1 | Converse
We support learning and open dialogue through programming, events and mandatory training for managers and employees on issues such as unconscious bias, microaggressions and cross-cultural communications.
2 | Diversify
We work to increase the presence of African-American and other professionals of color at all levels of our firm.
3 | Engage
We engage as a resource and advocate to underserved communities, putting our resources to work – financial contributions, employee volunteering, mentoring and in-kind services .
4 | Align
We align with organizations that advance diversity in our industry, including the Chicago Urban League, Chicago United and Financial Services Pipeline
5 | Champion
We continuously diversify our suppliers and vendors and champion organizations and initiatives driving positive change such as the Chicago United Five Forward.
6 | Participate
We develop diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives specific to our asset classes and investment sectors and support industry platforms and initiatives.