THFC launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy and Action Plan
The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) is pleased to launch its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy and Action Plan, which was approved by the Board of Directors in September 2023.
This DEI Strategy and Action Plan is the culmination of a year of internal investment in DEI. The document sets out THFC’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, enabling all staff members to contribute to the Group’s success. It also outlines a set of actions that the Group is committed to undertaking to fulfil its DEI ambitions.
As part of this DEI Strategy and Action Plan, the Board has agreed to voluntarily adopt the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) board diversity targets and to nominate a “DEI Champion” to assume responsibility for the Board’s agreed actions.
Piers Williamson, Chief Executive of THFC, said: “I am delighted to welcome the publication of our DEI framework. In doing so, we have all committed as a group of colleagues to be committed, interested, positive, and diverse in how we work together and with external stakeholders.”
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About THFC: The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) is the UK’s leading affordable housing aggregator, with around £8bn of lending to around 160 housing associations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. THFC was set up in 1987 in partnership with the National Housing Federation and what was the Housing Corporation. It now also operates through its subsidiary company, bLEND, which was established in 2018. As a not-for-profit, the group’s surpluses are retained and reinvested to ensure THFC can continue to provide competitively priced funding for HAs long into the future. THFC’s track record of innovation includes some of the earliest green finance products for retrofit and sustainable developments.
For further information contact:
Piers Williamson, Chief Executive –
Danielle Hughes, ESG Strategy and Communications Manager –