Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Guiding Principles

A mission statement for the Investment Office’s work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Students in Professor Chaney's class.

An expanded office of institutional diversity and equity and supportive donor gifts are key elements of the College's DEI investment.

Guiding Principles

  • We believe Dartmouth’s Investment Office can be a catalyst for positive change in the investment management industry.
  • The investment management industry can make considerable progress given the underrepresentation of diverse-owned firms. For example, according to one study by the Knight Foundation, women- and minority-owned firms manage well under 5% of industry assets. Our engagement can contribute to the evolution of the industry.
  • The diversity within our Investment Office team is a strength. We are encouraged by the gender representation in our office but are cognizant of the opportunity to include other underrepresented groups.
  • We believe we can have an impact by strengthening our efforts within the Investment Office and engendering change through collaboration with existing and prospective managers.
    • Ensure that the Investment Office is well equipped to recruit and retain a diverse staff
    • Use our investment knowledge to advance the educational mission of the College through internships, job shadows, and engagement with students and alumni
    • Engage with existing managers to understand their approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion topics and work jointly to share best practices
    • Continue to ensure that manager pipeline includes diverse and inclusive organizations
    • Expand data collection on diversity, equity, and inclusion characteristics both in existing portfolio investments and pipeline managers
  • We will commit ourselves to constant improvement through learning, listening, and incorporating best practices.
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