Brandes Proud

 

Brandes is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) working environment for its employees that respects the authentic expression of their unique identities, one where they can thrive and realize their full potential. 

We’ve brought these convictions to life through internal and external management initiatives, affiliations and participation in public events that translate our good intentions into actions. We aim to capture them on this page.

Keeping the Firm Aligned with its DEI Vision

Brandes Proud ensures our leadership thinking and management practices are informed by DEI priorities. Led by two co-sponsors and an advisory board, it represents a diverse mix of employees and business functions and focuses on LGBT+ interests. Brandes Proud seeks and works to apply best-practice ideas, especially those backed by research and industry adoption. We believe Brandes Proud also advances our talent recruitment efforts and helps them stay aligned with our DEI ideals.

Email Signature Customization

Our employees are human beings (first) who choose to contribute their distinct capabilities to Brandes. Transgender, nonbinary or gender nonconforming individuals may use pronouns in self-reference that don’t match binary gender categories, preferring “they, them, theirs.” As of June 2022, our email signature template allows employees to specify their preferred pronoun to colleagues and external contacts. For staff members and those with whom we do business, this customization option speaks meaningfully about our DEI orientation.


Becoming a Member of LGBT Great

Brandes is a foundation-level member of LGBT Great, a global organization that specializes “in developing LGBT+ diversity and inclusion within the investment and savings industry.” Our affiliation in LGBT Great is a clear reflection of our concept of inclusive citizenship and places Brandes in the company of global firms with the same outlook. We think that DEI should be a key attribute of the global financial services community, to the benefit of our employees, clients and the investors who have entrusted their funds to us. We believe our membership signals to the talent pool within Brandes and to prospective employees that our DEI commitment is sincere.