WHY 

incorporating

 a diversity mindset into

investment decisions

leads to higher portfolio returns

Financial performance

At least no performance difference, evidence of higher business performance and higher fund returns.

Higher Investment Return

Lower competition offers lower bid-up deal prices, and significant open opportunities for investment.

The risk of not 

With diversity on the agenda for institutional and individual investors, questions are currently asked on the diversity of the investor team. The rapid introduction of the questions, has left many firms with a challenge to catch up.

 

The next step will be the diversity of investment portfolio, for performance gains, for the avoidance of group think in management, alongside diversification of portfolio risk and reputational risk.

Drivers of future growth

A diverse leadership team is a significant indicator for current, and future prospects, of financial business performance.

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Diverse leadership teams, in study after study,

correlate with higher financial company performance.

FUND

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

1

Private equity portfolio received a financial boost from diverse led investments

Calvert Impact Capital

BUSINESS

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

’Delivering through Diversity, McKinsey 2018

Innovation through diversity .... how?

 
 

3

In the VC world, female led businesses show

returns of 20% more revenue

with 50% less money invested

Yet, male entrepreneurs 86% more likely to be funded

Untapped Unicorns, 

Barclays, 2017

4

 

For every $1 in funding,

female entrepreneurs generate $0.78 in revenue

compared to $0.31 by male entrepreneurs

BCG & MassChallenge, 2018

Causation or Correlation

The wealth of evidence offers up a causation or correlation debate,

or can prompt us to seek further granularity on sector and size,

yet the overriding rational remains.

Performance and returns provided by diverse and female led 

businesses are not reflected in current investment levels. Offering an untapped opportunity for investors.

FOCUSED ON DRIVERS OF

GROWTH, CUSTOMERS & TALENT

Is the X chronosome the X factor in leadership?

Find out why businesses led by women are outperforming the market,  EY 2018

 

REFLECT & UNDERSTAND

THE TALENT POOL THEY DRAW FROM

& THE CUSTOMERS THEY SERVE 

The future of work 

flexibility, purpose, collaboration, 

Diverse leadership teams see higher employee satisfaction and attract top talent

EY 2018

Ann Pickering, Chief of Staff,

 O2

Under 30s ask for flexibility, trust and work mobility, before salary.

60% of graduates are women

in the UK and globally

for the last 30 years

34% of millennials have left a job because it wasn't flexible

FlexJob 2017

CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS ARE INCREASINGLY DIVERSE

 

Businesses that expect to keep up with their fast-changing customer demands, 

require leadership teams with the diversity to match the external environment.

65% of discretionary spend decisions

made by women

75% by 2028

McKinsey 2018

An under-estimation of the market that women represent,

has led to an under-investment in

businesses with products and services aimed at the female market.

 

Providing an investment opportunity for those who do invest.

Opportunities for the taking

for example

nVision

Offers an early detection for ovarian cancer.

Originally dismissed by investors as 'niche' and 'a women's issue'.

 

Exit value $275m

 
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