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Diversity in its broadest form is an essential part of building a more sustainable business – and of changing culture and rebuilding trust in capital markets.

DEI themes – What we expect in 2024

December 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

An informal discussion of the big DEI themes for the year ahead as well as issues that are lurking on the horizon. The purpose of the discussion is to help DEI leads and those from across the business with an interest in or accountability for DEI to plan and prioritise. About the speakers: • Yasmine […]

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Report: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter: signatory survey 2023

November 2023 • Driving diversityby Yasmine Chinwala, Jennifer Barrow and Sheenam Singhal

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.

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Key takeaways – UK regulators’ diversity consultation paper

September 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

A presentation of the key takeaways from the UK financial regulators’ diversity consultation paper published in September. This short teach-in is an opportunity to get up-to-speed on the CP quickly without having to read hundreds of pages of policy documents. At this event, New Financial’s Yasmine Chinwala and Jennifer Barrow will present the key takeaways […]

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HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – report launch and discussion with the Luxembourg and Irish Charters

September 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

An online launch of our report on the fourth survey of HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter signatories and a panel discussion with the Irish and Luxembourg Women in Finance Charters. This is an opportunity to gain insight into the benefits and challenges firms face as Charter signatories and in meeting their Charter commitments, and […]

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Discussion of the UK regulators’ diversity consultation paper

August 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Launch: Diversity toolkit for investors

August 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Pay equity reporting – London Stock Exchange Group case study

August 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – Submissions form webinar

July 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 wifc@newfinancial.org. We will be recording the webinar and […]

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Accelerating black inclusion – two years on

May 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Focus on disability data

April 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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.

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Enhancing the link between DEI and pay – Q&A with the Bank of England

March 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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New Financial’s DEI drinks reception

March 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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.

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Data Q&A: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter Annual Review 2022

March 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Report: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – Annual Review 2022

March 2023 • Driving diversityby Yasmine Chinwala, Jennifer Barrow And Sheenam Singhal

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.

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HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – Annual Review Launch

February 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Focus on disability in financial services

February 2023 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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What we expect will be big in 2023

December 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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.

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Report: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter – Annual Review 2021

June 2022 • Driving diversityby Yasmine Chinwala, Jennifer Barrow and Sheenam Singhal

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.

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Black History Month – a strategic approach – Q& A with Cecil Peters, JP Morgan

June 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Diversity Toolkit – Corporate view on diversity and inclusion

June 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter Annual Review Launch

May 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Preparing for Black History Month

May 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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.

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Diversity Toolkit – The investor view on diversity and inclusion

March 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Big themes in diversity, equity and inclusion in financial services

February 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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, […]

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Diversity toolkit for investors

February 2022 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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Conversation with the UK regulators’ on their diversity discussion paper

August 2021 • Event • Driving diversityby New Financial

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 […]

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