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Holding up the Mirror

Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion in the Lloyd’s Market: [email protected]’s Report April 2016

Introduction Dominic Christian, Chair of [email protected]’s

Welcome to ‘Holding up the Mirror’, the first report on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the Lloyd’s market, commissioned by [email protected]’s. In an increasingly complex and competitive global insurance market, [email protected]’s understands that we need to do more as an industry to attract and retain world class talent in order to adapt and thrive. There is a growing body of evidence that points to a clear business case for D&I from productivity gains to innovation. This understanding has helped develop a clear mission and vision for [email protected]’s and a unifying focus, in the form of a Diversity and Inclusion Charter which now carries signatures from 60 organisations, all of which have pledged to develop D&I best practice. One aspect of the Charter is to produce an annual report on the progress and activity of diversity and inclusion, to be used as part of a wider marketlevel report. In these pages you will find the first of these reports with a core of new research drawn from Charter signatories, to establish what their D&I practice looks like today. By defining the starting point, we can gauge what resources are most needed to support our market’s evolution. Beyond the core research (which is anonymised), we also report on specific D&I initiatives from around the Lloyd’s market. By singling out and shining a light on just some of the many initiatives, we hope to inspire others into action. That motivation to ‘dive in’ links neatly to our market-wide D&I festival which launched at the end of 2015. We look back at some of the highlights of Dive In, the measured outcomes and the content legacy that was created. Due to the success of the first year, I am delighted to report that plans for a second, broader and more international festival are well underway. This year

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alongside wider participation among organisations in the Lloyd’s market, we are also delighted to welcome insurance colleagues from the companies market. We hope this report, the business case it reflects and the stories within it, will encourage more of the organisations in the Lloyd’s market to formalise their commitment to diversity & inclusion. Thanks to everyone who has given up their time to participate, not only in this report and research, but in the Dive In festival and in the myriad D&I initiatives around the market. There are doubtless many more notable areas that we haven’t managed to highlight. Please do get in touch to tell us about your D&I work and to get involved in the next Dive In festival. If we work together, we will bring about change faster and that way, everyone wins. Dominic Christian, Chair, [email protected]’s April 2016




Section One: Year in Review

Section Two: Research*

Section Three: Around the Market

01 Introduction: Dominic Christian

08 Looking back over 2015

30 Introduction

04 About [email protected]’s

10 Dive In Festival report

23 Research on the state of diversity and inclusion in the Lloyd’s market

05 Evidencing the business case for diversity and inclusion

18 The Dive In legacy

23 The aim

20 Making the most of our partnerships

27 The way forward

24 Results overview 28 Summary

30 Interview with New Generation Insurance Network (NGIN) 32 Independent Women in Insurance (iWIN) report 2015 33 The Link year in review 35 Marsh Women’s Exchange Group 37 QBE Workability Allies

*The full results and analysis can be downloaded online from www.lloyds.com/inclusion

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