Our Black and Brown employees, colleagues, clients, and friends have been impacted by systemic racial injustice. Raftelis stands in solidarity against racial injustice, inequality, and discrimination of all forms. Our firm acknowledges that we must do our part to end racial inequities, which have plagued society for many generations. Diversity and inclusion are an integral part of Raftelis’ core values. We have no tolerance for racism, but that is not enough. Raftelis is committed to fighting prejudice, racism, and discrimination by becoming more informed on social issues, engaging with business partners who share this commitment, and encouraging our employees to use their skills to work toward a more just society that has no barriers to opportunity.
Peiffer A. Brandt
Chief Executive Officer
As an industry thought leader, Raftelis is in a unique position to use our privilege to make a difference in our firm, with our clients, and in the sectors we work in. Raftelis is actively working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within our firm by amplifying underrepresented voices and diversifying all areas of the firm.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community was created by employees to support these goals. The DEI Community is an employee-led group committed to strengthening the culture of the firm by sharing educational resources and serving as a catalyst and resource for decisions made by the firm in its effort to attract, develop, and retain a talented team of dedicated and diverse professionals. The DEI Community provides valuable perspective and maintains accountability as Raftelis works to foster inclusion and increase workforce diversity.
Raftelis’ DEI Plan details specific initiatives that Raftelis is undertaking to advance DEI in the organization. The initiatives are organized into three categories:
Some of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts include: