Diversity, equity, and inclusion
April 14, 2022
Vanguard has become a founding member of the Global Parity Alliance, a group dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. We are proud to be the first asset management company to participate in the alliance, which was launched March 30 by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with consultant firm McKinsey & Company.
Vanguard strives for representation and inclusion for every crew member. As part of the alliance, we look forward to engaging with other global firms by sharing best practices and advancing DEI outcomes.
“Being invited to join the alliance as a founding member is a testament to our progress and commitment to further advance DEI at Vanguard,” said Vanguard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Buckley. “We are proud to be in the company of other reputable organizations that share in this commitment and look forward to accelerating the path toward progress together.”
The Global Parity Alliance aims to drive DEI improvements and address opportunity gaps, both within the organizations involved and across all industries. Vanguard is one of 23 founding members; others include Ernst & Young, Merck, and Verizon.
Vanguard is committed to an inclusive and equitable workplace that promotes and values diversity. We also view DEI as an integral part of how we serve our clients.
“We have a unique opportunity to share best practices, network with, and learn from key leaders from organizations around the world that are highly regarded for their DEI endeavors,” said Vanguard Chief Diversity Officer Crystal Hardie Langston. “The alliance will ensure we have thoughtful perspectives to sharpen our strategic focus and generate ideas for our DEI path forward.”
DEI is a core component of our mission to give our clients the best chance for investment success. We believe that diverse groups make better decisions and that diversity among leaders and crew—by experience, background, and expertise, as well as by personal characteristics such as gender, race, ethnicity, and age—can strengthen a team’s range of perspectives and its capacity to make complex, innovative decisions.
For details about Vanguard’s approach to DEI, visit our diversity, equity, and inclusion page.
Crystal Hardie Langston