Interview with: Founder & CEO Hephzi Pemberton

Time to read: 5 minutes Today we introduce to you the Founder & CEO of Equality Group, Hephzi Pemberton.

How do you describe what you do? What is unique about what you do? What makes you stand out?

I build, advise and invest in businesses with a purpose. I strongly believe in business as a force for good in society. This is the reason I set up Equality Group, my current business, and why I wrote The Diversity Playbook, to encourage and equip more businesses with inclusion, diversity, and equity. 

What inspired you to go and do it?

A strong belief that the sustainability agenda was only going to increase and a need to understand the S in ESG better. Coupled with two very good mentors who spurred me on.

What is the most challenging aspect of your work or the biggest challenge you have dealt with and how did you overcome it?

Heading into the Covid pandemic in only the second year of the business was challenging. We overcame it with a clear commitment to our mission, a strong collaborative spirit in the team, and investing in R&D. 

What is your current Mount Everest? What would you love to create in the world?

I would love to create the global standard for social sustainability.

What are the words that describe who you are in your essence and do you feel they are being expressed through your work?

I have often been told I have “gravitas”, or a strong presence, which I think comes from underlying confidence and purpose.

What is your most sacred daily/weekly/monthly ritual or performance hack that really works for you?

My daily meditation, journaling, and exercise routine at the start of the day. A hot bath and a good novel at the end.

What are you currently working on? anything exciting to share with us?

I have just published The Diversity Playbook on Amazon and it reached the #1 Bestseller list in Business & Finance in the first 24 hrs. For more info on the book see here: https://amzn.to/3w08qv8

What is your guilty pleasure?

Lots and lots of hot baths or a sauna when I can find one.

What is your favourite quote or a question you want to leave us with?

I love this quote by Nelson Mandela, it’s perfect for the importance of execution in business: “Everything seems impossible until it’s done”