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Our approach to Diversity & Inclusion

At Cardano we have an ambitious agenda on diversity and inclusion. “I am convinced that different perspectives from different people with different backgrounds lead to a better outcome”, says Group CEO Mickey de Lathauwer. It is beneficial to the organisation and has social effect. When we include people with diverse background and give them opportunities, it makes our society much fairer. And fairness is an important concept in what we stand for at Cardano. We want to provide people with fair chances. In doing so, we hope to make society a better place. Our strong company values and beliefs lead us to engage with different initiatives and to improve the debate across all types of activities that we are engaged in around Diversity & Inclusion.

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    The Diversity Project supports the inclusive culture

    The Cardano Group joined the Diversity Project in 2020. The Diversity Project is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the investment and savings profession. Cardano’s Group CEO Mickey de Lathauwer represents Cardano at the Advisory Council of the project.

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    Developing a more gender-balanced workforce at all levels

    The Gender Inclusion Network (GIN) was formed in London in 2018, with the aim of helping Cardano UK to improve its gender balance. The GIN was recently expanded across the Cardano group to include representatives from all Cardano offices. The goal remains the same across the group: to ensure that we attract, retain and develop a more gender-balanced workforce at all levels.

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    #100BlackInterns Programme to be launched in 2021

    Cardano first joined the #100BlackInterns Programme in 2020 and we’re happy to continue our partnership with the programme in the summer of 2021. The #100BlackInterns initiative brings together leading players from the investment management industry to address the chronic underrepresentation of black talent in the sector.

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    A healthy mind in a healthy body

    The new Health & Wellbeing Group has been set up as part of our Diversity and Inclusion Programme. This group raises awareness and educates employees on a variety of mental health and wellbeing subjects through lunchtime talks, tailored trainings and additional resources. With this initiative we aim to promote well-being within Cardano Group.

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    Big questions for little people: Fair pension for all

    NOW: Pensions, a part of Cardano Group, have been raising awareness of the gender pensions gap. By highlighting inequalities and campaigning for change, they’re helping pension savers get the retirement they deserve. They asked several girls what they thought a pension was and how it works. Their answers were funny, sad and surprising – and provide food for thought for all generations.

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    Cognitive diversity reduces blind spots in organisations

    Cognitive diversity is important for organisations. In the financial industry we challenge conventional ways of thinking, aiming to improve decision-making. Sasha Scott says ‘A heterogeneous workforce with cognitive diversity boosts creativity and innovation. An inclusive corporate culture is crucially important in translating these benefits into better results.’

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    The underpensioned report about pension savings gaps

    A Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) study sponsored by Cardano’s sister company NOW: Pensions has dentified the most ‘under-pensioned’ groups in the UK. The people in these groups are reaching retirement age with a pension wealth about 15% of the UK average. ‘We wanted to really understand the nature of that gap and where there could be opportunity for policy interventions to narrow it.’

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    Enriching education to children in low-income areas

    If children are given the opportunity to meet enthusiastic experts from a variety of fields, they will gain the knowledge they need to become who they want to be. Based on this philosophy, the IMC Weekend-school Foundation has offered additional and enriching education to children from neighbourhoods with a crucial need for this for over twenty years. Cardano has supported this initiative since 2005.