Board of Directors Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (the Bank) is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among the Bank’s leadership, employees, directors, broker dealers and suppliers.
We recognize there is more work to be done to eliminate the systemic racial and economic inequalities that exist in our country. Therefore, the Board accepts ultimate responsibility to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in every aspect of the Bank’s business and culture.
Board actions include:
- Enhancing and sustaining diverse representation within our Board through an election process that encourages and promotes diversity and inclusion for all open board positions
- Providing oversight to the Bank’s diversity and inclusion programs
- Ensuring and exercising appropriate management “tone at the top”
- Setting strategic goals to promote greater inclusion of diverse populations in employment, financial transactions and contracting opportunities in service to our members, broker dealers and suppliers
Together, these efforts reflect our mission-driven focus to be a trusted partner for our members while strengthening communities.