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Our Commitment to Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Building On a Legacy of Action

In 2020, building on our decades-long commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we added a heightened focus on racial and social equity with the launch of our Race and Social Equity Agenda

  • Conducting a fully independent assessment of our practices, policies, and procedures and how they impact our Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) workforce
  • Increasing the well-being for all employees making space for reflection and mental health
  • Investigating what it takes to inculcate real DEI competency throughout the organization starting with learning and development
  • Tightening our philanthropic and pro bono support for organizations that have long been committed to advancing equity, and 
  • Defining the unique role our company can play in advancing equity and identifying opportunities to use our world-class capabilities to help affect change. 
The work completed through this task force helped to deepen our understanding of the complexities involved with building equity within systems, policies, and practices. The learnings we garnered throughout the process were instrumental in informing our refreshed DEI Strategy and Action Plan. Moving forward, we will continue to keep racial and social equity central to everything we do within our comprehensive DEI mission.  

Our DEI Strategy & Action Plan

We are committed to pursuing four primary goals, backed by a clear action plan. As part of our commitment to being transparent about our goals and progress, we will share updates regularly along this journey.  

Goal 1—Lead by Example

We will be transparent and model inclusion. This includes hiring a new Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer to drive this work and standing up a DEI Executive Council to serve as the new governing body for the firm’s DEI mission. The DEI Executive Council will support the DEI strategy to ensure transparency with mission evolution and progress, and drive accountability at all levels. 

Goal 2—Empower Potential 

We will drive equitable access and outcomes. Our work to decrease bias and increase clarity around expectations will continue. Accountability measures and systems will be put in place to ensure equity across the firm. 

Goal 3—Inspire Belonging 

We will strive to be a safe space where people feel seen, heard, valued, and cared for across the firm. We’re offering increased opportunities for employees to learn from and engage with each other. 

Goal 4—Use Our Voice

We will be a force for advancing equity and resilience by identifying the biggest challenges and deploying our world-class capabilities to solve them. As we continue our philanthropic and pro bono relationships, we’ll deepen our commitment to using these tools in support of organizations that build pathways to equity. 

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