Diversity & Inclusion
April 26, 2022

Women in Finance: Overcoming Obstacles and Scaling the Ladder

NeuGroup Insights’ Nilly Essaides and Société Générale’s Subadra Rajappa explore what needs to happen for more women to stay and advance in careers in finance. For every 100 men promoted to manager, only 86 women are promoted, according to McKinsey and Company’s Women in the Workplace 2021 report. But progress is being made, as 44% of companies have three or more women in the C-suite, which the report suggests could lead to gender parity in management roles within a decade.…
Capital MarketsDiversity & Inclusion
February 24, 2022

Searching for Authenticity: How Corporates Select Diversity Firms

Members compare notes and names as they outline the process for picking minority-owned brokerage firms.Authenticity and shared values are what many corporates prioritize when selecting diversity firms for capital markets transactions. That takeaway emerged at a meeting of the NeuGroup for Diversity and Inclusion working group last month featuring three panelists from different companies. “In identifying firms to work with, the most important aspect to us is the authenticity of the firm,” one panelist said. That means reviewing the diversity of…
BankingDiversity & Inclusion
March 30, 2021

Beyond Deposits: An FDIC Fund Aims to Boost Equity Capital at MDIs, CDFIs

Mission-Driven Bank Fund will offer corporates a way to infuse equity capital in banks serving minority communities. Corporations looking to make impactful investments in minority communities, but not through bank deposits, may want to consider a new partner: the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)—the federal agency that insures deposits. Representatives from the FDIC and a large asset manager that is acting in an advisory role described what’s being called the Mission-Driven Bank Fund (MDBF) at a recent meeting of NeuGroup’s…
BankingDiversity & InclusionInvestment Management
February 25, 2021

Treasury’s Key Role in ServiceNow’s Commitment to Racial Equity

ServiceNow has turned to RBC to create a $100 million fund to support Black homebuyers and communities.ServiceNow in late January unveiled a $100 million “racial equity fund”—in the form of a separately managed account— that will be managed by RBC Global Asset Management’s impact investing team. In mid-February, during Black History Month, ServiceNow senior treasury director Tim Muindi, who played a leading role in the process, described the project to other NeuGroup members who work at high-growth tech firms. ServiceNow…
Diversity & InclusionESGTechnology
February 16, 2021

Impact Investing: A Fintech Connecting Corporates with Communities

CNote helps companies including Mastercard connect with community development financial institutions.Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) have emerged as an effective and attractive tool for corporates initiating or accelerating their commitments to impact investing amid the broader push for diversity and inclusion (D&I). Members of NeuGroup’s Treasurers’ Group of Mega-Caps (tMega) recently heard how a women-led fintech called CNote is simplifying the process of connecting with CDFIs that, in turn, lend capital to borrowers in underserved communities.“CNote is moving money where…
Diversity & InclusionESGRegional
February 2, 2021

Walking the Talk on Diversity and Inclusion: One Company’s Steps

A member of NeuGroup’s European Treasury Peer Group outlines what his company is doing to promote D&I.The push for increased diversity, inclusion and social justice following the murder of George Floyd last year has rippled far beyond US borders. At a meeting of NeuGroup’s European Treasury Peer Group this fall, one member discussed his company’s conviction that now more than ever is the time “to further strengthen commitment to diversity and inclusion everywhere,” as his presentation put it.This company’s efforts,…