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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Responsible Alpha, we uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, and diversity in all operations. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is integral to our mission and values as a responsible and ethical investment advisory firm.

 

On November 13, 2023, Responsible Alpha is pleased to become a signatory to the CFA Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code (DEI).

CFA Institute’s DEI Code


Responsible Alpha is a signatory to the CFA Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Code (DEI). We at Responsible Alpha are deeply committed to the following CFA Institute DEI principles:

  • Principle 1 – Pipeline: We commit to expanding the diverse talent pipeline.

  • Principle 2 –Talent Acquisition: We commit to designing, implementing, and maintaining inclusive and equitable hiring and onboarding practices.

  • Principle 3 – Promotion and Retention: We commit to designing, implementing, and maintaining inclusive and equitable promotion and retention practices to reduce barriers to progress.

  • Principle 4 – Leadership: We commit to using our position and voice to promote DEI and improve DEI outcomes in the investment industry. We will hold ourselves responsible for our firm’s progress.

  • Principle 5 – Influence: We commit to using our role, position, and voice to promote and increase measurable DEI results in the investment industry.

  • Principle 6 – Measurement: We commit to measuring and reporting on our progress in driving better DEI results within our firm. We will provide regular reporting on our firm’s DEI metrics to our senior management, our board, and CFA Institute.

 

Commitment

At Responsible Alpha, we are committed to:

  • Diversity: We embrace diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, and socio-economic background. We recognize that diverse teams lead to better decision-making and performance.

  • Equity: We strive to create an equitable workplace where all employees have equal opportunities for growth, advancement, and success, regardless of their background or identity. We are committed to fair and transparent recruitment, hiring, promotion, and compensation processes.

  • Inclusion: We foster an inclusive culture where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We promote open communication, collaboration, and teamwork across all levels of the organization.

  • Accessibility: We provide reasonable accommodation(s) to enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in our programs and activities. We are committed to creating a digital environment that is accessible to all.

  • Non-Discrimination: We maintain zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or bias of any kind and provide channels for reporting and addressing concerns. We adhere to the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, promoting integrity and ethical behavior in all aspects of our work.

Implementation

We will implement this DEI policy through the following:

  • Training: Providing quarterly diversity and inclusion training for all employees, emphasizing the importance of ethical conduct and professionalism.

  • Review: Quarterly reviewing and updating our HR policies and procedures to ensure alignment with DEI principles and CFA Institute's standards.

  • Candidates: Actively seeking diverse and best-fitting candidates for open positions and promoting diverse representation at all levels of the organization.

  • Participation: Actively encouraging employee participation in DEI initiatives focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Representation: Electing Responsible Alpha DEI representative by voting by Responsible Alpha Team members.

  • Alignment: Aligning DEI policies with pending B Corporation commitment.

  • Documentation: Documenting company culture and DEI activities.

  • Staff Resources Council: Placing Responsible Alpha DEI representative on three-person Staff Resources Council.

  • Board RepresentationPlacing Responsible Alpha DEI representative on Responsible Alpha Board of Directors.

  • DEI Code: A DEI Code will be developed over time that will delve into further specifications.

  • CFA DEI Code: DEI reporting will be conducted quarterly in accordance with the CFA DEI code and the Responsible Alpha amendments to this code.

 

Conclusion
 

At Responsible Alpha, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, ethical conduct, and diversity in all aspects of our operations. By embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion, we will continue to drive positive change and achieve our mission of building a sustainable and equitable future.

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