Investa launches vision for reconciliation
People and partnerships sit at the heart of Investa’s roadmap to reconciliation
Investa today celebrated the launch of its first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
The RAP was formally unveiled to Investa’s network of stakeholders including tenants, community members, investors and staff at a morning tea event held at Investa’s Sydney headquarters 420 George St.
The RAP, which was formally endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in July, includes practical actions to help drive Investa’s contribution to reconciliation within the organisation, and within the communities in which the business operates.
Investa intends to focus its efforts on the development of relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, educating staff and members of the Investa community, and scoping a long term vision for reconciliation.
Investa CEO Jonathan Callaghan says the completion of a RAP is just the first step in Investa’s commitment to contribute towards a reconciled Australia.
“Investa is immensely proud to have launched our inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP),” he said.
We know that change starts from within, and to that end our Reflect RAP will focus on our greatest asset, our people.
“Our goal is to ensure that our staff, our tenants, our investors and our broader community of stakeholders are educated and respect our First Peoples’ rich history, cultures and achievements.
“We are confident that over time this will lead to a step change in the relationships and partnerships that Investa enjoys with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.”
For its first RAP, Investa chose a foundational level Reflect RAP in order to take the appropriate time to explore its sphere of influence in the space.
This process will provide the solid foundations to ensure our future RAPs are meaningful, mutually beneficial and sustainable.
Critical to the success of Investa’s RAP journey will be follow through on the commitments outlined across the key components of reconciliation—relationships, respect and opportunities.
The RAP had executive level support from RAP champions CEO, Jonathan Callaghan, Head of Investment Management, Penny Ransom and Group Executive People & Culture, Amy Wild, with representation across all tiers of the organisation.
Learn more about the Investa RAP here: https://www.investa.com.au/https/www-investa-com-au/about-investa/sustainability/reconciliation-action-plan