The Black Talent Charter is much more than ‘just a charter’. It is a coalition of leading firms and businesses, who have pledged to work together across their sectors to develop and share expertise in the recruitment of Black talent and the creation of cultures, action plans and challenging but realistic targets to enable such talent to thrive and to realise its full potential. It is a unique blueprint for fundamental and lasting change in the financial and services sectors.
The blueprint is a three-year, tripartite plan which has been developed on the back of careful research with the assistance of leading management consultants. It was unveiled at a reception and presentation at the Mansion House on 29 June 2022.
The fundamental objective of the Charter is to bring about long-overdue and meaningful change through action led from the top of each firm by senior executives who are fully accountable for the delivery of progress measured against clear action plans and ambitious targets.
In this way, firms will be able to
Any organisation, institution, corporation, firm or association that believes in these basic principles and aspirations will wish to sign and publicly support the Charter. And those who have made public declarations of a commitment to respond to the global outcry against discrimination will be able to match their words with meaningful and measurable action.
Interest in the Charter is welcomed from all institutions, regulatory bodies, corporations, firms, and associations of any type and size.