Responding to a lack of diversity in the social investment sector, The Gathering Working Group have identified an opportunity to re-set the culture and narrative of social investment so that social finance does not replicate inequalities of gender, race and class evident in mainstream society. This project centres on the need to address investor diversity in order to improve decision-making, avoid group think, and to create a more inclusive sector that can better represent, understand and invest in the communities it seeks to serve.
As part of their journey to improve diversity among social investors in the UK, the Gathering Working Group just launched the Diversity Forum website. You can find information on their year-long project which will be delivered with the support of Connect Fund, and the results of their 2017 Diversity Survey.
Diversity Forum Website