The aviation leasing and financing industry, like most other industries, needs to substantially enhance diversity and inclusiveness in the workforce. That applies at all levels of companies and across job and skill types.
Diversity and inclusiveness are linked to enhanced profitability, problem-solving capacity, creativity, and work satisfaction.
AWG is committed to encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusiveness in our sector, and is considering a range of activities to facilitate that objective, including:
- creating a forum for exchange of views on best practices
- encouraging or supporting research, training, and educational programs
In 2021, AWG established the AWG research fellows program. The program encourages participation by students with diverse backgrounds, minorities, and women in the aviation financing leasing industry by supporting their research on topics relevant to AWG projects. Research categories are:
- Environmental Social and Governance
- International tax
- Cape Town Convention
- Electronic commerce
- Economic impacts of regulatrory development and rule of law
Information on applications, deliverables and process can be found in AWG’s request for expression of interest.