We aim to create a diverse and inclusive work environment for all of our staff.
As a business, we have an obligation to make our own contribution toward a society worth living in. This begins with providing a positive environment and culture for our people.
We have a responsibility to give our staff equal opportunities to succeed both personally and professionally, and foster a culture where individuals are treated with respect and feel included. Through our initiatives, we aim to encourage diversity, maintain wellbeing, challenge perceptions and promote development.
Our employee-led initiative #included is central to our mission to build and champion a diverse and inclusive workforce. Although the characteristics of individuals that make up a business are numerous, we have chosen to focus on certain aspects of diversity which we feel will have the most meaningful impact in our business and industry.
Our focus is not limited to internal initiatives. In 2018, we joined up with other wealth and asset management firms to create an industry-wide group #includedAWM. Together with our peers, we discuss issues and challenges, and share practical solutions and ideas. Through our sponsorships and partnerships, we also have a wider dialogue with other industries and sectors, allowing us to consider the macro perspective of workplace diversity.
#included wins ‘Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative’ at inaugural PIMFA Diversity Awards
Equalised parental leave to six months full pay
LGT Vestra is named in Top 15 for Women at Work by the Great Place to Work
LGT Vestra launches LGBTQ+ Network
Jo Shackleton appointed to advisory board of the City of London Socio-Economic Taskforce
Lucy Ritchie won Silver at the Citywealth Powerwomen Awards in the ‘Women of the Year’
Mental Health First Aider programme launched
Hosted learning sessions on topics such as neurodiversity and ethnic diversity
Signed the Women in Finance Charter
Extended the paternity leave to offer four weeks of leave for new fathers
Introduced our Enrich wellbeing initiative for our staff
#includedAWM added as a Chapter to the Diversity Project