Global social impact platform


At Honordex, we help companies co-navigate their journey towards greater inclusivity. Our scientific and data driven platform provides insights into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), tracks progress over time and benchmarks against peers.

Our solutions provide a scientific, balanced, and always-evolving representation of company information, empowering firms to maximise the value of their diverse and inclusive workforce and create socially sustainable business.

With our quantitative scoring, comparison, and tracking capabilities, Honordex helps businesses transition sustainably and successfully towards a more just and inclusive society. We help organisations to create meaningful impact for their employees, customers, clients and suppliers through higher quality DEI data, action plans and reporting.


We help companies co-navigate their journey towards greater equity and inclusivity through high quality data, insights and action plans.

Hephzi Pemberton

Hephzi Pemberton

Founder & CEO

Serial entrepreneur (Kea Consultants, Kiteka & Equality Group) & Author of Amazon bestseller “The Diversity Playbook”.

CEO of the Year, Women in GRC 2022; Ally of the Year, 2022; Most Influential Women in Tech, Computer Weekly 2022 & 2021.

Professor Keon West

Professor Keon West

Head of Research

Professorship at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Leading Social Psychologist; 65+ scientific publications and two books on bias and privilege. President Elect of Society of Psychological Study of Social Issues.

Gareth Long

Gareth Long

Development Lead

30 years software engineering and management for firms including Intel and Motorola.

Expert in AI/ML. Designed platforms and products using RM, Soc, C, C++, embedded systems Unix and Firmware.


Honordex is a scientific, balanced, and always-evolving platform, allowing users to:

1. Obtain clear scores on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) metrics evaluated

2. View specific areas of DEI strength and weakness

3. Easily compare your company score with relevant peers

4. Easily track your organisation’s performance across time

Currently, Honordex measures seven core areas:

1. Explicit DEI Support

2. Inclusive Team

3. Working Conditions

4. Actions and Data

5. Leadership

6. Additional Public Information

7. Portfolio DEI (applies to Asset Management)


What is Honordex?

Honordex eliminates the mystery and confusion around effectively increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We help companies understand their true DEI performance, benchmark against peers, and track progress through a revolutionary data platform.

Honordex is a scientific, balanced, and always-evolving platform, allowing users to:

  1. Obtain clear scores for all the companies/organisations evaluated
  2. View specific areas of DEI strength and weakness
  3. Easily compare companies to each other
  4. Easily track a company’s/organisation's performance across time

Why did you develop Honordex?

This innovation came from a decade of consulting with the investment management industry to understand where funds were struggling with DEI. A 2021 report, conducted by the British Venture Capital Association and Level 20, found that across 186 PE and VC firms based in the UK and Europe only 20% of their investment team professionals were women. One in eight firms (12%) had no women at all in their investment teams. Black people were also hugely underrepresented across the sector, with just 3% identifying as Black. This is problematic as research has shown that more diverse investment teams invest in more diverse founding teams, generate better returns for investors, create more innovation, and foster better workplace culture and retention.

Moving beyond good intentions toward genuine improvements in DEI requires transparency and accountability. This is what Honordex provides: reliable data on DEI, expertly analysed, and clearly presented. After two years of measurement and publication, it is a leading industry DEI benchmark with annual awards for the leading performers. Since its introduction, we have seen a 4.8% improvement across 42 DEI categories measured between 2021 and 2022. We have also seen DEI scores across the top 10 funds rise by 9.4%.

The Honordex impact reflects Peter Drucker’s famous insight: “what gets measured gets improved”.

Who provides you with the data?

Honordex follows strict GDPR-compliant rules about only feeding through data already in the public domain. The information is taken from publicly available data sources such as the company's website, annual and ESG reports, social media, news and news articles, images and videos.

How does it work?

Through our scoring methodology, Honordex will assess your company’s data and award a score. The platform allows you to visualise the current score, with detailed breakdowns, benchmarked against relevant industry and peer examples, with recommendations and actions to improve your score.

Where is it hosted?

Honordex is a cloud-based software that companies can access through any web browser.

What does it require to be part of the Honordex Inclusive Index?

Your company must be categorised in one of the sectors that we currently cover. See below for more information on the sectors covered by Honordex. Other than that, there are no other qualifying criteria. The initial list of funds was sourced from BVCA and Prequin data. Additional firms are registered each year to join the Honordex Inclusive Index

If your company is not currently part of the index you can register for it to be included via this link.

My company is missing on the index - can it be added?

Yes, if your company is in one of the industries covered by Honordex, then it can be added. Please email us at and request for your business to be added.

If your company is in a different sector not yet in a published Honordex index, you can still request your Honordex score and report for £950+VAT. There is also the option to upgrade to an Honordex subscription for annual improvement, including bespoke benchmarks, educational content, templates, roadmaps and performance coaching.

How many metrics are there in Honordex?

Currently, there are 43 metrics measured in Honordex, although this is increasing on an annual basis as the methodology and data set evolves and expands. Honordex is always contextualised for the regional and industry-relevant factors relating to DEI. For example, there are core principles that run throughout the methodology that will never change, such as the importance of a diverse leadership team. However, different regions and industries will require specific benchmarks to assess representative diversity of leadership. Honordex adapts to these factors and ensures that companies are able to accurately assess themselves against the most relevant data and peer set.

Which Asset Management firms are included in the annual rescoring?

The list of names is sourced from Prequin and BVCA data, with additional firms registering each year to join the Honordex platform.

Which industries are being scored?

Honordex currently scores over 500 funds in the Private Equity, Venture Capital and Asset Management industries. In 2024, all existing companies will be rescoring, alongside expansion to the Higher Education industry, covering all 167 UK universities.

What time period is considered for the score?

Honordex can provide real-time data reflecting what is communicated in the public domain. Industry rescoring is done on an annual basis, this means that the score will reflect only the available information at the moment of rescoring. If companies have additional information that would be helpful to include, then we encourage them to make this publicly available ahead of rescoring deadlines each year.

2023 - 2024 rescoring deadlines:

Investment Management: before 31 January
Professional Services: before 30 May
Higher Education: before 30 September

What are the future plans for Honordex?

In the future, we want to drive global DEI impact across multiple sectors and partner with the leaders to inspire others to follow.

We know that there is DEI progress to be made in every industry and in every country.

Younger employees in Gen Z (born between 1997 and 2012) have a greater interest in human rights, race and ethnicity issues, LGBTQ+ equality, and feminism than any of their predecessors. This generation is also more ethnically diverse than other generations. Almost half of all Gen Z people belong to a minority group and it’s only natural that they want to see that diversity reflected in the institutions they attend, the employers they work for and the brands they support.

Honordex allows us the insight to measure and monitor companies across sectors according to their DEI maturity. Greater levels of transparency and accountability are desperately needed in the DEI space. There is currently far too much diversity washing and not enough meaningful action - this is what we care about. With Honordex companies will be able to see their score and make decisions accordingly to improve their DEI performance.


Private Equity and Venture Capital Honordex 2024

Multi-Strategy Index Score 2023

European Inclusive Index Score 2023

Inclusive Index Score 2023