Our Differences Make All the Difference

Jyoti Chopra

From the Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability, Jyoti Chopra

BNY Mellon is the Investments Company for the World. We don’t just say this; we live it. And, while we celebrate our industry leadership, we take to heart the critical role we play in supporting a vibrant, global financial system.

Improving lives through investing is our vision and helping people realize their full potential is our mission. Our business is managing, growing and preserving assets. We don’t leave asset performance to chance. That’s why we apply the same rigor, prioritization and focus to our best assets: our people. Developing the next generation of leaders who can help us achieve our aspirations — on a global scale — drives our commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the best talent.

Over the course of my career, I’ve witnessed the power of diversity and inclusion, resulting in the flourishing of both organizations and individuals. There are numerous studies revealing diversity and inclusion’s positive impact on financial performance. This growing body of evidence is fueling change, creating new, oftentimes unwritten, rules and expectations for the workplace and the workforce. Those companies that are able to harness diversity and inclusion – to think differently, to learn and adapt quickly, to create uncommon solutions – will be able to turn today’s difficult challenges into tomorrow’s game-changing opportunities.

At BNY Mellon, we’re evolving the conversation beyond representation numbers and visible differences to focus on talent as a competitive advantage. To compete — and win — in today’s complex world requires being able to tap into new growth paths, to learn constantly and to move nimbly to anticipate and seize every available opportunity. We’re placing emphasis and energy on spotting people with high potential and building a deep well of diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds that will drive and sustain innovation, agility and transformation. Our efforts encompass goals for improving our employees’ experience and our company’s performance. We’re also invested in helping the financial services industry, overall, expand and diversify talent pipelines and attract the best people to contribute to continued growth and prosperity.

It’s been more than 230 years since Alexander Hamilton founded our company. Today we are more than 50,000-strong, serving clients in more than 35 countries and over 100 markets around the world. Many would say BNY Mellon is at the top of our game. But, we know staying a leader and thriving for generations to come depends on making smart decisions on talent. We are invested in our people. Our ambitious, global team embodies the diversity — and potential — of today’s world. Together, we are helping to shape the future of finance.

If you don’t already know us, we hope you’ll take some time to explore what we have to offer. We look forward to working with you.

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