at your fingertips. 

Investing in our people

Robinhood employees are key to achieving our company mission. We’re proud to share that we received the following recognitions:

Attracting, motivating, and retaining diverse talent is critical to delivering on our mission. We strive for our workforce to reflect our customer base and communities everywhere.

of our employees are members of the following Robinhood Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which are identity or experience-based groups led by members and allies who join together to support building our inclusive workplace.


Asianhood, Black Excellence, Brain Body Heart, Divergent, Latinhood, Parenthood, Rainbowhood, Robinhood Veterans, Sisterhood, Women in Tech

Our environmental impact

We’re just beginning to understand, quantify, and explore how to improve our environmental footprint. As a first step, in 2020, we worked with a third party consultant to undertake a greenhouse gas emissions study, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, using our 2019 fiscal year as a baseline. As we build on this initial assessment, it is our intention to develop an emissions reduction strategy and set goals, to take action to address our impact, and to continue reporting our progress. Our early efforts include:

  • Our offices have energy efficient LED and motion-sensor lighting and walkable campuses, and we provide a variety of incentives to encourage public transportation, bicycles and electric vehicles.

  • We primarily employ third party cloud infrastructure, along with a few co-located servers within third party data centers, to run our operations. We don’t own or operate any data centers. Our cloud providers have made or met carbon neutrality commitments.  

  • We apply waste reduction strategies, and reduce our water use through low flow toilets, water filling stations and less water intensive plants and landscaping. We recycle and compost at our executive campus. 

2019 Carbon Footprint

Scope 1

114 mtC02e

Scope 2

221 mtC02e

Scope 3

2527 mtC02e

Governing Responsibly

Robust governance and risk oversight systems ensure that we operate ethically and serve our stakeholders responsibly. As a newly public company, we have expanded our Board to include several new independent directors in 2021. We also created a Board-level Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to oversee ESG disclosure and advise on strategy and related policies. Visit our investor relations site to view members of our Board of Directors and access our governance documents.

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