LGPS Central Limited is delighted to have become a member of the Diversity Project. The Project is a cross-company initiative championing a more inclusive culture within the savings and investment profession.
The underlying aim is to recruit, nurture and retain truly diverse teams within the sector to better reflect society and lead to better financial outcomes.
One of our NEDs, Susan Martin, has joined the Diversity Project’s Advisory Council while our Head of HR, Harj Kaur, is part of its Steering Committee. Both joined the organisation’s virtual Annual Event in November where the theme was “Building Back Better.”
Susan said: “Inclusion and diversity (I&D) is very close to my heart and I’m delighted that the Company is taking tangible steps to support this, such as joining the Diversity Project. Historically, the finance industry has been associated with a lack of diversity unfortunately. But as we heard at last month’s event, 71% of attendees see Covid-19 as an opportunity to address I&D in their companies and our industry, and move our culture forward.
Harj added: “We’re committed to all forms of I&D, and one of the benefits of the Diversity Project is that it encompasses gender, race and sexual orientation. Not only does a more diverse and inclusive workplace make people feel happier, but companies have greater commitment, less absenteeism, greater profits, and lower staff turnover.”
As part of our membership, the Company will be involved in several workstreams ranging from early careers, ethnicity, returners, smarter working and mental health & wellbeing.
We are also a member of various other I&D groups, such as the 30% Club and the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei).