The fourth signatory survey highlights the impact the Charter is having on signatories, the benefits they are realising from joining the Charter, and the challenges they face in meeting their Charter commitments. Two-thirds of Charter signatories believe the Charter is driving permanent, sustainable change in their organisations and helping them maintain their focus on increasing female representation as they move into the next phase of their diversity efforts.
At this event, we will discuss next steps with the FCA and take questions from the audience to our guest speaker, Alicia Kedzierski, Head of department, ESG, at the Financial Conduct Authority. In July 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority and the Bank of England jointly published a discussion paper on potential rules […]
The launch of our Diversity Toolkit for Investors, a succinct and practical toolkit of questions on diversity topics to improve engagement between asset managers and the companies in which they invest. 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 […]
At this event, we will be looking at pay equity analysis, focussing on the London Stock Exchange Group which recently published its first global pay equity report. This event is a fantastic opportunity to hear what motivated LSEG to conduct the analysis and to publish it; the benefits, challenges, workarounds and key takeaways; and there […]
At this session hosted by New Financial in collaboration with HMT Treasury, you can raise queries on the annual update submission process for the Women in Finance Charter. If you have specific questions you would like to raise at the webinar, please email them in advance to email@example.com. We will be recording the webinar and […]
In April 2021, we launched our Accelerating Black Inclusion research focused on the experiences of Black leaders across the UK finance sector in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd. Please join New Financial for a virtual event convening a panel of contributors to that research – we will discuss what has and hasn’t […]
At this online event, we will discuss the latest approaches to disability data – and what a more granular self-reporting might look like around the breath of what might be included under the umbrella of “disability” – to help organisations more accurately identify where more positive action may be needed.
Linking diversity, equity and inclusion to pay positions DEI like any other strategic objective, with a clear link to business scorecards and an expectation that senior leaders will deliver. Data from the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter Annual shows that every year, signatories are getting more granular and building confidence in implementing the link […]
An opportunity for members and contacts to meet, chat and network over drinks and nibbles, hosted in our new event space on Duchess Street – and also for us (the New Financial team) to say thank you for the support and contributions to our diversity research and events programme.
At this online Q&A session, we will delve further into the findings of the latest HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter Annual Review. This online event is an opportunity to increase your understanding of the data presented in the annual review and put your questions to the review’s authors at New Financial, which is HM […]
Monitoring the progress of signatories and holding them to account. This report offers unique insight into what Charter signatory firms – from across the financial services industry – are doing to boost the proportion of women in senior ranks, who has hit and missed their targets, how they are developing diversity data and their different approaches to hybrid working.
In collaboration with HM Treasury, the launch of the sixth Annual Review of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter will be an opportunity to gain insight into the progress of Charter signatories, celebrate successes and improve your understanding of best practice around the principles of the Charter. Please see below for RSVP information. In […]
An introduction to our thought paper on where the financial services industry is at when it comes to the oft-neglected diversity strand of disability, including changing stakeholder pressures, evolving definitions of disability, de-prioritisation of data, and shifting to a broader discussion than representation. We will hear from and discuss how a range of financial services […]
A webinar discussing the big DEI themes ahead, as well as issues that are lurking on the horizon, to help DEI leads and those from across the business with an interest in or accountability for DEI to plan and prioritise.
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.
In three short months UK Black History Month will begin, and many organisations will run events and initiatives to highlight Black history, arts and culture, and showcase Black excellence. But there is also an opportunity to leverage Black History Month to contribute to strategic diversity, equity and inclusion aims – for example, bringing leadership into […]
The Corporate view on diversity and inclusion, is the third 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. At this event we will discuss what corporate reporting […]
Paper 1: Why do investors need a diversity toolkit?
An introduction to why more corporate diversity reporting is not yet leading to informed decisions from investors or better outcomes for investee companies, and what needs to change.
In collaboration with HM Treasury, we will host a virtual event (date to be confirmed) to launch the fifth 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. Guest speakers include: John […]
This will be a small, focused virtual lunch meeting for New Financial members to share how they approach planning for Black History Month – how they strategise and prioritise different stakeholders, audiences, and content. Suitable for DEI leads, network leads, and anyone involved in the process of planning for Black History Month at their firm.
The Investor view on diversity and inclusion, is the second 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. At this event we will discuss how and […]
At this event, we will hear from Carolanne Minashi, global head of inclusion at HSBC, speak about how HSBC set out to collect ethnicity data on a global basis, the benefits, challenges and key takeaways of such an approach, including Q&A with attendees.
Yasmine Chinwala, Partner at New Financial, will chair discussion of key DEI themes for the financial services industry with panellists: Regulation – Georgina Philippou, Senior Adviser on the Public Sector Equality Duty, Financial Conduct Authority, who will provide an update on the UK regulators’ diversity discussion paper and forthcoming consultation; Hybrid working – Syreeta Brown, […]
This virtual event will be the first in our five-paper research series to build a Diversity Toolkit for Investors, in collaboration with the 30% Club and sponsored by London Stock Exchange Group and Columbia Threadneedle Investments. Speakers include: Iain Richards, Head of Global Responsible Investment Policy, Columbia Threadneedle Investments Birgit Neu, former global head of […]
An event to discuss the big D&I themes for 2022, what’s top of the agenda and how will diversity and inclusion evolve in 2022?
This report is a unique analysis of the gender pay gap data at more than 400 firms from across the financial services industry highlights the slow progress made in tackling its large pay gap and the lack of women in the highest paid roles.
In July, the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority and the Bank of England jointly published a discussion paper Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change on potential rules and guidance for all regulated firms on D&I issues, and how they could use their regulatory powers to act if firms […]
New Financial Summary – The UK regulators’ discussion paper “Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector”
In July 2021, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority and the Bank of England together published a discussion paper entitled: Diversity and inclusion in the financial sector – working together to drive change. The discussion paper outlines the regulators’ proposal to set rules and guidance for all regulated firms on D&I issues, and […]
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 launch event for the five-year review of the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter celebrates and discusses the impact of the Charter on signatory firms, the financial services industry and beyond as well as looks to the future. At this event, we will hear from guest speakers John Glen MP, the Economic Secretary to […]