As Black History Month rolls around, StoneShot is proud to share how we are contributing to Diversity and Inclusion in the financial services sector. The aim for Black History month is for the local community to challenge racism and educate themselves about black history and celebrate the culture. From a corporate perspective, we want to use this as an opportunity to highlight the gaps for an inclusive culture in financial services.

We are honoured to support The Diversity Project (TDP) and The Diversity Project Charity on a pro bono basis to provide email marketing, design and social media services. Diversity and Inclusion is a big part of the StoneShot culture and we are happy to see TDP champion this within the financial services industry. StoneShot has employees across 15 nationalities and maintains an inclusive culture.

StoneShot is highly supportive of The Diversity Project’s aims to achieve diversity across all dimensions, including gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, LGBTI+, age and disability across asset owners, fund managers, fund selectors, pension consultants, actuaries, trustees, wealth managers and the professional standards and trade bodies. Similarly, we think that The Diversity Project Charity has an important part to play by giving grants to support charities with social mobility, diversity and inclusivity aims.

Boston Consulting Group conducted a study in 2014 which found that 60% of leaders in City of London finance careers had been privately educated, compared to just 7% of the UK’s general population. The industry also notably lacks ethnic diversity. However, the latest study by the Diversity Project Charity contains the barriers to entry, recommendations and case studies on how to tackle Socioeconomic Diversity in the Investment and Savings Industry.

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