It might seem obvious, but having a diverse workforce deepens Hg’s talent pool and brings us a wider range of perspectives. Diversity can include – but isn’t limited to – age, gender, background, sexual orientation and ethnicity. It manifests in how we navigate the business world, including the investment decisions we make.
Not only is fostering a diverse workforce the right thing to do, we have seen first-hand how diversity and inclusion creates a virtuous cycle: the more diverse and inclusive we are, the more each individual is able to add value. That translates to a greater impact for all stakeholders – investors, portfolio companies, employees and the communities in which we work and live.
D&I has always been important to Hg and, although we still have some way to go, we are taking significant steps to become a much more diverse and inclusive firm and we remain fully committed to driving change.