Our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is at the core of our culture and how we run our business. We aspire to be truly diverse, fair and inclusive with the right talent to deliver the best possible results for our clients and to reflect the society we serve. We aim to achieve diversity across all dimensions and to make the Cardano Group a truly great place to work, where all of us can thrive and contribute to our success and where we all feel a sense of belonging. 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 EDI.
Diversity in the workplace: “It’s the right thing to do.”
At Cardano, diversity and inclusion is a key company value. We are firmly committed to its principle in both words and deeds. Dawn Thirley, Cardano’s Group HR Director, explains why.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) report 2023
120 UK pension professionals were surveyed throughout August and September to understand how EDI considerations feature in decision-making, the challenges encountered and where improvements can be made. In partnership with mallowstreet, we are pleased to present the findings in this new report.
Real diversity in exciting times
A wide diversity of views is a huge asset at a time of sweeping change, but genuine cognitive diversity does not come easy.
What is the power of real diversity and how can you develop this?
Fair pensions for all
NOW: Pensions, part of Cardano Group, believe in a pension system that benefits everyone. By highlighting inequalities and campaigning for change, they are helping people to save for a more financially secure future. In partnership with the Pensions Policy Institute, NOW: Pensions, investigates the reasons why some groups in the UK are unable to save adequately for retirement and examines how they can reduce the pension inequalities affecting the most financially at-risk groups in society.
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.’
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.