Looking to build on the success of our inaugural event we have selected a new cause of social mobility and anticipate our next event in early 2022.
In these challenging times it is more important than ever that our industry plays its part in making a positive impact within wider society.
This year there was a broad consensus amongst members to address the social mobility challenge, recognising we have a unique platform where we can potentially help social mobility both at the investment firm or fund, and investee company level.
The ambition is to build an overarching social mobility initiative for the industry supported by charitable partners, starting with the Sutton Trust, the UK’s largest social mobility charity.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the next charity dinner event will be held in early 2022, however we think it is important to make a start now. Therefore the IIF is raising funds this year to:
Our immediate request is for your support towards this very worthy cause and associated planned event, by way of reserving a table now.
The ambition is to create an employability access programme that is complimentary to members’ existing initiatives.
Focusing on students as they progress through secondary education approaching university application decisions, the ambition is to create a permanent initiative that drives a more diverse pool of talent through to the industry.
The initiative will be scoped and developed in coming months, with input from across the infrastructure community, to address current areas of challenge and ensure an aligned agenda. However, the intention is for a flexible ‘menu’ of ways in which members can support, including:
The intention is to ultimately create a global programme, complementing the Sutton Trust with other partners to map the infrastructure community.
Our immediate aim is for confirmation of your support and the nomination of a representative to join working groups which will help design the partnership.
A huge thank you to the following for their continued support.