The Diversity Project
The Diversity Project aims to accelerate progress towards an inclusive culture in the investment industry. An inclusive culture supports more effective teamwork, gives wider perspectives, better investment decisions, better results for our clients and ultimately more sustainable businesses. The Project spans the whole range of the profession: asset owners, fund managers, fund selectors, pension consultants, actuaries, trustees, wealth managers and professional standards and trade bodies. It is overseen by a CEO Advisory Council that provides strategic input and business leadership. An Executive Steering Committee leads the implementation of the strategy through committees and work streams. A further group of individuals and ambassadors from all levels of the industry helps deepen the Project’s impact through individual engagement. In all cases, business leaders function as volunteers as they drive change.
The Project envisions a truly diverse and inclusive asset management industry with the talent to deliver the best possible results for our clients and to reflect the society we serve. The Diversity Project believes recognizable and measurable progress can be achieved over a long-term timeframe. The Project aims to achieve diversity across all dimensions, including gender, ethnicity, neurodiversity, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and disability.
LGBT Great is a global investment industry organization working to develop all aspects of LGBT+ equality and inclusion within the workplace and make a positive difference for employees and clients. It is the first organization to focus exclusively on the LGBT+ agenda specifically in the asset management industry.
The group’s vision is an LGBT+ inclusive global investment industry that understands, supports and promotes LGBT+ people. It believes that the investment industry can be an excellent choice of career for LGBT+ talent, and that the industry can benefit from the unique skills and experience this talent can bring. LGBT Great recognizes its responsibility to champion LGBT+ employees’ contributions to Northern Trust’s success.
Read more from Northern Trust's ninth Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report.