BNY Mellon was recently a presenting sponsor for The Boston Business Journal’s Leaders in Diversity Awards annual event, which honors companies that have successfully established diversity programs that have created measurable opportunity and change. Atul Varma, chief financial officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management, spoke on the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Varma noted, “In this international marketplace, we look to our workforce to provide creative insights and innovative solutions to meet the wide-ranging needs of our clients. To serve our stakeholders, we aim to have the very best talent and to provide an engaging and inclusive environment that leverages diversity and differences, so that all of our employees can thrive.”
In 2014, BNY deployed a refreshed global diversity and inclusion strategy across the company, using a new governance model and measurement framework to embed the approach across all regions. The strategy is grounded in five strategic priorities that come together to support BNY Mellon’s vision of promoting an inclusive and respectful environment. These priorities are:
• Enhance diverse talent acquisition capabilities
• Continue to increase management awareness and training
• Promote culture change
• Support distinctive key talent development and experiences
• Advance client relationships/business development
“I’m proud to work for a company that not only says that it’s committed to diversity and inclusion, but can also prove it with nearly 100 percent of our employees completing our first global diversity training program,” concluded Varma.