Responsibility in its truest form spans beyond meeting regulatory requirements. It is foundational. In an evolving world of unprecedented changes in environment, governance, and social fabrics, there exists a need for organizations to surpass the expectations of due diligence and proactively stimulate positive impact.
Responsible organizations not only carefully consider and navigate complex linkages between their actions and potential effects on community and environmental well-being, but place salience on well-being factors which in turn guide sustainable, positive, and intentional acts.
To our team, values of integrity and responsibility are paramount and woven throughout our operations, core business solutions and networks. Through direct initiatives, longstanding partnerships, and emerging alliances, Murphy Clarke has strategically positioned ourselves to drive and reinforce meaningful contribution along key dimensions:
Leveraging our resources to help guide social change within our nation. We remain committed to establishing community bonds, promoting equitable socio-economic conditions, and supporting human rights activism in the quest toward a more egalitarian world.
Expanding accessibility to quality education and empowering underserved educational institutions by improving infrastructure and sharpening skill and value-based teaching methods.
Driving environmental sustainability through positive influence and impact volunteerism, we are dedicated to combating the ecological and climate crisis to protect our planet.
As an organization operating at the frontier of societal advancement and under consideration of B-Corp status, our initiatives are directly aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and are instrumental in bolstering the Caribbean’s Developmental Trajectory through multi-pronged engagements on national and regional scales.
These external initiatives reflect global sustainability goals and are compounded by Murphy Clarke’s dynamic internal operational policies and procedures, which demonstrate our desire for a cleaner, greener, and kinder future. In 2023, this commitment to surpassing internationally recognized sustainability benchmarks earned us the esteemed Excellence in Society Award presented by EurochamTT.
Murphy Clarke Financial was selected as the winner of the Excellence in Society Award, from EUROCHAMTT - assessing and promoting the impacts of companies operating in Trinidad and Tobago on sustainability. This remarkable achievement further demonstrates our dedication to creating a better world, both now and for future generations.
In catalyzing maneuvers, Murphy Clarke aims to strengthen community resilience and enhance environmental longevity while stimulating awareness around different developmental facets. Fostering conversation and consciousness cultivates a climate of contribution at individual and organizational levels, expanding the boundaries traditionally associated with the notions of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The way in which organizations serve and care for their team members, clients, and community is evolving. Principles of service and care have underpinned Murphy Clarke since its inception. Through meaningful partnerships with like-minded organizations, these themes are best transformed into targeted efforts to drive tangible impact and address society’s critical issues.
These multi-dimensional initiatives harness and demonstrate the rich potential of professional collaboration, philanthropic synergy, and collective action among organizations united in shared cause and value to shape a better world.
Together with The Cropper Foundation, a Non-Government Organization, both organizations work hand in hand to catalyze action toward sustainability in the form of Natural Resource Governance and Management, building Community Livelihood and Resilience and support, Think-Labs and Development Project Systems. Leslie Clarke has been fervently involved with the Foundation for over 20 years and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Murphy Clarke is committed to uplifting and empowering its communities and the welfare of its citizens. The women of Murphy Clarke are involved in various philanthropic and developmental associations, such as Rotary International; The Catholic Religious Education Development Institute. Distinctly, Anna Chamely has served on the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce on its impactful NOVA committee, which champions the cause of micro and small to medium enterprises (MSMEs) and their development.
In many rural communities, the responsibility of governance systems and environmental considerations, such as integrating contemporary sustainability factors, are borne by the municipalities and community farmers. Murphy Clarke engages with these workers and provides financing and support to further develop local agricultural infrastructure and chart a way forward at the intersection of profitability and sustainability.
The Leong Poi and Clarke families jointly lead this project as their familial ties to these communities engendered a shared passion for revitalizing and supporting the agricultural sector with particular emphasis on under-supported groups. These team members have identified the gaps in the aging agricultural frameworks and provide the required support to ensure advancement of processes and maintenance of equipment that are able to sustain the industry within these communities. The reorientation around more sustainable and efficient practices further accelerates the success of agricultural efforts, which is cardinal as this industry is depended upon as a source of income generation for surrounding neighborhoods. These enhancements also make small steps toward a greener planet. Continued support by Murphy Clarke and other organizations augments the efforts of farmers and their teams to ensure the sector remains fruitful and robust.
Areas of Support:
Sangre Grande | Talparo | Todds Road (Central Trinidad) | Erin
The purpose of the Alive to the World Programme, launched in 2012, is to bolster value-based learning and develop population-level critical thinking skills through implementation of courses comprised of carefully curated content and teaching methods across selected schools within Trinidad and Tobago. A man of the cloth along with a member of the Murphy Clarke team initiated the programme in two (2) local schools, and this programme has since evolved and been embraced by over 120 schools across Trinidad and Tobago.
As the programme has morphed into a more expansive commitment over the past few years, Murphy Clarke has taken up the mantle and now spearheads the initiative alongside Leslie, volunteering as the Financial Advisor to the Board of Directors.
The Literary and Visual arts are essential to showcasing the vibrancy and appreciating the meaningfulness of the rich history of Trinidad and Tobago. Historical and cultural preservation is important to Murphy Clarke as a proud, local institution. As such, we continue to remain involved in the Arts by providing support structures for emerging artists. Murphy Clarke’s commitment goes beyond providing spaces for artists to host exhibits and acting as a conduit between artists and buyers. Our belief in and commitment to the arts runs so deep that many local art pieces have been included in investment portfolios upon clients' requests.
Leslie Clarke offers his experience and expertise to the Board of the Bocas Lit Festival as he sits on the Audit and Finance Committee, and is a standing advisor to the Board.
Our partners include The Bocas Lit Fest, The Cropper Foundation and Syntegra 360 within our Programme Development and Execution, Philanthropy, Agriculture, Education, and The Arts initiatives.