Joined Campaign: June 2021

Why ED&I is important to abrdn

We don’t just have one type of client with one set of requirements and one way to meet them. 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. That’s because when we feel like we belong and can be ourselves, we are better able to contribute ideas that help to create innovative solutions. And when we work in diverse teams, we make more balanced decisions and are more likely to understand what our clients need. All of these things help enable our clients to save, plan 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. Our ethnicity action plan is reviewed quarterly by our Executive sponsor for ethnicity and we share progress regularly 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.

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