Embracing our leadership role in the industry to progress DEI objectives
We are creating partnerships to drive our industry forward
HarbourVest leads by example and advocates for the increased adoption of DEI best practices across private markets. We also believe advocating for the importance of DEI alongside external partners at the forefront of this work is an important step in raising awareness and having a positive impact within the industry. We partner, and several HarbourVest team members are actively engaged in leadership positions, with the following organizations focused on advancing varying DEI initiatives:
We are honored to have been recognized for our DEI work, including:
Top 10 Most Inclusive PE Firm8
LP Diversity & Inclusion Leader of the Year9
8 As of March 2022. Equality Group’s Inclusive Top 20 PE & VC Index is a comprehensive evaluation tool that analyses fund performance on inclusion, diversity, and equity over the past 12 months. The Index includes 400 global private equity and venture capital groups each with a minimum of $1bn in assets under management. The data is sourced from multiple publicly available information sites, including fund websites, social media channels, published articles and reports. The index covers six core categories: leadership, actions and policies, work-life balance, inclusive team, explicit I&D support and additional public information. Within these categories, there are a total of 22 inclusion and diversity sub metrics. There are a total of 45 points available in the Inclusive Index. Equality Group has applied variable weightings to individual categories to reflect the most impactful data points across the core categories, as informed by the latest academic research.
9 D&I category nominations are put forward by Real Deals’ panel of LP judges who then deliberate on the winner. This award recognizes excellence in the LP communities with respect to companies who have made a real difference to improving D&I within their firm, at portfolio company level and in the wider investment community. For more information on the award and methodology visit: https://lnkd.in/eNWkjBAF
While we believe our DEI efforts have been impactful for our teams, our communities, and our clients, we recognize this is not the time for complacency. There is more work to be done, and we look forward to what is yet to come.