ICAS has signed up to Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professional.
Launched in October 2020 the charter was created following the killing of George Floyd.
Bruce Cartwright, ICAS CEO explained: “We want to be involved in this Charter, not because it is a quick fix for ICAS as an employer or for the sector as a whole. Rather, because we welcome the opportunity to challenge ourselves to do more, to take the lead in creating an inclusive profession where Black talent can be identified, developed, nurtured and encouraged to succeed.”
Cartwright said that at the heart of the charter lies a requirement for proper data collection, the establishment of action plans with ambitious targets for recruitment and progression, and senior executive accountability for delivery of the action plan.
He added: “After the shocking events of last year, it is not enough to say we are not racist. We must be anti-racist and positive about diversity. ICAS is showing this by our action and commitment, and by encouraging our members, students and partners to join us.”
ICAS joins the ICAEW, KPMG, and PwC who have all pledge their support for the charter.