2020-2021 Annual Report: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity refers to the traits and characteristics that make people unique. At Aristotle,1 we strive to have team members represent different abilities, ages, countries, ethnicities, experiences, genders, learning styles, races, sexual orientations and other dimensions. We are committed to creating a culture of honesty, hard work, integrity and intellectual curiosity. We seek employees who represent a wide breadth of backgrounds, experiences and outlooks on the world, as we believe this is critical for growth and allows us to provide excellent service to our clients.
Formed the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council to actively listen to employees on DEI needs and expectations, bring more DEI awareness and education to the firm, measure and monitor progress toward our goals as a firm, and spearhead initiatives to promote social justice and mobility in our communities. Since its formation, the DEI Council has organized a Diversity 101 webinar on unconscious bias, cultural education, and allyship; distributed a four-part education series on Black history; organized a mentorship-focused women’s panel, and; has provided various newsletters with educational literature and resources related to DEI topics requested by employees.
We are committed to…
Ensuring Aristotle is a workplace where every employee feels welcomed, respected, supported and valued. We seek to embrace diversity and create the conditions for everyone to thrive. We are committed to improved communication implementing a quarterly newsletter and an annual report, producing more DEI education opportunities, and collaborating more with employees to ensure Aristotle’s culture is inclusive for everyone. An annual survey will be distributed along with the DEI annual report inviting new members and volunteers.
1 The term Aristotle is used to represent the family of affiliates that is comprised of Aristotle Capital Management, LLC (Aristotle Capital); Aristotle Capital Boston, LLC (Aristotle Boston); Aristotle Credit Partners, LLC (Aristotle Credit); and Aristotle Atlantic Partners, LLC (Aristotle Atlantic), which collectively operate under a unified platform known as Aristotle. Each firm is an independent investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. Shared services business functions are conducted by affiliate Aristotle Capital, which supports all Aristotle investment teams.