We know the benefits a diverse workforce and inclusive culture bring. Our industry as a whole has a long way to go to achieve better ethnic and cultural diversity and inclusion. At abrdn we’re focused on actions that are sustainable and systemic and improve outcomes for Black and ethnic minority colleagues. We’re seeing great results, and we’re determined to continue to make progress.
What we’ve done in 2020-2021:
which has resulted in:
Working with others to make progress is important to us. We were one of the inaugural signatories to the Race at Work Charter in 2018, and following the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, our chief executive officer Stephen Bird became a signatory to the open letter on Black inclusion (by Audeliss and Involve). We’re proud to be part of the Corporate Call to Action: Coalition for Equity & Opportunity (CCA) in the US, a corporate social justice initiative launched in September 2020 by the Connecticut Office of the Treasurer in partnership with the Ford Foundation. In 2021, we joined the Change the Race Ratio pledge, a CBI/Investment Association collaboration of employers to make progress on ethnic minority representation beyond Board level.
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