Investopedia is committed to the principles of greater equality, diversity, and inclusion. Black Lives Matter. We are outraged by the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless others who have been killed or injured at the hands of law enforcement. We stand with communities of color who have to live with racial and income inequalities every day. Americans of color are too often denied the dignity and fundamental civil rights that others take for granted. Something has to change and the change has to start with each of us.
Our content reaches tens of millions of people around the world every month, and we have a responsibility to make sure we are inclusive in our coverage and promote knowledge and information that empowers all people, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or gender. The finance and investing industry has not always been a steward of those beliefs, and frankly, we recognize that we haven’t done enough, either.
The faces and voices elevated in the financial media do not reflect the diversity of the public, and we need to do a better job of correcting that through our coverage and our editorial processes.
What Comes Next
We are reviewing a wide range of areas of our business that we think can help make an impact. These include, but are not limited to, reviewing all of our editorial processes to ensure our articles incorporate diverse perspectives and reviewing our hiring processes to ensure that they actively increase the diversity of our writers and editors.
As a reader of Investopedia, if you have specific feedback for us that you’d like to share, then please use email@example.com to reach out. We don’t have the answer yet to everything we plan to do, but we will determine how best to be transparent about our plans, their progress, and the outcomes.
That is our commitment and this is where we stand.