Co-CEO Ross Dowd announced that Acadian Asset Management has signed onto the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This commitment is driven by a realization that addressing diversity and inclusion is not a competitive issue, but a societal issue that CEOs can play a critical role in addressing.
As a unique collaborative group of nearly 2,000 CEOs of the world’s leading companies, Acadian has agreed to take action to cultivate a workplace where different points of view are welcomed and employees feel encouraged to discuss tough issues at work.
Acadian signed on to this coalition to leverage individual voices to collectively advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and in turn, drive growth and enhance employee engagement. This initial commitment is the first step to catalyze further conversation and action around diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The following four action pillars align member organizations to help make collective and impactful change:
- Continue to cultivate workplaces that support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion
- Implement and expand unconscious bias education
- Share best known actions (including those that have been unsuccessful)
- Create and share strategic inclusion and diversity plans with executive management
Said Dowd, “I’m excited to begin this work with the support of our Director of Diversity & Inclusion, our executive team, and all the Acadian employees who are invested in this mission. We’re looking ahead to the next steps we will take as an organization and as individuals to advance this effort, including my participation in the upcoming CEO session in November. I’m looking forward to meeting with a number of peers to discuss our approaches to advancing D&I, engage on challenging topics, and most importantly, continue the work of educating ourselves on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
Visit the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ unified hub to learn more about the collective effort to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and to access a wealth of educational and supplemental materials to facilitate these discussions within your networks.
About Acadian Asset Management
Acadian Asset Management LLC invests on behalf of pension funds, endowments, governments, foundations, and other institutional investors around the globe, with approximately $117 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2021. The firm uses an innovative array of disciplined, systematic investment techniques across stock-specific, macro, and peer forecasting models. Acadian offers multi-asset, ESG, alternative alpha, managed volatility, and long-only strategies such as emerging markets, small-cap, and international equity strategies. The firm has affiliated offices in London, Sydney, and Singapore.