In 2017, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji of Harvard University provided unconscious bias training to our team members. In 2018, we held half-day sessions focused on D&I for all team members covering an overview of biased language, and elimination of bias in interviewing, recruitment, and staffing. In 2019, TowerBrook rolled out an online training module covering Modern Slavery. In December 2019, the CCO provided training to MDs on unconscious biases in performance reviews. We continue to develop metrics to track the progress of our firm and our Portcos in promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment. TowerBrook’s report “Diversity and Inclusions at TowerBrook” was published in November 2019, and is available on our website (https://www.towerbrook.com/TowerBrook_Diversity_Inclusion-2019.pdf).
TowerBrook's office handbooks contain policies applicable to all team members that support diversity and equal opportunity, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, class, religion and national origin. TowerBrook provided training to all personnel on these policies in 2019 and will continue to provide training at least annually. We have committed our search partners to present (a) gender-balanced and diverse slates of candidates whenever possible, and (b) long-list candidates sanitised from gender-specific information.