Macquarie Group earns top score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for fifth consecutive year

  • Macquarie joins the ranks of 545 employers in the US that achieved top marks this year, earning the designation as recipient of the ‘Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion
  • Results of the 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index showcase how companies are promoting LGBTQ+ friendly workplace policies in the US and abroad

Macquarie Group today announced it has received a top score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index (“CEI”), the United States’ foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. This marks the fifth consecutive year Macquarie has received a score of 100 percent on the CEI, earning it the honor and designation of ‘Equality 100 Award: Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion.’

Established in 2002, the Corporate Equality Index evaluates a company’s LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion policies, serving employees, consumers, and investors. In 2023, 1,384 companies participated in the CEI survey, which examines several factors including non-discrimination policies across business entities, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility. Macquarie was one of 545 companies surveyed that earned a top score of 100.

In addition to the CEI’s recognition, Macquarie has been the recipient of other LGBTQ+ workplace awards and notable index rankings globally, including the European Diversity Awards, UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Australian Workplace Equality Index, India Workplace Equality Index and Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index.

“For a fifth consecutive year, we are proud to have achieved a top score on the Corporate Equality Index, underscoring our commitment and ongoing efforts to support our people and the LGBTQ+ community,” said Chris Michel, Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Americas & EMEA at Macquarie. “While there is more work to be done in fostering an inclusive culture, this designation reaffirms all we’ve accomplished as we strive to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where our people can be themselves and feel empowered to reach their full potential.”

Macquarie and its employees support many initiatives focused on improving opportunities and equality for the LGBTQ+ community, including partnerships between Macquarie Pride Americas — Macquarie’s LGBTQ+ and ally employee network group in the Americas – and organizations such as SAGE, one of America’s largest non-profit organizations providing services and advocacy for LGBTQ+ elders; the New York Anti-Violence Project, an organization dedicated to ending all forms of violence against the LGBTQ+ community; and The Ali Forney Center, the largest community center helping LGBTQ+ homeless youth in the United States. Macquarie is also a sponsor of Out4Undergrad, an organization focused on advancing undergraduate LGBTQ+ leaders in their professional lives, and InReach, a trans-led tech non-profit increasing resource access for the diverse LGBTQ+ community.

“It’s an honor to be recognized with the Equality 100 Award, reaffirming the efforts of our people and our Pride employee network group who are dedicated to fostering an environment of inclusion and support for our LGBTQ+ people and allies,” said Scott Malone, Associate Director in Macquarie’s Business Operational Risk Management team and co-executive sponsor of Macquarie Pride Americas. “In a time where the progress made by our LGBTQ+ communities worldwide is increasingly at risk, this distinction demonstrates how Macquarie continues making strides in ensuring our people are empowered to innovate and invest for a better future.”

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