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Diversity, equity and inclusion

Our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy

Macquarie’s ongoing commitment to workforce diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) ensures that our business remains innovative, sustainable and continues to meet the evolving needs of our clients, community, shareholders and our people.

We are making positive progress to increase diverse representation at all levels of Macquarie and sustain an inclusive workplace for all our people but we still have work to do. Our DEI strategy focuses on three key pillars to accelerate our progress:

Our diverse people

Building a workforce that reflects all aspects of diversity to bring a range of perspectives, ideas and insights to everything we do.

Our inclusive culture

Creating a workplace where our people feel respected for their uniqueness, valued for their contribution and empowered to reach their full potential.

Our clients and community

Provide and support commercial and development opportunities for under-represented people in our community.

Our workforce1

135+

different cultural identities represented around the globe

96%

global parental leave return-to-work rate

50%

of Macquarie Group's Board of Directors are women

Our commitment to cultural diversity and racial equity

As a global organisation, we acknowledge the importance, necessity and benefit of cultural diversity and racial equity in the workforce.

Select partnership and awards

Globally, Macquarie works closely with external employer forums, not-for-profit organisations and diversity suppliers to support our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. We engage actively with these organisations to benchmark our policies and practices, leverage their expertise and drive positive change at Macquarie.

Ranked 1st in the Stonewall Workplace Equity Index (up from 33rd in 2020)

Winner of  the WORK LIFE HARMONY AWARD 2021 – Community Business

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Macquarie is ranked in the top 75 organisations in the 2020 Social Mobility Employer Index

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Ranked silver in the India Workplace Equality Index

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Platinum Employer status in the 2021 Australian Workplace Equality Index

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Macquarie received a score of 100% on the US‑based Human Rights Campaign Foundation 2022 Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ equality

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Ranked within the top 100 Avtar Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) study

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Macquarie is accredited as a National Level 2 carer friendly organisation by Carers+Employers, recognising our ongoing commitment to support our people with caring responsibilities

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Macquarie is accredited as a Family Friendly Workplace by Parents@Work and UNICEF Australia, recognising our ongoing commitment to support our people with parental responsibilities 

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Asha – providing mentoring and internship opportunities to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds in India through our eight-year partnership with the Asha Foundation

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Australian Network on Disability – we are a member organisation and host for the Stepping Into Internship program, offering paid internships to university students with disability

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BLK Capital Management – a 100% black-owned and student run nonprofit. Our recruitment partnership in the Americas focuses on preparing and educating black students for careers in financial services

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Business Disability Forum – providing support and expertise on disability

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CareerSeekers and CareerTrackers – in Australia we continued our participation in the CareerTrackers and CareerSeekers internship programs, placing 54 students during FY22

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Chief Executive Women actively participate in the Chief Executive Women leaders program in Sydney and Singapore

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Columbia University’s Double Discovery Centre – partnership to expand our reach to first generation college students

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Coqual – in the US we are a Task Force member and research partner of Coqual, a global think tank championing equity and producing best in class research to empower companies to create diverse and inclusive cultures

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Edge4Vets – delivered career transition workshops for Veterans

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Girls who Invest – we participate in the internship program with the aim of increasing the number of women in portfolio and asset management

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Heads over Heels - Macquarie is a Platinum Partner of Heads over Heels, which provides female entrepreneurs with access to strategic networks to grow their companies faster and more efficiently

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Jawun – Macquarie supports Jawun through grants and the placement of our people in Indigenous organisations to share expertise and experience

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Jopwell – in the US we partner with Jopwell supporting Black, Latinx and Native American students and job seekers

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OutLeadership – we partner with OutLeadership to ensure all our policies and practices are inclusive of LGBTQ+ people. We also participate in the OutNEXT Global Summit, providing career and development opportunities to emerging LGBTQ+ leaders

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Out4Undergrad – in the US we partner with the annual O4U Business Conference for LGBTQ+ students seeking internships within financial services

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Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) – in the US we partner with SEO to expand our reach to Black, Latinx and Native American Students

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Stonewall – we consult with Stonewall to ensure our policies and practices are truly inclusive for our LGBTQ+ people

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The Valuable 500 – we are a signatory to The Valuable 500, making a public commitment to disability inclusion at Macquarie

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The Women’s Foundation in Hong Kong – Male Allies Program Sponsor and partner with the Girls Go Tech Program to encourage girls to pursue STEM subjects

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Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF) – we are a corporate member of WiBF providing mentoring opportunities and support to our female employees 

Reports and policies

Macquarie Annual Report

The diversity report provides more detail on our objectives, approach and commitments to make Macquarie a diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation.

Workforce Diversity

Our Workforce Diversity policy has been developed to support Macquarie in building a diverse and inclusive culture. Endorsed by Macquarie’s Board and Executive Committee, it aims to publicly define Macquarie’s workforce diversity commitment and the structures to ensure it is realised.

Workplace Gender Equality

In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth), Macquarie lodged its 2021 annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. You may make comments on this report by contacting Macquarie’s EEO and Diversity Office or the Agency wgea.gov.au.

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting

In accordance with the Gender Pay Gap reporting requirements effective from 6 April 2017, we have published our pay statistics for male and female employees in the United Kingdom (UK). All UK employing entities with over 250 members in their workforce are required to make this disclosure. Full detail of how this data is calculated is provided in the reports below.

  1. Information accurate as at 31 March 2022 unless otherwise stated.