Callan, a leading institutional investment consulting firm, announced that CEO and Chief Research Officer Greg Allen joins more than 900 CEOs pledging to take action to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ coalition.
“We are proud to become signatories in this unique collective,” said Allen. “It is important for us and our industry to ultimately reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve. We are mindful that this is an evolutionary process, and that it requires thoughtful and proactive attention.”
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Since the firm’s founding in 1973, Callan has taken steps to develop diverse talent and to ensure gender diversity at all levels–including mentoring and promoting numerous women into senior roles. Today, 52% of Callan’s management committee and 57% of employees are female and/or diverse. The firm also launched Callan Connects in 2010, which became the first-of-its-kind program developed by an investment consulting firm to engage emerging investment managers and diverse-, women-, and disabled-owned firms.
“A commitment to diversity has always been at the foundation of our firm, and we are setting the bar even higher in days to come,” said Lauren Mathias, senior vice president and co-chair of the Callan Inclusion Committee. “We are continuing to proactively promote and recognize women and people of other diverse backgrounds, and taking a leadership role to keep diversity at the forefront of conversation throughout the industry.”