*Includes both US and international borrowers, unless otherwise noted. We conduct an annual survey of all of our borrowers, including a request for demographic data on their Board of Directors or ownership, senior leadership, all staff, and clients. We also conduct a similar survey with our Board of Directors, management team, and staff. All data as of July 2021.
We utilize demographic categories based on US Department of Labor and US Census surveys, customized to more appropriately reflect our borrowers' end clients. The racial and ethnic categories included in "people of color" include: Black or African-American, or of African Descent; American Indian or Alaska Native; Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Asian Indian, Vietnamese, or of Asian Descent; Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Guamanian, Chamorro, or other Pacific Islander; Mexican, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or of Hispanic, Latino, Spanish origin; Middle Eastern or North African; Person of color, multi-racial, or multi-ethnic. We acknowledge and reinforce that race, ethnicity, and gender are singular elements of identity, and not all people of the same race, ethnicity, or gender have the same lived experiences. We offer these categories based on emerging best practice in order to demonstrate representation in our own company as well as in our borrowers’ organizations and portfolios.
We welcome feedback on this data collection and analysis practice. Please send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.