#Talkaboutblack: Pushing firms for a real diversity and inclusion deal

Closing the 'saying/doing' gap

Marisa Hall of Willis Towers Watson

Marisa Hall of Willis Towers Watson

As investment leadership teams grapple to appreciate and prioritise growing expectations from a broader range of stakeholders, it is reasonable to expect a 'saying/doing' gap on certain issues, especially given the acceleration of change.

Not least on the matter of diversity and inclusion (D&I) which has required several significant events in the recent past to catalyse organisational conviction. As a result, it has become a defining priority. Indeed, in a recent Thinking Ahead Institute poll of C-suite leaders from 15 investment organisations (responsible for over $8.5trn) 92% identified D&I as the area of culture requiring most work. #Talkaboutblack launches after-school programme pilot for disadvantaged areas Genuine organisational change of this sort should start by establishing the centrality of diversity to th...

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