Acuity listed as the Best Company for Women in India and Champion in the Most Inclusive Companies Index in Avtar & Seramount

Bangalore, October 13, 2023 – Acuity Knowledge Partners is delighted to announce that it has been recognized as a 2023 Avtar & Seramount Best Company for Women in India and has achieved the esteemed status of a Champion in the Most Inclusive Companies Index. These accolades underscore Acuity's unwavering commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace environment that goes beyond mere rhetoric and is deeply ingrained in our corporate culture and values.

Avtar, which is India’s leading Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion solutions firm, along with Seramount, a professional services and research firm committed to building inclusive and high-performing workplaces in the United States. In 2023, the two firms conducted the eighth edition of the Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) study. The study has become the most comprehensive gender analytics exercise in corporate India. More than 300 companies participated in each edition of the study, culminating in the alphabetical listing of the Top 10 and 100 Best Companies for Women.

The representation of gender diversity among the 100 Best Companies has been increasing steadily. In 2023, the average representation of women in all positions is 36.9%, up from 25% in 2016 when the study was first launched. The Top 10 companies have an even better average, with women's representation at 41.7%. At this rate, it's expected that the Best Companies will achieve a 50:50 gender balance by 2030, which is sooner than previously anticipated due to the repercussions of the pandemic. We should celebrate the progress made but also remain vigilant about the challenges that still exist. Inclusion is an ongoing commitment, and it's essential to continuously innovate, focus on diverse talent growth aspirations, and foster a culture of care.

"It is a noteworthy achievement for Acuity Knowledge Partners to be named a 2023 Avtar & Seramount Best Company for Women in India and a Champion in the Most Inclusive Companies Index. These awards showcase our commitment and dedication to creating a workplace where diversity and inclusion are not just mere buzzwords but integral to our culture and values. Our diverse team is our most asset, and we are proud of the progress that we've made toward gender diversity and inclusion within the organisation. We are confident that this recognition will motivate us to achieve even greater heights in the future, and we remain committed to fostering an environment in which everyone may thrive." said Robert King, CEO, Acuity Knowledge Partners

"Furthermore, we are delighted to announce that Acuity Knowledge Partners has been named a 2023 Avtar & Seramount Best Company for Women in India (BCWI) for the second consecutive year, after being included in the 2022 listing, and has also been recognized as the Most Inclusive Companies Index (MICI) Champion. Our entire team's effort and dedication have led to this recognition, which underscores our commitment to promoting inclusivity, equality, and diversity within our organization. At Acuity, we strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace fosters creativity, enhances employee engagement, and contributes to the overall success of the organization. We will continue to invest in fostering a culture that values and empowers every individual and offers equal opportunities for growth.” Avadhesh Dixit, CHRO, Acuity Knowledge Partners

About Acuity Knowledge Partners:

Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity) is a leading provider of bespoke research, analytics and technology solutions to the financial services sector, including asset managers, corporate and investment banks, private equity and venture capital firms, hedge funds and consulting firms. Its global network of over 6,000 analysts and industry experts, combined with proprietary technology, supports more than 500 financial institutions and consulting companies to operate more efficiently and unlock their human capital, driving revenue higher and transforming operations. Acuity is headquartered in London and operates from 10 locations worldwide.

Acuity was established as a separate business from Moody’s Corporation in 2019, following its acquisition by Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone). In January 2023, funds advised by global private equity firm Permira acquired a majority stake in the business from Equistone, which remains invested as a minority shareholder

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