The C-suite steps up in support for LGBT+ equality as firms awaken from coronavirus

Finding supportive allies

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LGBT founder and global managing director Matt Cameron
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LGBT founder and global managing director Matt Cameron

There can be no doubt that the buyside is behind on LGBT+ inclusion in comparison to other sectors.

There is no representation in Stonewall's Top 100 Workplace Index, banter is the number one concern for LGBT+ individuals and many simply choose not to be 'out' at work.  A handful of firms have tried to improve LGBT+ inclusion by setting up an employee network and this is regarded by the industry as a litmus test. But while networks provide a safe place for colleagues to come together, they often act as a barrier to inclusion because they are insular and fail to connect with others. The impact is ironically more isolation than effectiveness. Another key challenge has been that the...

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