Diversity and Inclusion

Different perspectives. More innovation.
Better outcomes.

With employees living and working in over 30 countries, diversity and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords to us. Diversity and inclusion is in our culture from top to bottom and impacts our lives every day. Our diverse workforce is a competitive advantage. And cultivating an inclusive workplace helps our employees thrive – benefitting our clients, our partners and our company.

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Jenny Johnson

″Building teams - with diverse skills, backgrounds and experiences has always been important at Franklin Templeton. Cultivating an inclusive culture where it’s safe for employees to share their voice, is good for our people; our diversity and inclusion ethos drives innovation and allows us to deliver better client outcomes.″

Jenny Johnson, President and CEO

Designed to Do
Things Differently

Our uniquely collaborative culture allows us to do things differently. Teamwork lets us link our many capabilities, harness our best thinking and continuously evolve. And fostering open dialogue helps us understand client needs, work together, spot trends, and drive innovation.

Engaging Our Teams

From our CEO to our newest employee, we all have a responsibility to cultivate an inclusive environment.

We offer an educational series to promote inclusion, mitigate unconscious bias and increase cultural sensitivity awareness.

Our collaborative intranet and social network enable employees to share their perspectives and exchange ideas.

And, in our annual employee sentiment survey, diversity and inclusion related responses received the highest positive satisfaction scores.

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Fostering Connections

We encourage inclusion through our employee-led Business Resource Groups. These communities support a greater sense of shared experience with colleagues and allies to:

  • Nurture collaboration and Networking
  • Contribute insights on key business initiatives
  • Support new employee recruiting and mentoring
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Dedicated to uniting and supporting individuals whose lives are impacted by disabilities.

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Focuses on facilitating the professional and personal growth of Hispanic/Latino employees and allies.

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Provides a platform to encourage, inspire and support women in their careers.

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Facilitates the success of people of African descent and allies, by enriching their professional lives, creating connections and promoting an inclusive environment.

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Promotes an inclusive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer employees and allies, encouraging authenticity and respect while valuing differences in communities where we live and work.

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Honors soldier(s)' sacrifice and commitment by supporting veterans, active duty members and allies.

Cultivating Inclusive &
Diverse Teams

Our workforce is made up of employees across generations, genders, preferences, abilities and cultural identities. As employees, we know it’s up to us to maintain and grow our unique culture.

42% Female employees globally

Global Female Employees

25% Female senior leaders globally

Global Female Senior Leaders

18% Female investment professionals globally

Global Female Investment Professionals

32% Ethnic minorities in the US

US Ethnic Minority Employees

*Note: Metrics are as of 03/31/2021. Excludes Legg Mason Specialist Investment Manager employees (Brandywine Global, Clarion Partners, ClearBridge Investments, Martin Currie, Royce Investment Partners, and Western Asset) due to the ongoing consolidation of data after the Legg Mason acquisition.

Access EEO-1 report categories and data here.

Greg Johnson

″I believe a diverse and inclusive workforce enables our company to deliver better outcomes for our clients. And while we’ve been successful, we have more to accomplish.″

Greg Johnson, Executive Chairman, Chairman of the Board

Evolution Is Part of Our Approach

The Diversity & Inclusion conversation continues to evolve. So we continue to listen, measure and optimize our approach.

We participate in indexes and industry surveys to help us evaluate how we’re doing against our peers. And we partner with organizations like Women in Capital Markets or join the CFA Institute’s Diversity & Inclusion Experimental Partners Program to help us foster a more inclusive investment industry.

Our D&I Partnerships, Pledges & Awards

Bloomberg Grande-Equality Index logo
Ceo Action logo
Gender diversity logo
Disability Equality Index logo
Best places logo
Stonewall Diversity Champion logo
Career Ready logo
CFA Institute logo
Charite de la Diversite Letzebuerg logo
Disability Confident Committed logo
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Enable India logo
Girls Who Invest
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  • Franklin Templeton is included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Franklin Templeton received a perfect score of 100% on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fourth consecutive year.

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