Coming together to educate, celebrate and make meaningful progress
Wellbeing Network launch 'Nurture for Nature' challenge
Our people formed teams competing to complete tasks designed to help support better health, connect with friends and colleagues and raise money for environmental causes.
Multicultural Network launch second round of Reverse Mentoring programme across the firm
These were open-ended discussions where junior members of staff from multicultural backgrounds shared their experiences and senior members of staff providing insight to help mentees progress their careers.
LCP reaches gold standard in LGBT+ benchmarking tool
LCP have been awarded the gold standard in LGBT Great's financial services industry benchmarking tool
International Women's Day 2022
Our Women's Network hosted a screening of a Tedx talk, Dr. Susan Fleming's 'What you can do to reduce gender bias and why you should', followed by a networking lunch to discuss how to #BreaktheBias, the theme of this year's IWD. We also raised money for the Trinity and Marylebone Project charities that we support.
LGBT+ Network host quarterly DEI breakfast
Our LGBT+ Network hosted our first in-person DEI networking breakfast since our return to office, celebrating LGBT History Month
Multicultural Network host an insight day in partnership with My Big Careers
An insight day was run for a group of 16yr old Business Studies students from a local college. We highlighted the different departments that LCP has and ran interview and CV writing workshops.
Diversity metrics become available for partners to enter into our HR system
Collecting diversity metrics from all of our people will help us to monitor progress at all levels of the business, including any trends or barriers by minority groups in recruitment, retention and promotion.
Multicultural Network host video and discussion around our commitment signing up to the Halo Code
This was an open discussion around our commitment to ensure that none of our people face barriers or judgments because of their Afro-textured hair.
Our Wellbeing Network brought in Nutritionist Jenna Hope to talk to us about 'Eating Your Way to Better Mental Health' and then presented another session on 'Striking A Balance Between A Healthy Body and A Healthy Planet'.
50% of partner promotions were women
Autism Awareness Week
Our Wellbeing Network with great assistance from Partner Champions provided a week of learning about the autism spectrum, the experiences of those with autism, the types of barriers the workplace can create and how we can provide support.
"Let's Act on Race" discussion and allyship programme
Our Multicultural Network ran a three-week discussion programme covering race in health, sport and the media, and actions that we all can take to be better allies.
LCP sign up to 'Race at Work' charter
The Race at Work charter was formed by Business in the Community, as part of its campaign for race equality in the workplace, and sets out seven principles it expects its signatories to meet to address the disparities that ethnic minorities face in the workplace.
Global Butterflies host Trans 101 training
Global Butterflies hosted a training session covering the Trans and Non-binary space that was open to everyone at LCP
LGBT+ Network host Rainbow bake sale for Pride month
This saw our offices decorated in pride flags, our people baking rainbow cakes and raising over £2,000 for the Albert Kennedy Trust
Wellbeing Network host DEI breakfast
This session shared an update on our commitment as a Disability Confident Employer and facilitated an open discussion around disability.
Women's Network speed networking event
This was a session where people could sign up to speed network with senior women in the business. We were oversubscribed but had 19 junior people attend plus 22 senior women across all depts and both offices.
Women's Network clothes drive for Smart Works and Trinity Women's Services
We collected women's workwear to help women get back to work
Women's Network external networking event
Talk and Q&A with Ann Danials - polar explorer and motivational speaker at the IET. Open to clients, prospects, introducers and all LCPers. 70 attendees
Article by LCP's LGBT+ Chair featured in pensions industry press
Article by Fran Bailey, featured in Professional Pensions, talking about O:Pen, the pensions industry's LGBT+ network and highlighting the importance of industry wide diversity networks
LCP Women's Talent Academy
Mentorship and education programme for undergraduates interested in joining the investment consultancy. This is our fifth run of the programme. So far 119 women have come through the programme, which has led to 9 women joining the LCP investment team
Wellbeing Network host "Living and working with a disability" talk
Q&A with Jamie Harding about his experience of living and working with cerebral palsy, attended by 50 colleagues across LCP
LCP attended the #TalkAboutBlack event
LCP organised attendence for a panel event hosted by the Diversity Project which covered topics including:
- Moving from a change-seeker to a change-maker, self-care and avoiding burnout throughout the process of social change.
- What does being an ally really mean?
- Why are physical role models so important?
Wellbeing Network and Communities Group launch a joint "Steps Challenge" event
The 2 networks joined together to run a challenge to raise money for the Felix Project. We had a total of 178 people participating, and an amazing 40.6 million steps recorded over the 4 week challenge period
LCP attended a play called "Black is the Colour of my Voice"
Hosted at the theatre royal Wichester, "Black is the Colour of my voice" is a play inspired by the life of Nina Simone. It reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
NOVEMBER & DECEMBER
LCP invited an external nutritionist to host talks for LCP colleagues
Topics included How To Survive The Festive Period and How To Be Nutritionally Savvy including advice around the best way to save on your food bill given the cost of living crisis
LCP hosts an LGBT+ speed networking event in conjunction with O:Pen
On World Aids Day, LCP hosted a speed networking event for LGBT+ professionals and allies in the pensions industry, and raised [£XX] for the Terrence Higgins Trust.