Culture and Values
As an organisation holding others to account, it is vital we live by the culture and values we seek to inspire in others.
All our work is underpinned by our values:
- Ambition. Holding true to our transformative vision with bravery based on a fundamental commitment to learning.
- Collaboration. Achieving change with others who share our ambition, being accountable, and acting with humility.
- Empowerment. Acting in solidarity with those marginalised by the financial system, approaching ourselves and others with love and care, and creating spaces where everyone can participate
Each of these values has been further defined, and as a team we have identified behaviours that we feel help embed these into our culture.
Diversity, inclusion, equity and justice
Diversity, inclusion, equity and justice are central to the Lab’s work and community. Effective systems change relies on a diversity of perspectives and an inclusive approach to interacting with community members and other partners. This is a topic we continue to focus on, and we acknowledge our current core team is less diverse than we might hope.
Everyone is welcome in the Lab community regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Acknowledging that particular identities are currently underrepresented and marginalised in the financial system, we aim to create spaces where these voices are heard and elevated, and everyone is included and valued.
Discrimination, bullying or harassment of any type is not tolerated.
Our culture and our community
Members of the Lab community must also commit to our ways of working and our commitment to diversity, by confirming agreement to our Lab Community Guidelines.