We have a number of cultural, race and ethnicity-focused networks across the firm. In particular, MOSAIC appeals to employees of many different heritages who are interested in growing professionally through training, career development and networking opportunities, and seeks to enhance the experiences of employees from diverse ethnic backgrounds by engaging them in shaping an inclusive organization.
In 2016, we launched an internal campaign in the UK to better understand our ethnic diversity. One outcome was to introduce reverse mentoring to our UK senior management.
In the US we work closely with organizations such as Jopwell, SEO (Sponsors for Education Opportunity), NASP (National Association for Securities Professionals), and ALPFA(Association of Latino Professionals for America) to understand the needs and interests of racially and ethnically diverse talent from college to professional level with a goal of attracting, developing and retaining best-in-class underrepresented talent, across many disciplines.
In 2019 we signed the Race at Work Charter, showing our commitment to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Ethnic diversity is a key focus for the business, and through HR and in partnership with Mosaic-UK, we are creating an impactful plan of action around D&I this year.