Financial Difficulties Under VCT and EIS
Over the past year companies from all sectors have had to deal with significant financial strain due to the impact of Covid-19. This has lead to many ...
At Sapphire Capital, we know that diverse and inclusive teams yield the best results for our funds, investors and clients.
As a financial services firm, Sapphire Capital Partners LLP is duty bound to address diversity and inclusion within our teams and client offerings. Because an unjust workplace starts from the top, senior management is primarily responsible for delivering change by de-biasing the organisation to ensure that inclusivity is inherent. We also expect our clients to hold us accountable because diverse teams provide a better service.
In 2018, we made a formal pledge of support to improve gender diversity in the financial services sector by becoming signatories to HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter. We strive to enable women's talent to be optimised for the greater good of our colleagues, clients and for the communities we live in. The Charter requires us to report our targets and progress towards supporting women in finance.
We also have our own inclusion goals and are excited to report our progress in them as well, in order to keep evolving.
As a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter, we have made an ongoing commitment to maintaining gender parity at senior management level. We also strive to maintain a level of at least 50% of women in our team.
With over 370 company signatories the Charter is covering c.900,000 employees in the financial services sector. It not only makes signatories commit and evidence actions, but also provides insights into what we are doing to drive progress towards achieving change.
The Charter's principles are to:
Support the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector;
Identify one member of the senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion;
Recognise the diversity of the sector and that firms will have different starting points – each firm sets its own targets and strategy ; and
Publicly report on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.
Sapphire Capital Partners LLP are pleased to announce that we are a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment(PRI). We beli...
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