Festive Fundraising for Charities
Christmas is a great time of year to reach out to the community, bring people together and raise important funds during the festive season.
Ecclesiastical is pleased to be one of the founding signatories of the Women in Finance Charter.
Our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter is underpinned by our targets.
We set targets to focus on our commitment to support women to take up more of our senior management roles globally.
We believe supporting women to develop throughout their careers is key and we continue to work towards enabling women to make up a minimum 30% of our combined senior management group. We continue to challenge ourselves to achieve and increase on this target.
We set ourselves a deliberately challenging target in order to accelerate progress on gender diversity. We are pleased to confirm that female representation on the board has increased to 33% and 28% of total senior management. This is a fantastic achievement for us and something that we will continue to focus on.
Since last year, we have seen an increase in the proportion of female employees across the group. Overall there has been a reduction in the number of senior leaders of which there has been a marginal decrease in the number of senior female leaders. Other than the positive steps we are already making as detailed below, we intend to present these findings across the business so that awareness is increased.
This is a journey and whilst representing excellent progress so far, we’re keen to build on the firm foundations we’ve achieved so far by supporting a more diverse population into senior management roles in the future.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us at Ecclesiastical. We recognise that everyone is different, and value our people for the individual contribution they make. We know that diversity in our business enhances our business performance and we encourage our people to use their experience, ideas and their unique character in their work.
Fairness and equity are already important principles that underpin our working practices, and we support all our employees in reaching their potential.
We do however see that there are some opportunities for us to enhance our approach and here are some examples of the actions in our plans: