Sustainability and Inclusion

At Core-Asset Consulting, we put ethics above everything. Acting with integrity is fundamental to the way we work, and we recognise that our responsibilities extend beyond profitability. Embracing sustainability and inclusion is about creating lasting value for all our stakeholders, including our employees, clients, investors, and the communities we serve.

We have a strong commitment to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), as well as to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles. Our all-female senior management team drives our commitment to sustainability and inclusion, supported by a diverse team that works to embed these principles into our operations, shaping our actions and decisions every day.

We’re sharing our progress — and the work that remains — so you can join us on this journey.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diverse teams drive innovation, creativity, and better decision-making, leading to improved business outcomes. Over the past decade, the industry has come to understand the value that diversity brings to the sector. A business lacking in diversity can suffer from ‘groupthink’, leading to stifled innovation, and a business that is not reflective of wider society and the customers it serves.

People shape businesses, and businesses, in turn, impact the world we live in. By embracing diverse, equitable, and inclusive recruitment processes, businesses not only enhance their performance but also contribute to a more equal society, so we ensure that this approach is woven into every step of the candidate journey.

For clients, we provide:

- Inclusive job advertising: We craft job postings to be free from bias and attractive to all candidates, ensuring inclusivity in our hiring process.

- Consultant training: Our consultants receive ongoing training to recognise and counteract biases, ensuring fair recruitment practices.

- Accessible requirements: We advise clients on making job requirements more accessible and advocate for transparent salary disclosures to encourage a diverse pool of applicants.

- Bespoke reporting: Our custom DE&I reports provide anonymised data, helping clients understand and improve their DE&I efforts.

- Strategic partnerships: We collaborate with aligned organisations who are driving change, including Progress Together, Future Asset and The Social Mobility Foundation to enhance diversity in the financial sector.

For candidates, we offer:

- Personalised support: We build long-term relationships with candidates, understanding their goals and supporting them throughout the recruitment process.

- Interview preparation: We offer extensive interview support, especially for neurodiverse candidates, to ensure they feel confident and prepared.

- Feedback: We provide feedback opportunities to all candidates, fostering confidence and continuous improvement, particularly for women reapplying for roles.

- Encouragement: We actively support underrepresented candidates, helping them see and realise their true potential.

“Core-Asset’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion transformed our recruitment process, bringing us a diverse, highly qualified candidate pool, and then supporting us to ensure that the selection process was equitable so that everyone had the opportunity to succeed in it." – Chief People Officer, Global Asset Manager

Join us in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Whether you are a client looking to enhance your DE&I efforts, or a candidate seeking career support, we are here to help.

Our Commitment to ESG

At Core-Asset Consulting, we believe in the power of sustainable and ethical business practices. Our commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles is deeply embedded in our core values and drives our mission to make a positive impact on our clients, candidates, and the wider community.

Celebrating Our Achievements

  • Ecovadis Gold Rating: We're proud to have achieved a a gold rating for our sustainability efforts, with a score of 90% for our ethics. Read more about Ecovadis’ rating system here.
  • Net Zero Commitment: As a member of the SME Climate Hub, we're dedicated to reaching net zero emissions by 2050.
  • Carbon Emissions Reporting:  We've taken significant steps by starting to report our net carbon emissions, paving the way for a greener future.

Our Goals for the Future

  • Renewing Our Ecovadis Assessment: We aim to maintain and exceed our current score with Ecovadis.
  • Reducing Our Digital Carbon Footprint: We're committed to a 20% reduction in digital storage, promoting a more sustainable digital environment.
  • Sustainable Supply Chain:   We're working to ensure our suppliers share our commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.

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Carousel of case studies

(highlights from Industry Insight & News section)

  • Gender diversity improvement

Our collaboration with Future Asset increased female applicants for a major investment firm’s graduate programme by 30%.

  • Socio-economic mobility

Working with Progress Together, we helped a financial services company promote socio-economic diversity at the senior level, resulting in a more innovative leadership team.

  • Article about 90% Ecovadis for ethics.