Equality, Diversity and Inclusion consultancy

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) are firmly on the financial sector’s agenda, with organisations across the globe pledging to embed EDI principles into their policies, practices and people.

But despite the widely recognised benefits of EDI, only a handful of private equity and venture capital firms have taken tangible steps towards positive sustainable change. 

In order to bring innovation and transparency to this incredibly powerful and influential sector, this needs to change.

More Diverse Voices supported Equality Group with the launch of its second annual Private Equity and Venture Capital Inclusivity Index report.

The top 10 most inclusive PE fund and the top 10 most inclusive VC firms

The index provides a comprehensive evaluation of fund performance across several diversity, equity and inclusion criteria. The 2022 analysis revealed that 78% of the 282 PE and VC firms scored just 0-20%, meaning eight in 10 firms fell into the index’s lowest classification “laggard”.

Inclusive Index categories: leader, leveller, learner and laggard

The report secured coverage in key financial publications, including Dow Jones Private Equity News, CityWire and Financial News.

To mark the launch of the report, More Diverse Voices also helped Equality Group host its first-ever LinkedIn Live panel discussion.

Alongside our panellist from VC Kinnevik and PE firms Advent International and Hg Capital, Equality Group’s CEO and founder Hephzi Pemberton will explored: 

✍️ Practical tips on how to embed EDI practices and policies in private equity and venture firms

📈 The positive impacts of EDI on performance and culture

🔨 What more private equity and venture capital firms need to do to create truly inclusive workplaces

“Emily is focused and results-driven, with a good understanding of communications strategy and content development. I would highly recommend her.”
Hephzi Pemberton
Founder and CEO, Equality Group