AltoPartners Sign “AESC Diversity Pledge” : Reaffirm Our Global Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

September 17, 2020
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AESC Diversity Pledge

AltoPartners, the leading international alliance of boutique executive search and leadership consulting firms, proudly sign the AESC Diversity Pledge and further affirm our innate commitment, understanding and drive for diversity and inclusion.

We are CEOs representing leading executive search and leadership consulting firms around the world and we have come together to speak with one voice. As a profession, we are dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide and believe in the power of diverse talent and inclusive cultures.


We share a commitment to combat racism, prejudice, and discrimination within our own organizations, with candidates and the clients we serve, and in our communities.

We pledge to use our collective voices and actions to help create a world that is inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible for all.



Each CEO who signs this pledge is committing to developing and deepening actions within their own firms. Our Guiding Principles will help inform firm-based actions which will accelerate a sustainable positive impact.


We commit to listen, engage, and learn so that we can do better both as employers and as trusted advisors. We will understand and leverage best practices to greatly enhance attracting and developing diverse talent for ourselves and our clients. We will work with our clients to identify leaders and assess them for their ability to create inclusive cultures where diverse talent thrives.


We will develop stronger and more diverse slates of candidates through robust research, outreach, and alliances. We will use our expertise to mentor diverse talent to raise their visibility and their success and will identify partnerships that allow us to engage more people, and thus have a greater impact.


We will advocate with clients to help them embrace best practices that further their diversity and inclusion efforts which, in turn, will enhance business results. We will contribute our time and our expertise to under-served communities to advance racial equity and economic empowerment and to fight for social justice.

To read the full pledge, access the AESC website here

At AltoPartners, we don’t see the world in boxes. Where other firms see race, gender, age, culture, personality types, personal values, experience and qualifications in isolated silos, we see a set of characteristics that make candidates perfect and set them apart in the right context. Our entrepreneurial structure, coupled with our understanding that no two people are the same, ensures we find the right person for the right job.

We don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion, we actively live it, embrace it and drive it forward in each and every search. Our global diversity frames our perspectives and shapes our discussions with clients, positioning us as strategic advisors in the search for diverse and inclusive talent.

AltoPartners. Championing Leaders