Delivering a high octane programme of D&I activity to educate, support and help people feel comfortable raising uncomfortable issues
Women’s Network hosted panel event for International Women’s Day
To celebrate International Women’s Day, we ran an internal panel event featuring the CEO of a large inhouse pensions team, a professional trustee and a partner at LCP. Discussions included how to deal with adverse situations and the panellists inspired the next generation of women by talking about their goals and how they achieved them in an open and frank discussion.
D&I networks launch internal inclusion video series
With lockdown and the end of face to face meetings, our employee led networks launched a video series to tackle and discuss a variety of issues around inclusion. We’ve now released over 30 videos covering a range of subjects, from the definition of protected characteristics, to more nuanced conversations around what is colourism.
Talent Beyond Boundaries
We organised a talk from Talent Beyond Boundaries which connects employers with refugees and taps into the potential that the refugee talent pool offers to fill global skill gaps.
Communities group launched the virtual relay raising over £11,000 for Mind
Our Communities group which forges links with organisations and charities launched a virtual 'round the world' relay, which raised over £11,000 for mental health charity Mind. Over 360 members of staff ran/walked/cycled/travelled 65,000 km.
The LGBT+ Network hosted another virtual rainbow day to celebrate Pride and raised funds through baking and bingo for the Albert Kennedy Trust. Several partners were also named in the Top 100 Executive Allies in LGBT Great’s flagship Project 1000 campaign by LGBT Great. We also discussed importance of recognising LGBT allies.
Women’s Network relaunched their networking programme
The Women's Network launched a networking programme where women across the firm could sign up to take part in networking pods where groups of 5 or 6 women, each including two senior women in the business, could talk frankly and share experiences.
Stephen Lawrence charitable trust fundraiser
The Multicultural Network ran a quiz. All money raised was dedicated to the Stephen Lawrence charitable trust, now known as Blueprint for All, with matching from LCP Foundation.
Our CEO and many of our partners and staff took part in the Diversity Project’s #iam social media campaign making public pledges to address issues around marginalisation of people of colour.
Transphobia & feminism event
The LGBT+ and Women's Network hosted a discussion on transphobia and feminism to discuss issues in an open forum.
Insight virtual recruitment event
We held our first (virtual) insight day with SEO London, where students from SEO were able to find out more about the Investment Consulting, Pensions Actuarial, Business Analytics and General Insurance departments, internships and grad schemes at LCP.
New LGBT+ Network logo
The LGBT+ Network launched a new logo, adopting the Pride Progress flag. The updated flag includes the colours of the trans pride banner and includes support for people of colour and those living with HIV/Aids. LCP also signed up to Stonewall's campaign to support trans rights.
We created a video for Black History Month to celebrate black excellence at LCP
International Men's Day
The Wellbeing Network hosted a panel discussion to mark International Men's Day. The event included discussions around the pressures and expectations that men may place on themselves or feel is placed on them, how workplace culture has changed for men over time and what else can be done to ensure a supportive LCP culture for all.
Relaunched the partner champion campaign
We reassigned our Partner Champions each with one of the D&I groups. A key difference from last year is that we had a number of intersectionality champions who were assigned to more than one group to acknowledge that D&I issues don't occur in silos and intersectionality is important.