Inclusion and diversity starts with our own organization

Inclusive and diverse workplaces are better for business. We strive to create and maintain an authentically inclusive business with open minds and reduced barriers to entry. We define diversity as representing the societies in which we operate, and recognize that inclusion and diversity combined create value for us through innovation and productivity.

Richard Madden
Richard Madden CEO, DC Advisory UK
Executive Sponsor for Inclusion and Diversity

“An inclusive environment is central to our purpose. We want to foster an inclusive and diverse culture that not only reflects the communities we operate in but also creates diverse thinking.”

Our targets

One of our core areas of focus has been improving gender parity across our teams and we have set ambitious targets to improve our gender representation. We are working hard to develop further targets for other areas of inclusion and diversity.

1. Increase women bankers to 25% by 2025

2. Increase women bankers to 30% by 2030

How we are delivering on our pledge

We listen carefully to our employees’ views and experiences - whilst benchmarking ourselves and keeping abreast of industry best practice - to create programmes to improve inclusion & diversity at DC Advisory.

Creating an inclusive culture

Creating open forums for discussion, collaboration, and action through our international affinity groups.

international affinity groups
members in our international affinity groups

Measuring our inclusion & diversity

Gathering insight from our annual International Employee Survey to understand employee inclusion & diversity.

Increasing minority representation

Working with our recruiters to increase or understand how to increase applications from diverse candidates across four core diversity areas, including ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and socio-economic backgrounds to ensure we represent the societies we operate in.

Changing the face of our industry

Partnering with skills and education organisations that improve access to financial services.

young people supported through our UK partnership with Future Frontiers in 2022

Our international affinity groups

As part of our commitment to wellbeing and inclusion, DC Advisory has four international affinity groups – building connections and shaping the future of the business to ensure an equitable experience across our offices, for everyone.


DC ROSE is our international affinity group for LGBTQIA+ employees and allies. The community provides a secure space with support and resources, and a forum for discussion to recommend business changes to senior leadership to maintain an LGBTQIA+ friendly culture.


DC BRIDGE is our international network for ethnic minority employees and allies. The community provides secure space with support and resources, and a forum for discussions around the topics impacting our employees from ethnic minority backgrounds.


DC GOLD is our international women bankers’ network. This is an international networking forum, responsible for discussing experiences and consulting with senior leadership on company policies and procedures to deliver an equitable DC experience for all.


DC BLU is our international business partners’ network - who play a critical role in the success of our business. The group provides an opportunity to exchange best practice, experiences and ultimately ensure an equitable experience for all DC employees – irrespective of role or remit.


DC OPAL is our international affinity group focused on the retention and acquisition of talent from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. The purpose of the group is to build an inclusive international community for our employees from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. 

Latest reduced inequalities activity

DC Advisory UK partners with Future Frontiers'

22 volunteers from across our team each supported a young person 1:1 for a total of up to 6 hours of online coaching. During this period, coaches provided young people with an invaluable space to explore their interests, discover inspiring careers and plan their next steps. 

Read about the full partnership here >

DC Advisory announces partnership with Out in Finance

The partnership, facilitated by DC Advisory’s international LGBTQIA+ group, DC ROSE, is part of DC Advisory’s wider commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reducing Inequalities, and the firm’s mission to create an authentically inclusive workplace with reduced barriers to entry. 

Read the full press release here > 

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