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Industry Code of Conduct Guidelines on Harassment, Discrimination and Workplace Violence

ILPA encourages the consideration and adoption of an appropriate Code of Conduct (“Code”) at all stakeholder organizations within the private equity ecosystem.


While each organization’s Code may comprise different principles covering a broad range of professional behaviors, we refer in our guidance specifically to provisions that cover harassment, discrimination and workplace violence. Organizations should consider such provisions on a stand-alone basis or as part of a broader Code.

The ILPA guidance should be viewed as a resource, and applied by organizations as appropriate and in conjunction with their unique programs alongside the input of organizational leadership and legal counsel.

Examples of organizational Codes of Conduct that effectively address the issues of harassment, discrimination and workplace violence include:

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