As part of the University of California, UC Investments is fully committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”). We recognize the well-documented benefits that diverse and inclusive teams bring to any organization. But while the “business case” for DEI is compelling, we still have much work to do – as asset owners, as shareholders and as an employer - to create the conditions for widespread diverse, inclusive and equitable teams.
In 2019, we organized our efforts around DEI into a program we call “Diversified Returns.” We also published our first ever report on diversity, equity and inclusion. We have begun an intentional process towards incorporating DEI into our responsibilities as an employer, an asset allocator and a shareholder. We will share our progress along this journey in our annual Diversified Returns report.