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

Finding supportive allies

LGBT founder and global managing director Matt Cameron

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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