Following a recent Board Meeting, GIIA has undertaken to continue looking for ways to promote the ideals of diversity, equality and inclusion across the sector and has issued the following statement along with specific actions to re-enforce this commitment:
GIIA, representing the world’s leading private investors in infrastructure, affirms not simply a commitment to the principles of equality for all members of society, but a mandate to actively promote diversity, equality and inclusion. GIIA recognizes the important role that infrastructure can play in providing opportunities and economic empowerment to individuals, communities and nations. As such, the sector has a vital role in promoting equality not only within offices and boardrooms but within the communities in which their infrastructure assets operate. We at GIIA will encourage our members to continue to focus on this agenda and share ideas that will help create opportunities for all.
As a membership body, GIIA intends to:
- Appoint a Board member to be a champion of inclusivity and equality – to assist us, challenge strategies, champion board diversity and where appropriate represent the association
- Host a specific member event in 2020 on how to increase inclusivity and equality in the infrastructure sector
- Build inclusivity and equality into our wider program of activities wherever possible