Nearly half of UK venture capital firms still don’t prioritise diversity

Nearly half of UK venture capital firms still don’t prioritise diversity

The UK’s venture capital firms are still behind on implementing diversity and inclusion policies, despite ramping awareness of the issue across the industry. Nearly half of UK venture capital firms still don’t prioritise diversity.

The findings come in Diversity VC’s latest report, titled ‘Venturing into Diversity and Inclusion 2019’, which is supported by Capital Enterprise, an advocacy group for UK startups – with recommendations including appointing a diversity and inclusion champion, mandating fathers take parental leave and increasing parental leave pay above statutory minimums.

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