LGBT Diversity is the “Final Frontier” of corporate diversity. The LGBT Diversity Fund is a Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Equity Fund which invests in companies screened from an LGBT diversity perspective. The Fund will target investment in those companies that maintain higher standards of corporate governance and that seek to support LGBT diversity and the benefits it can create amongst its workforce and in its business dealings, both B2B and B2C, as well as increasingly in the context of bidding for public sector procurement contracts. At the core of the Fund is a belief and central investment thesis that truly inclusive companies will gradually outperform their peers.
The LGBT Diversity Fund is seeking to achieve market-plus returns, by targeting stocks likely to benefit from enhanced performance from its employee base and LGBT consumer support. Both LGBT Diversity and Socially Responsible Investing are at the core of the Fund’s every move:
LGBT Diversity can achieve stronger returns
- Greater awareness driving companies to embrace diversity
- Investment pressure on companies for diversity
- Potential shareholder activism