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AFB ESG Series: D&I – Ethnicity/Gender Pay Gap Reporting (How is the role of HR educating and adding strategic value to the transformation?)

What role do you play in building a truly diverse and inclusive workplace at your bank? Do you know the difference between pay gap reporting and equal pay?

All members of financial institutions have a crucial role to play in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is very much under the watchful eye of the FCA who have recently openly cited the importance of D&I in regulated firms. It is the role of key stakeholders, including HR and senior management to educate, ensure best practice and add strategic value to meet their firms’ D&I objectives.

Please note the AFB has a new website and member portal, you will need to log in to our member portal to complete your event registration.  The log in details you used previously on our old website will no longer work.

The AFB is delighted to partner with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP who will discuss with foreign banks how a renewed sense of urgency around D&I is transforming the workplace and why Ethnicity & Gender Pay Gap Reporting should be considered a regulatory issue.

Why attend?

The seminar will cover:

  •        The regulators increased focus on D&I – why is it a regulatory issue?
  •        Ethnicity & Gender Pay Gap Reporting – what is it and why does it exist?
  •        Approaching Pay Gap Reporting – the role of HR and other stakeholders in managing the pay gap reporting process and ensuring best practices

What can members implement Back@Bank after this virtual seminar?

The objective is to ensure you leave with practical and tangible insight into the evolving Ethnicity & Gender Pay Gap Reporting process, which will enable foreign banks to play their role in building a truly inclusive organisation Back@Bank. From attending this seminar you will gain a better understanding of:

  •        The regulators’ focus on D&I issues and what we can expect from them.
  •        The difference between pay gap reporting and equal pay.
  •        How pay gap reporting can help to highlight disparities and imbalances in representation.
  •        The importance of data in driving inclusivity in the workplace.
  •        How certain D&I initiatives can impact pay gaps.
  •        What best practices around reporting look like.

Who should attend?

This virtual seminar is for everyone who is interested in D&I, including CEOs, General Managers, Senior Leadership Teams and HR practitioners. All AFB members are encouraged to attend.

Speaker Biographies

Segun Osuntokun, Managing Partner London and BCLP Inclusion & Diversity Co-Chair, BCLP

Polly James, Partner and Leader, Financial Services Disputes and Investigations, BCLP

Catherine Turner, Senior Associate, Labor and Employment, BCLP

Claire Braybrooke-Gibbens, Head of Reward and Benefits – EMEA and Asia, BCLP

Logistics

Please note the AFB has a new website and member portal, you will need to log in to our member portal to complete your event registration.  The log in details you used previously on our old website will no longer work.  Your username is your email address, use the ‘Recover your log in details’ button as this will allow you to set a password.  Alternatively,  If you cannot remember your password, you can reset this hereor email sara.winter@foreignbanks.org.ukYou will receive details on how to join the session a few days before the event.

After the virtual seminar finishes at 10:15, members who wish to do so, can remain online for an extended Q&A session with BCLP. This session will be open until approximately 10:45 but can be extended to 11:00 depending on demand from members.

Cost:               No fee.  This event is included in AFB Membership

Format:           Virtual Seminar (Platform used: Webex Events)

Date:                Thursday 10 June 2021

Time:                09:00 to 10:15 – Virtual Seminar

                        10:15 to 10:45 – Optional extended Q&A

There will be ample opportunity for questions throughout the session, however, if you would like to submit a question before or have any specific questions or areas that you would like the virtual session to address, please send them to the AFB at secretariat@foreignbanks.org.uk as soon as practicable. The session will be held under the Chatham House Rule, in order to promote free and constructive discussion. You will receive details on how to join the virtual session a few days before the event.