We know that diverse teams drive original ideas and build stronger client relationships, so we want to find people who think differently and ensure we create an environment in which everyone feels confident bringing their ideas to work. That is how we will stay ahead at a time when our sector is going through some of the biggest changes we have seen for generations.
Our ED&I work looks at three key areas:
We focus on the principle of equity, which means recognising that people have different circumstances and advantages in life and can therefore need differing levels of support throughout their careers.
To create an environment that enables everyone to have an equal chance of success means we must work hard to understand the individual needs people may have and ensure we provide the right support for everyone.
Making Gerald Eve an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace is incredibly important to us – first and foremost because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we know our clients want to work with advisors who think progressively and embrace change.
Simon Prichard, Senior Partner
In order to make progress with diversity and inclusion, it’s important to understand the difference between equality and equity.
Equality means viewing everybody in the same way, providing equal levels of support regardless of individual circumstances or needs, and believing that this gives everyone an equal chance of success.
Equity means recognising that people have different circumstances and advantages in life, so to create a level playing field and enable equal outcomes people need differing levels of support throughout their careers.
Equity, therefore, is about understanding what we need to do as a business to respond to the individual needs people may have and ensure we provide support for everyone to have an equal chance of success.