We are committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, which means acknowledging, understanding and appreciating the differences between individuals and developing a workplace culture that enhances their value. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive workforce brings a wide range of resources, skills, ideas and energy to the business, and ultimately is a competitive advantage.
We believe there is an intrinsic link between the way that a company runs, including the way that they encourage sustainability, equality and diversity, and the success of their overall business, so this is something that is integrated into our investment decision-making process.
In the video below our UK-based European Head of HR, Siobhan Martin tells us why inclusion and diversity are so important to her personally, our company, and the wider industry.
How we apply this:
- In our business
Inclusion is key to our corporate values and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. Aegon Asset Management's policies aim to attract and retain a wide range of employees, and value the range of perspectives and skills that result from a diverse workforce. We have a dedicated committee to continually assess and improve the diversity and inclusion of our workplace.
- In our investment decisions
We strive to constantly engage with companies that we invest in. We critique the board decisions and board structure of holdings, and we make it our mission to investigate the inclusion and diversity of the companies we invest in.