São Paulo, June 11, 2020 – Demarest has been recognized for its actions to promote greater Diversity and Inclusion at the firm. The acknowledgement was announced in the EXAME Diversity Guide, an initiative of news publication EXAME in partnership with the those Institute. The second edition of the Guide was developed in different stages, based on the submission, analysis and interviews of selected firms, which culminated in a list of the 52 companies that had the best performance by sector and by category (ethnic-racial, women, LGBTI+ and Persons with Disabilities).
The firm promotes a safe organizational culture for the expression of each person's authenticity, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, culture, religion or social class. These discussions are channeled through D Impacto, Demarest's Social Responsibility umbrella, which comprises the affinity groups D Mais, aimed at the LGBTI+ community; D Raízes, which discusses best practices in combating racism and racial discrimination; D Mulheres, which works towards gender equality in the workforce, and D Ao Redor, committed to wellbeing, education and social inclusion - a role for all - in projects that strengthen the firm’s relationship with local communities.
“We want to reinforce our commitment to promoting a diversified, nondiscriminatory work environment with relationships based on respect,” says Luciana Tornovsky, partner in the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice and head of Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility. “We believe that issues around Diversity and Inclusion are already part of our values and missions, which will not only establish an even better professional environment for future generations, but will also have repercussions outside the the firm”, concludes Paulo Coelho da Rocha, managing partner at Demarest.
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