The latest news from GAIN, the Group for Autism, Insurance, Investment, and Neurodiversity, who have announced a new partnership with the Diversity Project.
As a cross-company initiative championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the UK investment and savings sector, the Diversity Project aims to create an inclusive industry that champions diverse talent to deliver the best possible financial outcomes for clients while embedding sustainable outcomes and reflecting society. The Diversity Project covers 15 dimensions of DEI, including neurodiversity.
This sits right at the heart of GAIN’s mission: to spark an industry-owned and industry-led radical improvement in the employment prospects of neurodivergent individuals in insurance, investment, and related financial services. By working together, GAIN and the Diversity Project can help the investment industry identify and support the diversity of thought, skills, and abilities that neurodivergent individuals have in abundance. To the benefit of the businesses in the sector, and to a great many people whose talents can be unlocked as a result.
Barbara Schonhofer MBE Co-chair of GAIN shares,” We are absolutely delighted to become an official partner of the Diversity Project. There is a clear match between the talent needs of the fund managers and all the other key businesses in the investment sector, and the untapped, or under-appreciated talent in neurodivergent people who would like to join, or are already in it, but not prospering as they could. We look forward to working together to create a neuroinclusive industry, which supports neurodiverse talent for the benefit of all.”
Tim Edmans Co-Chair of the Neurodiversity Workstream of the Diversity Project shares “With the inclusion of neurodiversity rapidly moving up the DEI agenda within the savings and investment industry now is the perfect time for us to partner with the fantastic team at GAIN. As GAIN’s mission ‘to spark radical improvement in the employment prospects of neurodivergent people in our industry’ is so closely aligned to our own we are certain we can pull together to help build awareness and support member firms of both as we work towards a more neuroinclusive industry.”