Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
At Key Fund we are passionate about supporting the creation of resilient and successful communities where everyone feels able to participate fully in civic, economic, and social life.
We believe that to achieve our mission, equity, diversity, and inclusion must be at the heart of everything we do. This is not only about diversity in our team. It is also about how we embed equity, diversity, and inclusion in what we do. This embraces how we work, who we work with and stepping up to challenge and address structural inequalities in our society.
Our commitment to be the best version of ourselves
After 21 years and with over £60 million invested we have achieved so much, but in a world where inequality is clearer than ever, we are asking ourselves ‘are we leaving anyone behind’? Like many others, we are on a journey to challenge ourselves and the status quo to ensure that we offer the right support for all our communities to thrive.
With this in mind, we are currently reviewing who we invest in, and how, so we can continue to extend our investments in traditionally excluded or marginalised communities.
We consistently score highly with staff for our inclusive and welcoming work environment and to make sure our policies and practice are consistently responding to everyone’s needs we are setting up regular employee surveys. We are also reviewing our recruitment process from start to finish to ensure that we are doing everything possible to attract candidates that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We are committed to fostering diverse talent and removing barriers to entering and progressing in the financial sector, including setting up new training schemes for young people from. traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the social investment sector.
We are committed to the action we need to take, including speaking openly about our current limitations, seeking out diverse views and speaking out when we see inequality. We are determined to be the best version of ourselves and to be a pioneer in and for our sector. It is only by using all our diverse skills and experience that we can affect real change that benefits everyone.
We put people at the heart of everything we do
They make us who we are and by default how we deliver our mission. We work on mutual respect; each team member is valued for their unique skills.
A belief in fairness underpins Key Fund’s actions. We strive to make equality and diversity systematic throughout our organisation.
We’ve worked hard to diversify our staff team, our Board of Directors, and the members of our investment panel.
There is just a 3.4 ratio between the lowest and highest paid members of our team. We have no disparity in pay between people in the same role. On average a female employee at Key Fund earns 3% more than the average male salary.
Our board now comprises of more women, than men. It’s important to us that our Key Fund family reflects the communities in which we work.
As trusted advisors, our clients’ concerns and priorities are ours too.
There’s still work to do to deepen and strengthen our diversity. We continually strive to work in a way that supports our vision, mission and values, to deliver the right money to the right people, in the right way.