HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy(external link) have commissioned the City of London Corporation to lead an independent taskforce to boost socio-economic diversity in UK financial and professional services.
Recently I was appointed as a member of the taskforce advisory board. By coincidence The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (I am a Vice Chair) earlier this year had been discussing this issue and we had approached the task force to see how we could contribute.
We had our first introductory virtual meeting on Thursday. I was impressed by the contributions made and the many powerful personal stories, experiences and points of view put forward about why this subject is so important. The first official meeting will be on 30 June.
This link is to a post I that I did on the taskforce earlier this year https://www.johnslabourblog.org/2021/02/class-and-social-economic-diversity-in.html
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