Inclusion and Diversity

We know an inclusive culture that embraces diverse qualities, backgrounds and perspectives can lead to more innovative thinking, better decision-making and more productive business performance.

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Championing I&D across IFM

Our Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) strategy aims to makes this happen. We strive to create a workplace where people feel seen, heard, supported and motivated to contribute their best work – as their most authentic selves.

  • Diverse teams with a strong sense of purpose and belonging enable us to deliver on our purpose.
  • People of every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or ability should feel welcomed, included and valued.We strive to reflect the communities in which we operate.
  • Leveraging cognitive diversity is central to solving complex problems.
  • The I&D priorities across our network seek to improve equity and value creation.
Read our latest Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency Report

I&D at IFM

We are actively involved in industry-led initiatives and commitments that reflect our I&D strategy. We support a range of not-for-profit organisations and other external forums that strive to make a lasting positive difference. 


Our I&D initiatives and commitments

40:40 Vision: An inaugural signatory to this investor-led initiative founded by HESTA, we’re actively engaging with ASX 200 listed companies to promote women filling 40% of executive level roles.

(ILPA) Diversity in Action Initiative: One of Australia’s first asset manager signatories, we’ve committed to several essential actions that aim to progress diversity, equity and inclusion at IFM and in the wider private equity industry.


Our I&D Corporate Memberships

  • CareerTrackers: each year in Australia year we participate in the CareerTrackers internship programs.

  • Prep-for-Prep: in the United States we participate in the Prep-for-Prep internship program.

  • Women in Banking and Finance (WiBF): we’re a corporate member of WiBF, sponsoring development opportunities for our employees.

  • Women in Super (WIS): as a corporate member of WIS we support opportunities to network, learn and contribute to industry initiatives.

  • Diversity Council of Australia (DCA): we are a corporate member of DCA enabling access to research, inspiring events and programs, curated resources and expert advice across all diversity dimensions.

  • Parents at Work: our global partnership with Parents at Work enables all employees and families access to an online platform and all parents have access to three executive coaching sessions (over a 12 month period) any time during parental leave or once back at work.

  • WorkLife Central: IFM employees have access to resources, expertise and support from WorkLife Central to help balance work and family life.

  • Pride in Diversity (PiD): we are a PiD corporate member and strive to create a truly inclusive workplace for employees of diverse sexuality and gender. Through our corporate membership, our employees also have access to webinar events, bite sized videos and additional resources.

  • Headspace: we provide unlimited access to Headspace mindfulness resources to our global workforce and their families.

  • Telus Health: our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Lifeworks platforms supports our people and their immediate family with free counselling and other resources when and if they need it.

  • The Pinnacle Foundation: this three-year partnership aims to open more doors to higher education for LGBTIQ+ youth in Australia, helping them to overcome challenges arising from their identity and to reach their full potential.

  • Family Inclusive Workplace Certified: IFM Investors is proudly certified in Australia by Family Friendly Workplaces, a community of progressive organisations united in driving global change by creating family-friendly workplaces.