As the year draws to a close, this informal in person meeting is an opportunity to talk about what’s on the D&I mind and to hear from D&I peers from across the financial services industry, while enjoying a freshly prepared traditional high tea. The discussion will be held under the Chatham House rule to allow […]
An informal discussion inviting attendees to share their experiences of setting up and running reverse mentoring initiatives in their organisations, and to hear from their peers. We plan to cover the context and positioning of the mentoring initiative, equipping both mentors and mentees to get the most out of the relationship, and measuring impact. The […]
An event to discuss diversity data as a tool for investment decision-making, the fourth topic in our research series to build a Diversity Toolkit for Investors. The Toolkit project is a collaboration with the 30% Club Investor Group and sponsored by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, London Stock Exchange Group and S&P Global. This fourth event in […]
The second in our diversity data case study series, this event focuses on socio-economic background data. As discussed in our 2021 paper A Renewed Focus on Social Mobility, measuring the socio-economic background of employees and potential recruits is the exception rather than the rule for financial services firms. Only 27 of 209 HM Treasury Women […]
Hosted in collaboration with HM Treasury, this webinar provides the opportunity to raise queries on the annual update submission process for the Women in Finance Charter.
2021 was another big year for the Charter, with a third of signatories due to hit their targets. While more than three-quarters of the Charter signatories in this analysis have met or are on track to meet their targets for women in senior management, the average level of female representation has remained flat – at 33% year-on-year – for the first time.
As the year draws to a close, this informal meeting is an opportunity to talk about what is on your mind and hear from D&I peers from across the financial services industry. It will be held as a Zoom meeting under the Chatham House rule to allow for frank conversation, and we will invite all […]
At this event we will present the highlights of our forthcoming research on how progressive firms from across the financial services sector are shifting to a hybrid model – a mixture of office and remote working – not just through the pandemic but permanently. We warmly welcome and thank our panellists: – James Bardrick, Head […]
The pandemic has changed the nature and function of the workplace, employees attitudes and preferences to how they work. Financial services firms have a huge challenge ahead grappling with the future of work. Overhauling the Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm default with a more flexible model could contribute to overcoming key barriers to diversity through an […]
New Financial in collaboration with HM Treasury will be hosting an online workshop on 8th September, open to all signatories to help answer queries for companies filling out their annual update submissions for the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter.
Five years since the launch of the Women in Finance Charter, this report assesses its impact on female representation and the wider diversity and inclusion agenda at signatory firms and across the financial services sector.
The Covid 19 pandemic and the murder of George Floyd have exposed racial inequity, catapulted Black inclusion up the corporate agenda, and created a sense of urgency to drive change. This qualitative analysis focuses on the progression of Black colleagues into leadership positions across the UK financial services industry.
Five years since the UK Government launched the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, signatories faced their biggest test yet as the pandemic struck in 2020. This fourth Annual Review analyses the largest cohort yet, with data from 209 signatories.
In collaboration with HM Treasury, we will host a virtual event to launch the fourth Annual Review monitoring the progress of signatories to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter. In addition to presenting highlights of the Review, we will hear from HM Treasury and industry leaders.
We know from our work as HM Treasury’s data partner on the Women in Finance Charter that linking diversity targets to pay is the most controversial and the most secretive of the four Charter principles. This session explores how financial services companies are bringing diversity and culture criteria into how staff get paid, and how […]
How the Covid crisis is catalysing a step change in diversity and inclusion across the financial services industry.
The Covid crisis presents huge challenges – but there are also opportunities. It has propelled the diversity and inclusion agenda to the fore like never before, and shown us that rapid change is possible, desirable, and necessary.
This third Annual Review analyses the largest cohort yet, with data from 187 signatories. Progress is steady – four out of five have met or are on track to meet their targets for female representation in senior management.
HM Treasury in collaboration with New Financial present the launch event of the third Annual Review of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter, hosted by the City of London Corporation. This is an opportunity to gain insight into the progress of Charter signatories, celebrate successes, discuss best practice around the principles of the Charter, […]
Companies consist of people and products, yet few firms apply even a fraction of the methodical diligence to their people decisions as they do to developing, launching and maintaining their products and services. People decisions – even the most important ones – often boil down to an individual and their gut instinct. In our forthcoming […]
Over the past six months, the Bank of England has really cranked up its public discourse on the topic of diversity and why it is important to financial services. In a blog post from earlier this year, the Bank’s Governor Mark Carney said: “We value diversity for at least three reasons. First, a public institution […]