The Carlyle Group Earns 100% Rating on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
Carlyle Designated: “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”
Washington, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has earned a 100% rating on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Carlyle joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
Carlyle Co-CEO William E. Conway, Jr. said, “A diverse and inclusive workplace enables us to attract the best talent and makes us better investors. Creating opportunity for everyone is an important part of Carlyle’s culture.”
Ian Fujiyama, Managing Director and Head of Carlyle’s Diversity & Inclusion Council, stated, “This honor is a reflection of the commitment Carlyle has made to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. While we are pleased with our progress, we know that this is a journey and there is still much work to be done.”
Jay Sammons, Carlyle Managing Director, said, “I am proud of the strides we have made in terms of equality for our LGBTQ colleagues. The firm’s commitment to earning the 100% CEI score reinforces Carlyle’s value system of integrity, citizenship, loyalty and respect for all employees.”
Out for Undergrad Executive Director Brandon Fail said, “The Carlyle Group has been a long-time partner of Out for Undergrad and shown tremendous support for LGBTQ people, especially at the outset of their careers. We are proud to see that the firm’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive culture are being recognized by the Human Rights Campaign.”
The 2018 CEI rated more than 5,000 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. Carlyle satisfied all of the CEI’s criteria, resulting in a 100% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
Overview of Carlyle’s Diversity & Inclusion Program:
- Established Diversity & Inclusion Council in 2013
- Seven Employee Resource Groups strengthen community of inclusion and respect: Women’s (DC & NYC), African American, LGBTQ, Veteran’s, Working Parent’s, Young Professionals
- Partner with world-class diversity organizations, such as Out For Undergrad, Toigo, SEO and Women in Technology
- The incoming 2018 U.S. Corporate Private Equity Associate class is 64% diverse by gender and race; each of the past four Associate classes has been at least 50% diverse by gender and race
- Women comprise 22% of senior positions (Principal-Partner) in the U.S.
- Women hold key senior positions, including Co-head of U.S. Buyout team, Head of the Investment Solutions Segment, Head of Global Technology & Solutions, Head of Global Tax, Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, General Counsel for Corporate Private Equity Investments
For more information on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $174 billion of assets under management across 306 investment vehicles as of September 30, 2017. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Investment Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy & power, financial services, healthcare, industrial, infrastructure, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,550 people in 31 offices across six continents.
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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