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Race Equality Matters was formed in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement to turn declarations of commitment and support from organisations and individuals into meaningful change in racial equality both in the workforce & in society.

A not for profit community interest company, Race Equality Matters is founded by Green Park and The Collaboratory in collaboration with a cohort of minority-owned organisations with a passion for diversity, inclusion & equality and with a track record in moving the dial.

We are proud to be supported by many different sponsors including our Lifetime Visionary Partner; BT.

Green Park

Green Park is an award-winning consultancy that offers Executive Search, Interim Management, Board Advisory, Diversity & Inclusion and Managed Service People Solutions across the private, public and third sectors.

Championing diversity and inclusion, Green Park is changing the face of leadership by helping organisations think differently about talent in the UK’s top boardrooms.

Green Park’s aim is to help organisations to attract, identify, develop, and retain trusted, inclusive, authentic and, most of all, highly effective leaders from different backgrounds to leverage the power of collective difference.

In 2019, Green Park placed a new diverse leader on a board every 8 days. Our goal is to make that a daily occurrence by 2025!

For more information visit their site.

The Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is a catalyst for a movement of social innovation. It brings together specialised skills from the commercial and not-for-profit organisations, allowing both sides to work together to come up with solutions that tackle the problems that really matter.

The Collaboratory takes on not for profits and society’s BIGGEST problems to make a real ‘impact,’ believing that the most important step in fueling change is #actionnotwords.

The Collaboratory have made it happen by linking the right people together and putting in place the key pieces to help solve problems that really matter.

This includes creating new campaigns, creating new interventions to help those charities are trying to help, creating mass movements of change and helping create funding and income streams for the future.

For more information visit their site.

BT

BT is a multinational telecommunications company. Recognising the prejudice their ethnic minority employees continue to face in many aspects of their lives they have joined Race Equality Matters to help make practical, real life solutions to accelerate change.

We look forward to working together.

 

For more information visit their site 

Data and Marketing Association

The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) is the driving force of intelligent marketing.

Guided by their customer-first principles enshrined in the DMA Code, they champion a rich fusion of technology, diverse talent, creativity, research and insight to set standards for the UK’s data and marketing community to meet in order to thrive.

We deliver this mission through a fully integrated, classroom-to boardroom approach that supports you, your team and your business at every stage of your development.

With over 1,000 corporate Members, they are Europe’s largest community of data-driven marketers.

For more information visit their site.

HS2

HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

The construction of the new railway is split into three phases – Phase One linking London and the West Midlands; Phase 2a linking the West Midlands and the North via Crewe; and Phase 2b completing the railway to Manchester and Leeds.

 

For more information visit their site.

Flair

Flair helps organisations track racial inclusivity and awareness through anonymous surveys on racial issues. Their algorithms sift through each survey response, creating a report and dashboard that summarise key strengths, concerns and suggested actions to build a racially inclusive and aware culture. The surveys are designed to be repeated over time, letting you track your organisations levels of racial inclusivity and awareness, and see how performance compares to other organisations.

For more information visit their site.

AVIVA

You may know of Aviva as an insurance business, but they’re also a leading savings and retirement business. About 15.5 million people in the UK choose us to protect their belongings and help plan their future.

Aviva also support communities through their partnerships with the British Red Cross, Stonewall, and many more causes across the UK through the Aviva Community Fund, their employees have made a difference at home and abroad.

For more information visit their site.

AggioSergeant

AggioSergeant delivers Life Science leadership that brings your vision to life. They connect extraordinary businesses with outstanding people.

You create extraordinary science. They engage their global network to build your exceptional leadership team that will bring your vision to life.

As your company grows your culture will evolve and their mission is to deliver exceptional talent for each stage of your growth.

They have been building successful Life Science teams that deliver ROI since 1983. Measuring their success by your success.

 

For more information visit their site.

Edelman

Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give their clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Their honours include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

For more information visit their site.

Diversity UK

Diversity UK is an equality charity that aims to research, advocate and promote ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Britain. It is an evidence-based initiative that seeks to influence policy, enhance civic engagement and improve the perception of the minority ethnic community in Britain.

It delivers its objectives through its website and newsletters and aims to undertake research, raise awareness, facilitate debates, host roundtable meetings, participate in consultations and monitor progress in public appointments.

Founded in 2012, Diversity UK is a registered charity (No: 1155189) in England & Wales.

For more information visit their site.

Media Trust

Media Trust, as a charity, works in partnership with the media and creative industry to give marginalised groups and young people a stronger voice. They encourage the media and creative industry to share their time, knowledge and creativity to benefit charities, under-represented communities and young people. Working together, they amplify charities’ voices by developing their communication and digital skills to help them connect better with their audiences. They also create and run unique programmes to encourage young, diverse talent to develop their confidence, passions and talents for the work place.

For more information visit their site

Rare Recruitment

Rare is a multi-award winning diversity company. Rare produces software products including Hemisphere, the online unconscious bias training platform, and the Contextual Recruitment System, which allows employers to put candidates’ achievements in context. It also sources, develops and places ethnic minority candidates for elite graduate schemes.

Rare works with all five Magic Circle law firms, the top three global strategy consulting firms, two of the world’s top three investment banks, and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Rare has over 20,000 candidates on its books, and its contextualised recruitment software has processed over 750,000 graduate job applications.

For more information visit their site

The Governance Forum

The Governance Forum, (TGF) consists of specialist organisations working together to deliver exceptional standards in the whole area of governance.

The main aim of the forum is to encourage organisations in the private, public and voluntary sector to think more strategically about the benefits and importance of effective governance. The forum provides a practical approach to building a firm governance structure and helps such organisations to operate to the best of their ability.

TGF provides leadership solutions to strengthen the capacity of the board, delivering exceptional standards in the areas of high performance leadership, strategic thinking and practical approaches based on years of experience in this sector, when implementing firm governance structures throughout the organisation.

For more information visit their site

Kick It Out

Kick It Out is English football’s equality and inclusion organisation. Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football.

For more information visit their site

Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid England’s mission is to train one in ten people in mental health awareness and skills.

Through their training and campaigning, they equip people with the skills they need to support their own and others’ wellbeing.

MHFA England offer a range of evidence-based face to face and digital learning, from awareness raising to skill development. Their courses empower people to notice signs of mental ill health, and encourage them to break down barriers, listen in a non-judgemental way, and signpost to support for recovery.

For more information visit their site

CBI

CBI believe that business has the power to do good and to make a difference. When the economy booms, society prospers, and every business plays a part in protecting and growing that economy. They create opportunities, build, innovate and cultivate a better future for the next generation. That’s the true purpose of business and it’s the CBI’s purpose too.

 

For more information visit their site

ELBA

East London Business Alliance builds the connection between businesses and local communities, bringing the time, skills and resources of the private sector, to help build the capacity of local organisations, support young people in education and place people into employment in London. ELBA makes community investment easier, more effective and more rewarding. The face of London is changing and ELBA’s 100+ corporate partners are at the heart of these changes. In the last year, ELBA helped place over 700 people into work in London through its award-winning employment programme, delivered over 16,000 business volunteers into the community, and worked with over 500 local organisations in east London.

For more information visit their site

SHIFT25

SHIFT25 is a new campaign led by a group of senior and influential Black and BAME professionals and business organisations, following the shocking murder of George Floyd and unfolding events in the USA and the reaction to injustice around the world.

Despite our efforts at home in programmes, initiatives, charities and movements to improve the UK’s track record on diversity in recruitment and progression, we have to acknowledge and accept that it has not been enough. Whilst each individual effort in its own right has validity and value, we choose this moment in time to make changes that lie within our influence and we accept that what we have done so far is insufficient.

We are calling our campaign SHIFT25 – we are calling for a fundamental shift – and for it to happen quickly, by 2025.

We know that this is a time for greater joint action. We believe that we as individuals, our organisations, and the power of senior Black and BAME professionals, together with London’s business community can and should do more to make London the kind of city and economy that our young people deserve.

For more information visit their site

WHY GET INVOLVED

It is good for business; it is good for your employees and it is good for your community.

We have mental health awareness week, we have breast cancer awareness month, we have carers week and black history month, but we don’t have anything for all Races united.

As Lord Mayor of the City of London, diversity and inclusion was at the heart of my role. I'm glad to say that we have seen some progress, particularly on gender and LGBTQ+ b ut we know there is much more to do, especially on race. Race Equality Week, such a simple but brilliant concept, provides everyone with the perfect opportunity to keep the momentum for change going, and even accelerating. Dame Fiona Woolf DBE, DL Former Lord Mayor of London (2013/2014)

As Lord Mayor of the City of London, diversity and inclusion was at the heart of my role. I'm glad to say that we have seen some progress, particularly on gender and LGBTQ+ but we know there is much more to do, especially on race. Race Equality Week, such a simple but brilliant concept, provides everyone with the perfect opportunity to keep the momentum for change going, and even accelerating. Dame Fiona Woolf DBE, DL Former Lord Mayor of London (2013/14)

With organisations and individuals more open to have honest conversations and with public declarations of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, we have a real opportunity to turn this moment into meaningful change for the future of the workplace & wider society. Through Race Equality Matters we intend to empower and amplify the voice of ethnic minority employees and provide organisations, networks and individuals with the insight, tools and resource to drive effective action for sustainable change. Raj Tulsiani CEO & Co-Founder | Green Park

Many people have never heard their employers talk about race. That’s why we created the Race Fairness Commitment – a set of measures including talking about race in every induction and exit interview. We support Race Equality Week as driver of more conversations about racial justice, and commitments to real change. Raphael Mokades Founder and Managing Director | Rare

Diversity UK is pleased to be a founding partner of the Race Equality Matters because progress on improving race representation at all levels in corporate life, civil society and the public sector in Britain has been too slow. We all need to work towards building back the trust and support of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised and Race Equality Matters is the ideal flag bearer for this progress. Lopa Patel Chair | Diversity UK

Race Equality Week provides a real opportunity for each of us to be a force for good Dominic Christian Global Chairman | Reinsurance Solutions, Aon

Race Equality Week has the potential to be game-changing in the way it combines conscious allyship with a strong peer network - we've seen how powerful this combination can be in other scenarios and it's exciting to see it applied to tackling race in the workplace Su-Mei Thompson CEO | Media Trust

Why do we need Race Equality Week? Quite simply because we do not have race equality and, until we do, we have to do everything we can to achieve it through the kind of action and collaboration that Race Equality Week can mobilise. I urge every organisation to participate. Nicholas Cheffings Senior Counsel | Hogan Lovells

I'm passionate about helping football to be a game where people of all backgrounds feel welcome and included from the terraces to the pitch, to the boardroom. Race Equality Matters also shares this vision, so we’re looking forward to working together in our mission to make football a game for everyone. Sanjay Bhandari Chairman | Kick it Out

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