In 2020, the banking sector employed 44,000 people. 44,000 people who each day give their very best to keep the sector moving forward and in tune with society's ever-changing needs. They deserve to work in an environment that respects them for who they are.
But what does inclusion really mean? It means being able to be unapologetically open about who you are, and feeling valued. And the more inclusive the workplace, the more room for diversity. This brings us to the goal of the sector: to reflect society.
This reflection is needed first and foremost for the quality of governance, decision-making and service of the sector. Diversity has a positive influence on the degree of innovation and creativity. The diverse range of clients also requires a diverse sector, not only for direct contact with the end client, but also at the top and all levels in between. In this way, the sector keeps close to what is going on and responds to the necessary condition for a relationship of trust with the client: recognisability.