Environmental, Social & Governance

Responsible Business for a Sustainable Future

Stewards of Capital, Stewards of Community

At Chimera Investment Corporation, we believe a successful business is a responsible business - that's why we make decisions with our corporate impact in mind. We look at our social responsibility through five primary areas: socially responsible investments, risk management, and the traditional environmental, social, and governance themes.

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Report

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An Introduction to ESG & Corporate Responsibility at Chimera

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Our Integrated ESG Framework

We believe in incorporating the traditional environmental, social, and governance themes with risk management and responsible investments to create our comprehensive ESG framework.

Responsible Investments

We believe in making a difference in the U.S. housing market by providing capital to underserved markets that need it most.


It is our responsibility as corporate citizens to consider the impact of our business operations on the environment.

Social and Human Capital

We support and enrich our social and human capital because we believe that the success of our business depends on the quality of our team.

Corporate Governance

Our strong leadership team and corporate governance program centers our company impact and sustainability in every decision.

Risk Management

We look at risk management for our company holistically. A dedicated and experienced Risk Management Group oversees and implements our "Three Layers of Defense" approach.


Sustainable from Our Headquarters to Our Investments

We know we can play a part in minimizing environmental impact. Sustainability is front of mind in every investment we consider, every building we operate in, and every decision we make.

Energy-efficient Offices

Our sustainability efforts carry through our day-to-day operations. Our New York City headquarters is located in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver-certified premises.

Making Responsible Investments

We align our investments with our sustainability beliefs. Our investments include lower credit and high loan-to-value borrowers and the multifamily market.

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Making a Positive Community Impact

As a corporate citizen, we know our decisions make an impact in the communities we serve and in the lives of our team members.

Prioritizing Home Retention

In 2018, we seeded Kah Capital Management, a firm fundamentally aligned with our responsible investing beliefs and prioritizing home retention for struggling families.

Investing in Our People

We continue to invest in the well-being of our employees. From providing a flexible working environment to personal development reimbursement to company-subsidized healthcare, dental and vision - we are committed to supporting and enriching our social and human capital.

Diversity and Inclusion on Our Team

Diversity and inclusion are vital to our operations and success. We understand that employee engagement, diversity, and inclusion in the workforce helps to attract the best talent and builds a stronger business.

Gender Representation of the Chimera Team

As of Dec. 21, 2021 • SASB Report March 2022

Racial and Ethnic Group Representation of the U.S. Chimera Team

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Prioritizing Risk Management

Our leadership team is dedicated to ensuring top ethical standards while building long-term value of our company for our stockholders.

"Three Layers of Defense" Risk Management Approach

We view risk management and mitigation holistically and monitor our key areas of risk - enterprise risks, investment risks, and capital, liquidity, and funding risks. Our Risk Management Group has implemented our "Three Layers of Defense" approach.

Assessing Key Risk Indicators

Our first layer of defense is to assess key risk indicators facing each respective business unit.

Risk Management Unit

Our Risk Management Unit is an independent group that partners with various business units to understand, monitor, manage, and escalate risks as appropriate.

Internal Controls

Our internal controls are subject to an annual, independent evaluation to objectively assess the adequacy and effectiveness of our internal control environment.