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Innovations in hybrid working

September 2021 • Event • Diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Report: Accelerating Black Inclusion

April 2021 • Diversityby by Yasmine Chinwala & Jennifer Barrow

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.

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HMT Treasury Women in Finance Charter Annual Review Launch

December 2020 • Event • Diversityby New Financial

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.

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Bringing diversity and inclusion criteria into pay

September 2020 • Event • Diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Report: Covid and D&I – Time for radical action

September 2020 • Diversityby Yasmine Chinwala and Jennifer Barrow

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.

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HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – Annual Review launch event

June 2020 • Event • Diversityby New Financial

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, […]

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Radical actions – A shift to evidence-based decision making for people

February 2020 • Event • Diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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The Bank of England’s approach to diversity

February 2020 • Event • Diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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