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Third e-Newsletter

Welcome to the third Diversity Project e-newsletter, now being published quarterly.

The range of our activities – and our membership – continues to grow; thank you for all that you continue to do as we look to achieve our ambition of creating a more inclusive investment and savings industry. The recent Gender Pay Gap data has again highlighted how much remains to be done on that issue alone.

The GPG data is both dispiriting and galvanising; over the next few months watch out for collaborative work from PwC and the Diversity Project to identify interventions that will really work.

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a Scottish Diversity Project, spearheaded by Aberdeen Standard Life, which will both develop and use themes that are already in place. We’re quite looking forward to some healthy competitive to see which region can achieve the greatest progress in the shortest time!

This quarter’s e-newsletter is full of lots of practical hints and tips for you to help you drive D&I engagement and move the dial in your own organisations – #Time2Deliver, here’s to a real breakthrough in 2019!

With best wishes,


DiverCity Podcast – Driving Greater Inclusivity and Collaboration
Listen to Julia Streets, Jane Welsh and Marissa Ellis discuss this important topic here.

The need for greater Cognitive Diversity in the investment industry
Read Jane Welsh’s article that was published in the PLSA’s Viewpoint magazine.

Guest blog: Vision is the Art of Seeing Things Invisible
By Caroline Keetch at Halsey Keetch about bringing your whole self to work and how we should all include, converse, listen and connect for true progress.

Solving the Problem of the Lack of Gender Diversity in Asset Management
Read this interesting article addressing the fatigue in this cause and what are things we can do about it, by Lutyens Advisors.

Taking the Right Approach to Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting
Read PwC’s insightful report and see what your company can do to be ahead of the curve.

Aiming for Great – Why it pays to invest in LGBT+ talent and leadership in the investment and savings industry
This study analyses the contribution that LGBT+ talent brings to the sector and suggests a new model in which to understand talent in a new world of work. To request a copy click here.

Smart Working Guide
Read this helpful guide with recommendations on smart working at an organisational level, management & team level and also individual level.

School Engagement Guide
Would you like to help out? Please see the DP’s guide, written by Nadia Manzoor one of our DP Ambassadors, to see how you can get involved!

DP Aims and Objectives 2019
Find out what our goals and aims are for 2019 here.

Gender Role Models Video.

Feel free to use the DP’s new video on this.

PwC and The Diverstiy Project will be collaborating to develop new insights into the causes and cures of the Gender Pay Gap.

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