The Financial Industry Takes a Stand for Equality and Justice

SIFMA and our members have long prioritized diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry and we recognize there is much more to do. Diversity and inclusion means building a workforce that represents our entire society. But the recent tragedies, including the senseless death of George Floyd, should remind us that diversity and inclusion also means equality for all and equal justice under the law.

During these extraordinarily difficult times, SIFMA reaffirms our long-standing commitment to equality and justice for all Americans and we stand with the comments from industry leaders who have spoken to these ideals. Many of our members have announced initiatives in light of the protests to support social justice organizations, promote minority small businesses, encourage financial literacy and partner with local affected communities to invest in economic development and opportunity.

Here are excerpts from just some of the many: