Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is at the core of who we are and what we do.

Diversity of thought, paired with a culture of inclusion, is vital when working with clients and customers who face increasingly complex challenges. It helps our business address society’s big concerns and makes Standard Life Aberdeen a great place to be, where people are valued for who they are.

It can achieve extraordinary results.

Sharing our progress

This year we published our first Diversity and Inclusion Report which shares some of our highlights from 2019 and outlines what you can expect to see in 2020 in beyond.

We know there is more we need to do but are proud with the progress we have made in partnership with our people, clients and customers, peers and our regulators.

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Our 2020-21 priorities

Part of our purpose

Attracting and developing diverse talent

Inclusive ways of working

Feeling included and valued everyday

What our people say about inclusion and diversity

Cindy Lewis
Cindy Lewis
Chief Financial Officer - Americas

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“Our ability to bring different perspectives to the table is how we can collectively steer the organization in different directions and challenge the status quo. Some of the most amazing ideas can come from conversations stemming from diversity of thought.”

Janine Flynn
Janine Flynn
Secretary, General Counsel’s Office

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"Inclusion is important for the business as it generates a welcoming environment for everyone. Knowing you are welcome at work without worrying about how people will treat you, makes for a happy workplace."

Stephen Fang
Head of Global Restructuring and Insolvency (IA) | Fixed Income

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“In addition to making financial business sense, an increasingly diverse workplace contributes to innovation, integration and retention. Our best ideas come about when our employees can be who they are.

As a company with a global footprint, we want our workplace and culture to be reflective of our clients and our regulators. Diversity and inclusion must therefore be core to our ethos.”

Vanessa Whitehead, Risk & Compliance Investments Technical Manager
Cultivating inclusive teams transcript (MS Word)

Robert McKillop, Global Head of Product & Client Solutions
More than just numbers transcript (MS Word)

“Standard Life Aberdeen is committed to diversity and inclusion in the broadest sense. We lead with inclusion because people perform better when they can be themselves. Creating this inclusive environment is a team effort. It requires strong support from leaders, who also enable their people to take a lead. Inclusion is about everyone”
Keith Skeoch CEO