Inclusion: the key to unlocking the power of diversity
Author: Carol Ferguson
June 14, 2019
June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ2+ community and a timely opportunity to speak up about the importance of, and our support for, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
At AGF, we believe that smart corporate decision-making requires different points of view, which come from people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives working together. The research on this subject is conclusive – diversity is good for companies. But the key to unlocking the power of diversity is inclusion.
AGF is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive culture in which all voices are heard, respected and valued. It is ingrained in our corporate culture and a key strength that has helped make us a leading global asset manager and a finalist for Employer of Choice at the recent Wealth Professional Awards.
Our culture of inclusion and commitment to diversity is well-documented. We’re proud to be an industry leader in gender balance and the advancement of women in the workplace. We are in the vanguard with 40% female representation on our Board and 30% representation across all executive roles. Still, we realize there’s much more work to be done.
Similarly, this Pride Month we reflect on the progress being made in support of the LGBTQ2+ community, and look for opportunities to drive greater social change and promote even greater diversity in our industry. For our part, AGF remains committed to our inclusive hiring practices and culture, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to join our team and contribute to its success. Our message to the LGBTQ2+ community is clear: AGF welcomes you.
Our message to the LGBTQ2+ community is clear: AGF welcomes you.
At AGF, we firmly believe that our employees and our clients benefit when our team better reflects the diversity of our communities. During Pride Month and throughout the year, we’re proud to show our support for the LGBTQ2+ community and advance the conversation around diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Carol Ferguson is Senior Vice-President, Corporate Human Resources, at AGF Investments Inc.
About AGF Management Limited
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