CFA Society's Goodhart: Diversity and inclusion must remain profession's top priority

Issue needs attention from C-suite

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Will Goodhart of the CFA Society of the UK
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Will Goodhart of the CFA Society of the UK

The investment sector’s focus on climate change is overdue, but while it is necessary to address climate, we must ensure that diversity and inclusion (D&I) considerations do not get forgotten.

Sustainability and D&I are complementary, not exclusive. Sustainability is not just about climate. The EU is following up its green taxonomy with a social taxonomy and the concept of the ‘Just Transition' makes it clear that we will not successfully address climate change if we do not tackle the interrelated social challenges. The good news is that senior investment industry leaders understand the importance of inclusion, equity and diversity.  In recent conversations with 65 C-suite executives in the investment profession, CFA Institute found that 60% are more worried about D&I th...

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