BNY Mellon has been named a best practice company for Asian Pacific American (APA) employee resource groups (ERGs) as part of the 2016 Asian Pacific American Employer Awards. Presented by Asia Society, the awards honor companies at the forefront of promoting APA employees and global diversity. Josephine Shin, Senior Vice President – Deputy U.S. High Yield Portfolio Manager at Alcentra, a BNY Mellon boutique, accepted the award on behalf of BNY Mellon at the 8th Diversity Leadership Forum at the Asia Society.
BNY Mellon’s employee and business resource groups (ERGs and BRGs) bring people together on the basis of shared attributes, interests or experiences. One in five BNY Mellon people globally are members of one or more of our resource groups. IMPACT, BNY Mellon’s BRG for the recruitment, retention, professional development and advancement of multicultural talent, including APA employees, has more than 3000 members globally. Learn more about BNY Mellon’s ERGs and BRGs at BNYMellon.com and in our People Report.
“IMPACT engages Asian Pacific Americans in a multicultural network that supports and strengthens their voices in an inclusive culture and creates the conditions for them to advance and succeed at BNY Mellon,” said Samir Pandiri, CEO of BNY Mellon’s Asset Servicing business and Global Chair of IMPACT. “Asia Society’s recognition of IMPACT affirms the value the group provides and the difference it makes for our talent and our company.”
“Asian Pacific Americans have contributed immensely to the success of U.S. businesses. As a best practices company, BNY Mellon understands recognizing and developing these employees is a prerequisite for attracting and retaining top talent that drives the ongoing success of its business,” said David Whitelaw Reid, Executive Director for Global Talent Initiatives at Asia Society. “Asian Pacific American professionals win, too, with opportunities to thrive in an inclusive culture that supports and advances Asian leadership.”
The awards are based on the results of the Asian Pacific Americans Corporate Survey, a national benchmark study about the growth, development and advancement of APA employees in Fortune 500-level companies. Winners are selected based on a statistical analysis of internal employee surveys distributed to APAs.