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Life at Capital Group
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation recently recognized Capital Group as a Best Place to Work for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
As detailed in HRC’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), Capital Group, along with a record-breaking number of other businesses, earned the CEI’s top score of 100. The CEI score is a national benchmarking tool that rates workplaces on LGBT equality. Scores are often referenced in the HRC Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality list and the HRC Buyers Guide, which influences the almost $1-trillion spending power of the LGBT community.
HRC rated 1,084 U.S. businesses and compiled the results through a combination of employee surveys and reviews of company policies and programs, including non-discrimination policies and employment benefits. “The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States,” said HRC President Chad Griffin, “they are applying these policies to their operations around the globe and impacting millions of people beyond our shores.”
In October, Sarah McBride, HRC’s National Press Secretary, visited Capital and met with members of CG Pride, our LGBT Capital Group Community, to discuss how HRC promotes LGBT acceptance within the workplace.
Submitting our workplace diversity practices to HRC for review came out of a grassroots effort, shepherded by CG Pride member Damon Dennis, Senior Asset and Corporate Action Analyst. “I felt all the progress we’ve made on our D&I efforts put us in a strong place for the CEI recognition—the 100% score is wonderful news!” exclaims Damon.
“This was our first time participating in the HRC survey, and achieving a 100% score is an affirmation that we’re taking the right steps to be more inclusive and showing leadership among our industry peers and other great employers,” reflects Jim Evans, HR Senior Manager and head of Capital Group’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
“At Capital, we’ve long valued respect for individuals, and we’re continually striving to have an environment in which all of us can bring our true, best selves to work,” Jim continues. “We recognize that even with a 100% score, there’s more work to be done. The work of diversity and inclusion is an ongoing effort.”