Are you striding purposefully towards an enlightened new ESG frontier or ducking from view because your team and your investments don’t bear close scrutiny?

Join us for breakfast to debate whether D&I is the new ESG  for fund managers by emailing us here.

The latest FRC corporate governance code, calls for a focus on workplace culture and diversity, listing visible characteristics (like gender) alongside others that aren’t apparent in a team photo (like cognitive diversity or social mobility). Organisational psychologists counsel for well led teams with different perspectives and experiences to spur innovation and productivity, finding new angles and  new market opportunities.

In November, our panel Chair Toby Mitchenall, senior editor at Private Equity International, noted the growing commercial imperative of workplace diversity when he reported that two leading asset managers were passed up for a $50m allocation by the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund with a deficit in diversity cited as a contributing factor.

Is this investor interest in D&I criteria comparable to the rise in demand for ESG strategies over the past six years? And is D&I set to become a non-negotiable part of manager selection?

Join us on 26th March for a panel discussion that will tackle some of the D&I issues that firms are currently navigating:

  • What kind of culture and reputation will attract (and retain) ‘diverse’ talent to your brand?
  • Inclusive leadership – what is it and why do you need it?
  • How do you build a people-first culture without losing productivity?
  • How to get credit for diversity if you can’t see it?
  • Is there enough ‘diversity’ to go around?


Our panellists include Deborah Gilshan, ESG Investment Director of Aberdeen Standard, and Founder, 100% Club, Amy Clarke, co-founder and Partner at Tribe Impact Capital and Andrew Brown, Head of Private Equity Research at Willis Towers Watson.

08.30AM-10AM, Tuesday, 26th March 2019

Devonshire Club, 4—5  Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YD (1 minute from Liverpool Street Station)


Download full invite here.