It is August tomorrow; we cannot quite believe it! It seems a long time ago since we had the full team together and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back, at least virtually, on Monday. This is an attribute to the market picking up and wanting to move the business forward.
We have lots of plans to expand our efforts within diversity, as well as building out recruitment across ESG roles and within our clients who are focused on IMPACT investing.
We have a mixture of content this month; from my CFA podcast to a new networking platform for you to check out;
CFA Podcast: Why does Social Inclusion Matter?
A few months ago I met with Ben Elvidge from CFA UK’s Socio-economic Inclusion Working Group to discuss why a diverse workforce is crucial in the investment industry.
A networking platform empowering professional women has just opened its doors to go global. The UK based startup is making waves as one of the first female focused apps in our industry, connecting women to mentors and peers and shining a spotlight on role models from podcasts to webinars.
Axa IM to implement tough gender diversity targets
Axa Investment Managers will adopt one of the fund industry’s toughest policies on gender diversity next year, as part of a push to force businesses around the world to appoint more women to board roles. The Paris-headquartered fund house said that from 2021 it will punish companies in developed markets that fail to appoint sufficient female directors, using its vote at annual meetings where women do not account for at least a third of board members.
Coronavirus: Will women have to work harder after the pandemic?
Are extra pressures being put on women’s careers during the pandemic and will this end up pushing them back? Mothers are worried that they’re putting themselves at risk of redundancy, or getting into trouble at work because they haven’t been able to perform as well as they usually do.