At M&G, we value and harness the benefits of different skills, experience, backgrounds and perspectives. We think these things create a better business and lead to a stronger investment performance, as well as building a workplace where everyone can achieve their potential.

Diversity at M&G

 

This is me - Jake's story

M&G’s This is Me campaign was created to mark World Mental Health Day. M&G Mind Matters is an open and inclusive employee network that aims to increase awareness and knowledge around mental health, and reduce stigma associated with mental health.

 

Diversity Project: Diversity 10 Point Action Plan

M&G is proud to have signed up to the Diversity Project’s 10 Point Action Plan

 

Women in Investments

Inspiring the next generation of young females.

Diversity partners

 

M&G is an active member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme.

 

Helping city professionals balance their home/family life with a progressive career.

 

Working together on all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.

 

Working together to raise disability awareness.

 

Students attended our one week Work Experience Outreach Programme through Speakers for Schools.

 

M&G collaborates with Prudential, a member of Business in the Community race and gender equality campaigns.

 

M&G is proud to champion the Diversity Project, an initiative supported by the Investment Association.

 

M&G offer support for talented professionals who have taken an extended career break.

 

M&G is proud to sponsor Dive In, the international festival for diversity and inclusion.

 

M&G is a founding patron and actively involved in the Lord Mayor’s Appeal initiatives.

M&G awards

Diversity events and initiatives

Employee engagement, networking and career development 

  • 92% of staff agree with the statement “M&G respects the individual differences (e.g. cultures, backgrounds, disabilities, sexual orientation) of its employees”

  • We’re a proud supporter of the ‘This is Me in the City’ campaign, an initiative led by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal – as part of this, Mind Matters ran several activities for Mental Health Awareness Week to highlight the importance of mental health and wellbeing

  • The M&G Pride & Allies community runs awareness sessions and training, as well as participating in community initiatives such as the Pride in London parade

  • We host Cityparents seminars throughout the year to help our employees balance their home/family life

  • A ‘Future of Work Community’ was created to consider how we should adapt working practices to meet the future needs of our employees, as our workforce becomes increasingly diverse, multi-generational and digitally enabled

  • All new employees go through an extensive induction process involving face-to-face inclusive behaviour training – from managers to trainees, these sessions are aimed at schooling new recruits in our core beliefs around inclusivity

  • M&G CAN (Cultural Awareness Network) aims to grow awareness and understanding of the diverse cultures we have in our workplace and in our business relationships, to celebrate those cultures and create and environment where everyone is comfortable bringing their true self to work, leading to better client outcomes

Widening access to the investment and savings industry 

  • We engage with young people and school-age students, to inspire them to consider a career in investment management and give them practical advice on how to get started – examples of our initiatives include M&G Graduate and Apprenticeship Insights Events, i2020 (focused on school leavers and graduates), Enabling Enterprise, Speakers for Schools, AuthentiCity (a cross-sector careers event for LGBT students)

  • We launched the Career Returners initiative to support people who are coming back to work following an extended career break, making sure they’re welcomed back into a supportive and flexible environment

Our commitment to diversity 

  • We’re proud to champion the Diversity Project, an initiative supported by the Investment Association which accelerates progress towards an inclusive culture in the investment profession – it aims to achieve diversity across all dimensions, including gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background, LGBTI+, age and disability

  • We are proud to be a part of the Real Estate Balance journey, which promotes and supports gender diversity in the real estate industry. Alex Jeffrey, Chief Executive of M&G Real Estate has signed up to the CEO Commitments for Diversity, alongside 50 other industry leaders. More details can be found here

  • Prudential signed the HM Treasury 'Women in Finance Charter', which aims to increase the number of women working in senior management in financial services companies – as part of the Prudential Group, we’re also fully committed to the target of 30% females in senior management by 2021

Testimonials

  • The prospect is daunting at first but it’s amazing how quickly you return into full work mode and your anxieties disappear.

    Véronique Chapplow,  Investment Specialist

  • By finding an employer who is understanding of your situation, your re-entry to the work force can be extremely rewarding.

    Craig Gregory,,  Senior Digital Marketing Manager

  • When looking for positions consider all routes: Consultants, direct with employer, through social media, through friends/school gate parents and through Women Returners.

    Tara Nelson,  Assistant Company Secretary

  • Reconnect with the people that you valued in your previous roles. Be flexible but true to yourself.

    Clare Taylor,  Training and Competency Coordinator

  • If you’re looking for flexibility in a new role, be open with prospective employers about this upfront.

    Philippa Deane,  Executive Search Manager