At Baillie Gifford there is a wide range of groups and initiatives which aim to help foster a supportive, inclusive culture in the workplace. These have been created by our staff, for our staff, and are supported by Partners from across the firm.
Our NetworksLGBT+ Network
Since its launch in March 2018, the LGBT+ Network has been focused on raising awareness of LGBT+ inclusion. From attending Pride to organising speaker sessions, they continue to encourage conversation and engagement. The Network, which is made up of LGBT+ colleagues and allies, also offers guidance to staff and ensures policies and procedures are LGBT+ inclusive.Mental Health Group
In the summer of 2017, the firm’s Mental Health Group was formed. It aims to stimulate awareness of mental health by promoting a workplace that supports the mental wellbeing of all staff. The Group has established a Mental Health Supporters programme, made up of over 45 individuals from across the business, who have undergone training to help them support their colleagues in need of someone to talk to.Wellbeing Group
Our Wellbeing Group, established in 2018, works hard to ensure that there is a broad range of activities and initiatives on offer for staff, which aim to contribute towards positive wellbeing. From free fruit and twice weekly yoga and tai chi classes in our office, to a Baillie Gifford choir and running club, the wellbeing offerings take many forms.Multicultural Network
The Multicultural Network was set up in 2019 with the mission to celebrate, promote and support cultural diversity within Baillie Gifford. By planning events that celebrate our community such as a multicultural food week, the Group hopes to educate and engage staff on cultural diversity.Working Families and Carers Network
The Working Families and Carers Network was formed in 2020 to help support all parents and carers within Baillie Gifford. The Network aims to foster a culture of respect and understanding for all those with caring responsibilities.Neurodiversity Group
The Neurodiversity Group was established in 2020 and aims to celebrate the diverse ways in which human brains and minds are wired. The Group hopes to help promote an environment which makes it easier for staff members to talk about neurodiversity, whether from their own perspective or of that as a carer.