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Diversity, equity and inclusion are at our core

At Capital Group, our clients’ portfolios aren’t built by a single manager. They’re built by diverse teams that bring different points of view and their own ideas to help investors reach their long-term goals.

This distinctive approach is part of our commitment to embrace all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I). It helps us unlock the power that comes from building teams that encourage active voices at every level.

We believe the success of the people who invest with us depends on the people in whom we invest.

From our Chair

“DE&I compels us to take bold actions that have lasting impact on our associates, our communities, and the millions of investors we serve.”

Tim Armour
Capital Group Chair and Chief Executive Officer

We believe in long-term results

We invest in DE&I with the same boldness and rigor we use when investing on behalf of our clients. We're committed to meeting our 2025 DE&I goals and are proud that we've made strides in achieving them.   

We know we still have work to do to keep striving for more diverse representation in leadership and throughout our organization. Beyond diversity, we also know it's only with a more inclusive team that we will be able to accomplish our mission: improving people's lives through successful investing. 

Our DE&I goals

Graphic illustrates Capital Group's progress from 2019  - 2021 on four associate representation goals for 2025.    - For women among global senior managers, the goal is 40% by 2025. 2019: 33.9%. 2020: 34.5%. 2021: 36%.   - For Black/African Americans among associates in the U.S., the goal is 10% by 2025. 2019: 8.2%. 2020: 8.6%. 2021: 9.4%.   - For Black/African Americans among senior managers in the U.S., the goal is 7% by 2025. 2019: 2.6%. 2020: 3.5%. 2021: 4.9%.   - For underrepresented  minorities* among senior managers in the U.S., the goal is 15% by 2025. 2019: 9%. 2020: 10.3%. 2021: 12.7%.

*Underrepresented minority defined as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, Alaskan or Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or Multiracial. Data as of 12/31/2021, generated on 01/12/2022.

Measuring our change

Numbers can’t tell the whole story, but a closer look provides an at-a-glance snapshot of where we are and where we still need to go. These benchmarks will help guide us as we build a path forward.

    Our DE&I commitments

    Graphic illustrates a series of concentric circles in different colors; all of the concentric circles are incomplete. In the center of the concentric circles, is a full circle with the following text: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Capital Group.

    Culture of belonging

    We welcome the unique perspectives and experiences of all our associates, so they can say “I belong here.”

    Diverse teams of associates

    We believe diverse teams at all levels across Capital Group means better ideas and better decisions.

    Leadership commitment and accountability

    Like any business priority, our leaders are accountable for driving change and ensuring they’re fluent in the language and issues surrounding DE&I.

    Impacting our communities

    By partnering with key industry bodies and organizations — and empowering our associates to support philanthropies of their choice — we’re making a greater impact at the local community level.

    The courage to do things differently

    From the beginning, Capital Group has been a company that's not afraid to be different and set ambitious goals. Founded during the Great Depression, we chose to set up on the West Coast rather than in the financial epicenter of Wall Street.

    Today, we’re bringing this same ambition to DE&I and are learning along the way. We’re challenging norms. We’re setting higher benchmarks. And we’re pushing for a more inclusive workforce. 

    To make a difference, we are not afraid to do things differently.

    Diverse teams of associates

    We want to hire and develop associates who can share their unique perspectives and experiences with Capital Group. The communities in which we live and work are an important source of that talent. That's why we partner with leading diversity organizations to reach underrepresented candidates.

    Our innovative development and outreach programs offer a path to advancement. And we're proud of our ongoing efforts to ensure pay equity throughout the entire organization.  

    Culture of belonging

    We're building a culture of belonging where all associates can thrive. We provide inclusive benefits and wellness programs to support early career team members, associates caring for aging loved ones, single parents, LGBTQ+ families, transgender associates and more.

    Leadership commitment and accountability

    At Capital Group, DE&I is as important as any other business priority. Our leaders must understand the relevant data, language and issues. Their charge is to create and sustain an inclusive environment for their team members.

    Accountability isn't only for our leaders. Beginning in 2021, every associate has a personalized DE&I performance objective included in their annual review process. 

    Impacting our communities

    Making a difference in our communities is a core part of our culture. This commitment spans all parts of our business, from individual efforts to the highest-level strategies. Many of our associates are active volunteers and donate generously to nonprofit organizations. We believe in responsible sourcing and supplier diversity. We also incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into our investment process. 

    Capital Communities

    We're proud that our Capital Communities represent diverse identities and interests. Approximately 70% of our global associates participate in at least one Community. These include race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, mental health and many more.

    Improving our culture.
    Impacting our community.

    As a global leader, we recognize that the world around us is changing, so we’re changing the way we invest — both in funds and in our people. When we create an environment of integrity, respect and true collaboration, our people can carry these principles from the company to their community.

    Industry leadership

    In 2021, Capital Group hosted its fourth Roundtable Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion. The event was a virtual assembly of 300 wealth managers, broker-dealers and DE&I practitioners representing 89 leading financial services firms in North America and Europe. Over two days, they shared best practices to advance and promote diversity and inclusive cultures across the industry. 

    Philanthropic commitment to advance racial equity

    In 2021, Capital Group donated $2.2 million to racial equity and social justice causes. We provided grants to more than 650 nonprofits dedicated to ending discrimination. This support has gone both to new organizations recommended by associates and to long-standing community partners.

    Promoting local, minority-owned businesses

    Supplier diversity and fair competition matter to us. That's why our corporate sponsorships help drive policy changes. These include the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Minority Supplier Development Council. 

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG)

    We believe ESG is key to successful investing. That's why we've integrated it into our investment process. Our commitment to ESG not only helps create a more sustainable world but can lead to better long-term results for investors.

    Recognition for the progress we’re making

    Leading institutions have taken notice of our commitment to creating a great workplace for all associates.

    Workplace mental health

    One Mind at Work Salus Award for Workplace Mental Health for 2021

    Employees' choice

    Glassdoor’s Top 100 CEOs for 2021
    Glassdoor's Best Places to Work for 2022


    Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for 2022
    (Received 100% in the Corporate Equality Index every year since 2018)

    Best companies for women

    Named one of the Best Companies for Women and Best Finance Companies for Women by Fairygodboss in 2019, 2020 and 2021

    Best places to work

    Pensions & Investments “Best Places to Work in Money Management” list for 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021

    Our partners in DE&I

    Update on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Get a more comprehensive look at how DE&I is shaping the future at Capital Group.

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