Using your company’s skills to help communities

Heart of the City | 28 March 2023 | News
Using your company’s skills to help communities

Recently, one of our members Magellan Advisory Partners told us they’d been making an effort to use their people’s skills to make sure their responsible business work is having the biggest impact it can. Here’s what they told us about what they’re doing:

“Magellan Advisory Partners is a specialist asset management executive search firm, our goal is to partner with our clients for growth through hiring, advisory and M&A projects.

Additionally, we aim to use our distinct place within the market to take a top-down view of the industry, with a key focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I). As such, we want to continually improve our own D&I and responsible business practices.

We’ve always taken part in charity runs and events like the annual Christmas jumper day, but in the last couple of years we’ve been looking to make a difference by utilising our key skills and expertise as a business to help within the industry and our community.

We’ve been involved in The Skills Workshop, which is a fantastic initiative that works with students of all ages, with the aim to build awareness and education around the investment industry and help them secure employment. As part of our contribution to the project, we reviewed and gave feedback on the students’ CVs and cover letters for their job applications.

As part of a broader panel of professionals, virtually and in person, we’ve spoken at industry events through a D&I lens, sharing our knowledge on topics such as the return to the office post-covid, maternity leave & pay and salary negotiation.

We’re also members of the Diversity Project, a cross-company initiative championing a diverse and inclusive investments and savings industry. Through this, we provide research and think pieces, contribute to the various gender, ethnicity, and social mobility workstreams, and refer our clients to the initiative with the goal of improving D&I within the industry overall.

And for the first time this year, we’ve hired two interns through the 10,000 Black Interns initiative. We were extremely impressed with the talent we saw through this hiring process and are excited to welcome our new starters in the summer.”

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