LGBT Great’s global membership programme is based on three pillars – Insights, Visibility and Outreach – designed to help member firms achieve a greater level of confidence around LGBT+, diversity and inclusion.
The partnership with Incisive Media will shine a spotlight on this work and extend its reach through the media owner’s publications Investment Week, Professional Pensions, Professional Adviser, Cover and International Investment.
Incisive Media says it has championed diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry for many years through its brands and events programme, including the flagship Women in Investment, Pensions, Protection and Financial Advice Awards series.
LGBT Great and Incisive Media will work together on a range of initiatives throughout the coming year. These include launching the LGBT+ benchmarking tool iiBT as an industry-wide benchmark, which will recognise progress being made within the industry.
In addition, the partnership will provide a greater platform to amplify LGBT Great’s insights data and research to inspire engagement with the LGBT+ agenda.
LGBT Great and Incisive Media will also reward excellence in the sector through a new awards series. The partnership will support the growth and outreach of the annual Global Top 100 Executive Allies initiative, highlighting executives from across the global investment, wealth management and savings sector who support the LGBT+ community.
“I am delighted we have entered this partnership with LGBT Great,” said Incisive Media’s MD of financial media Kevin Sinclair. “I am excited to see what we can achieve together to champion the LGBT+ community across the financial services industry. Incisive Media is passionate about leading the campaign for a more diverse and inclusive sector and our partnership will allow us to build on this important work.”
“I am proud of the importance that Incisive Media attributes to the equality agenda,” said LGBT Great global managing director Matt Cameron. “It has been inspiring to discover authentic support of the LGBT+ community and we are excited to get started. This new partnership will help us to realise the vision of our industry becoming the most trusted sector for LGBT+ talent, clients and investors.”