Summary

As part of its well-established portfolio of high-level diversity events, many of which have enjoyed government support, City & Financial Global is delighted to announce the next edition of the Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Services Summit, which will be held in central London on the 8th of June 2023.

The programme will focus on the challenge of getting ethnic diversity right at all levels in the hybrid working environment and effectively encouraging businesses to do things differently. Why is being “ethnically diverse” good for business? What should the UK government’s role be in monitoring racial inclusion and diversity in the sector and how should it use its powers to accelerate change?

This in-person conference will feature insightful presentations from, and informed debate between, senior experts and government representatives on the key topics involved.

Key Topics to be discussed

  • Moving the dial on ethnic diversity & inclusion in financial services: the regulator’s role
  • Ethnically diverse - what does it actually mean? What are we doing to achieve ethnic diversity and inclusion in the current hybrid working environment, and is it working?
  • Why is being “ethnically diverse” good for business?
  • What is stopping us from recruiting ethnically diverse people and why can’t we keep them? Using data to explore cultural barriers to ethnic diversity and accelerate ethnic inclusion in financial services
  • Ethnic diversity and inclusion in the banking, insurance, professional services and asset management sectors - What have we learnt so far and what could we do better?
  • Black women in business – “Let’s talk about race in the workplace”
  • Getting better at having hard conversations and the importance of an intersectional approach in attracting and keeping an ethnically diverse workforce. The future framework in the financial and professional services industry – how can we make it up to the younger generation?

MEET OUR PAST AND CURRENT SPEAKERS & ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:

HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, Chair of The Women's Network Forum and Global Ambassador of 100 Women in Finance's Next Generation initiative; The Rt Hon Baroness Nicky Morgan, then Chair, Treasury Select Committee, MP for Loughborough; The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, then Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Georgina Philippou, Former Senior Adviser, Public Sector Equality Duty, FCA; John Glen MP, Economic Secretary, HM Treasury; Diana Noble CBE, Chair, The Bank of England’s Review of Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion; Dr Tony Sewell CBE is Chair of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.; Jayne-Anne Gadhia, then CEO, Virgin Money; Yasmine Chinwala, Partner, New Financial, Arun Batra OBE, Partner, Global Markets leader for Diversity and Inclusion, EY, CEO & Founder, National and Global Equality Standards; Suneel Bakhshi, President & CEO, Mizuho International; Brenda D.H. Trenowden CFA, Global Chair, 30% Club; Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President, CBI, Ann Cairns, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard, Baroness Helena Morrissey, then Head of Personal Investing, Legal & General Investment Management; Richard Iferenta, Vice Chair, KPMG and Chair, Race Equality Leadership Team, Business in the Community; Asahi Pompey, President, Goldman Sachs Foundation and Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs; Megan Butler, Executive Director of Supervision – Investment, Wholesale and Specialists, Financial Conduct Authority; June Felix, CEO, IG Group, Dr Helena Pankhurst, International Development, Women’s Rights Activist and Writer, Catherine McGuinness, Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation; Dame Cilla Snowball DBE, then Group Chairman and Chief Executive, AMV BBDO; Chair of The Women’s Business Council; Bob Wigley, Chairman, UK Finance, Nausicaa Delfas, Executive Director of International and Executive Board Member, FCA, Lord Hastings CBE, Chairman, LCCI Black Business Association, Anit Chandarana, Chief of Staff, Network Rail and many, many others