Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity of thought and perspective fuels our ability to generate innovative solutions for our clients and more broadly, build sustainable prosperity for all our stakeholders. Creating a respectful, inclusive and supportive culture is integral to our ability to collaborate, generate competitive business insights, and make better decisions.
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive, safe and trusting work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging and that they can bring their full selves to work.
We have made significant strides since starting our DE&I journey in 2021 and we are putting the full force of the organization behind strengthening our foundation and achieving our goals. These include strengthening our pipeline of top talent with greater inclusion of women in management positions and greater representation of racial and ethnic groups to create a culturally diverse workforce that reflects the communities and organizations we serve around the world.
As we continue to grow, we aspire to achieve a level of diversity that reflects the communities and organizations we serve and support around the globe. We have a role to play, and we are all in.
We built a global DE&I-CSR Council and ambassador network of close to 50 people who are responsible for promoting our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the firm.
To support a culture of inclusion, we also launched mandatory training on Conduct Conscious Inclusion, Respect at Work and Allyship for all employees. We also regularly host global events with executive team members and renowned speakers to promote workplace inclusion.
Every year, a cohort of women from Fiera Capital participate in The A Effect Ambition Challenge, a program aimed to help them embrace their ambition and maximize their leadership potential.
We became one of the first 16 signatories of the new CFA Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code for the Investment Profession in the United States and Canada.
We announced our participation in the Parity Certification of Women in Governance, a six-step process designed to help organizations assess their current gender parity status and outline the way forward to close the gender gap.
Every year, we celebrate and commemorate several important events and observances such as International Women’s Day, Black History Month, Pride Month, National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, World Mental Health Day and International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Women in Leadership
As part of our DE&I journey, one of the goals we have set for our firm is to increase the percentage of women in management positions by 45% by 2026. By strengthening our pipeline of top talent through greater inclusion, we firmly believe that we will make tangible progress towards executive gender parity.