Why ED&I is important to abrdn
The case for making business more diverse, equitable and inclusive should no longer need to be made. It’s fundamental to the success of a modern-day business, and essential for the good of its client, colleagues and the society we live in.
We need teams with diverse experiences, backgrounds and ways of thinking, working in a fair and inclusive culture, to meet our clients’ needs in the way that best suits them.
We focus on diversity, equity and inclusion together, because one without the others doesn’t work. We don't just aim to increase diverse talent at abrdn, we also work to level the playing field for underrepresented groups to succeed, and to provide an inclusive workplace in which everyone can flourish. By aiming for inclusion, we can empower our people to be innovative and passionate about creating value for our clients and communities.
All of these things help enable clients and customers to plan, save and invest for their future.
Actions abrdn are taking against our Change the Race Ratio commitments
We set our first ethnicity target in 2021 at Board level (one additional ethnic minority Board member by 2025) and indicated our commitment to set more granular targets below Board and publish our ethnic pay gap once we have voluntarily collected more ethnicity data from colleagues.
We continue to keep focus and pace on delivering our ethnicity action plan, which we first published in 2018, and have progressively developed this. Our plan is reviewed regularly by our Executive sponsor for ethnicity as we share progress internally and externally.
Improving ethnic representation at all levels is a priority for abrdn. We're making progress and have much more to do, and by working with others through Change the Race Ratio, we can demonstrate how important this is to us, learn what's working for others, and have a bigger collective impact.
Read more about the actions abrdn has taken:
Our approach to taking action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
How we’re addressing ethnic minority representation.