Diversity is a key part of any healthy working environment - research shows companies with more diverse teams outperform those with a homogeneous workforce. Individuality and diversity of thought inspires creativity and original thinking. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives have included full support for Black History Month, International Women’s Day and Pride.
We are proud to have an Executive Management Committee that is 40% women, and one in which all members are fully committed to fostering greater gender balance.
Our Women’s Forum hosts events throughout the year. In 2019 we became a member of Women in Banking and Finance, a UK membership organization for finance and banking professionals, supplementing our other memberships - including the US-based Elevate network and Women’s Bond Club.
All colleagues have a personal responsibility for supporting and advancing an inclusive, fair and transparent culture, and understand our commitment to:
Attracting and engaging diverse talent from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives
Leveraging differences to promote an inclusive culture underpinned by trust and respect
Empowering every employee to deliver our strategy while achieving their own personal potential