The FCA has D&I high on their agenda, they have published their sixth Annual Diversity Report, that fulfils part of their Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010 and related secondary legislation – Read more at https://edit.fca.org.uk/publication/corporate/annual-report-2018-19-diversity.pdf. This report outlines the strategy and approach, as well as key activities and successes, that have impacted the UK financial services sector.
We must address the social injustice in our communities and cannot remain silent – silence is simply unacceptable. We are committed to stand against the legacy of systemic bias, racism, and discrimination.
In addition to our current practices and approach, we have set up an internal Diversity and Inclusion committee, this group will review our practices and policies, and identify what actions we can take as a business and individuals to further support.
We are in a position where we can actively support our clients’ D&I strategies, and assist those clients that are culturally transitioning, by advising and working with them on their D&I hiring strategies. It is important that we address the under-representation of minority groups and to ensure a career in the financial services industry is appealing to the next generation of professionals.
We can actively promote to our clients the importance and commercial benefits of a working culture that is diverse and inclusive, not only in terms of the bottom line but also in terms of employee satisfaction, and hence the attractiveness of a company to potential employees.
It is important that we continue to support all our staff, that we provide our clients with diverse candidates and that we strengthen our voice and use it to inform and influence others. We are actively taking a step forward towards true equality.
It is the final day of the Danos 2020 Challenge for Charity, we took on the task of doing 20 Challenges in 20 Days, to raise money for Mind.
Six teams from around the globe competed in a Triathlon with a difference. Each team had to complete a 20 Minute Cycle, 2.0 km Run, and 200 Jumping Jacks, the times were then added together and verified, and the team with the quickest time won….
Congratulations Denis Spearman, Isabel Anchebe, and Jordan Locke, who came first place in the Global Team Triathlon.
Day 19 – 20 Minutes Boxing
The gloves are on today for the challenge – 20 Minutes Boxing.
Day 18 – 20 Pictures Of The Day
For the days challenge, the Danos team took 20 Pictures that reflected their day. There definitely seemed to be a lot of food!
Day 17 – 20 Minute FaceTime With A Loved One
It is important that during these restricted socialising times, that we keep in contact with loved ones, friends, clients and candidates. For today’s Challenge for Charity the Danos Team have spent some quality time with their families, albeit remotely!
Staying connected can help your mental health and will also brighten up the day for others – Just look at the joy this challenge has created.
Day 16 – 2.0 Meter Lego Tower
For today’s challenge the wider Danos family was enrolled to help build the 2.0 Meter Lego Towers – Very impressive.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week – The Danos team are showing their support by raising money for Mind, a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We are completing 20 Challenges in 20 Days to raise money for Mind. Today’s challenge a 20 minute dance party!
Day 14 – 20 Minutes Meditation
Today’s challenge 20 minutes of meditation, is focused on improving our mental health. Research shows that meditation can help you relax, which has a positive impact on your mental health.
Day 13 – 20 Press-Ups Every Hour Of The Day
Day 13 unlucky for some! The Danos team took on the press-up challenge, 20 press-ups every hour of the day, each person did at least 280 press-ups during the day. This challenge was completed across the globe in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Day 12 – 20 Keepie-Uppies
The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed until 2021, but there is no stopping the budding Danos footballers, as they tackle today’s challenge for charity – 20 Keepie-Uppies.
Give it ago yourself, how many keepie-uppies can you do?
Day 11 – Learn A 20 Word Sentence In A New Language
Today the Danos team went back to studying and learnt a new language – Dutch, Japanese and Hungarian!