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This category is judged based on evidence provided according to the British LGBT Awards criteria.
BT are one of the world’s leading communications services companies. The solutions they sell are integral to everyone’s life. Their purpose is as simple as it is ambitious: they connect for good. There are no limits to what people can do when they connect. And as technology changes our world, connections are becoming even more important to everyday life. Their push to become a more inclusive business will never stop. That’s because they know that the future of tech must be inclusive and diverse for everyone to benefit. They want their colleagues and customers to shine, to be who they are and see that in all that they say and do.
Legal & General
The L&GBT+Allies network exists to foster a culture of inclusion and community for those who identify as LGBT+ and their allies. Launched in 2019, it has championed policy change for all marginalised communities. L&G was the founding member of LGBT Great and InterInvest, which helps foster LGBT+ inclusion in financial services. Working collaboratively with inclusion partners, industry-wide allyship training is delivered, bi visibility is championed and trans and non-binary inclusion through policy is driven, alongside the inclusion of gender pronouns and internal and industry-wide trans inclusion training. L&G was also the ticket partner for the inaugural Trans Summit and its charity partnerships are helping to transform the lives of LGBT+ young people.
Metro is actively committed to inclusion for LGBT+ colleagues. In 2022 the bank launched its D&I strategy, running to 2026, which specifically sets goals for LGBT+ inclusion in relation to disclosure, awareness training and opportunities for underrepresented minorities. Through their colleague network group, Mpride, Metro Bank has continued its focus on trans inclusion through training and educating colleagues, and delivering meaningful choices which allow people to be their authentic selves. At Metro Bank, they embrace all diversity and encourage their colleagues to be their authentic selves every day.
On May 16, 1984, Joe Mansueto founded Morningstar in his Chicago apartment. Today, Morningstar is a billion-dollar financial services company with more than 10,000 employees around the world. For more than 38 years they’ve worked tirelessly to empower investors to make confident investment decisions and achieve the success they deserve and have done all of this with a steadfast investment philosophy and an independent view that’s unshakeable.
NatWest Group is a relationship bank for a digital world. They champion potential, breaking down barriers and building financial confidence so the 19 million people, families and businesses they serve in communities throughout the UK and Ireland can rebuild and thrive, saying “If our customers succeed, so will we.” NatWest is committed to delivering a better experience for its LGBT+ colleagues and customers through constantly challenging the status quo – to have a truly open and diverse culture with acceptance for all without exception.
Paramount is a leading media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount’s portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. They are dedicated to creating a culture where all employees belong. The creativity and passion of their diverse workforce fuels their commitment to celebrating diverse voices. From RuPaul’s Drag Race and The L Word: Generation Q to The Loud House and Queerpiphany, Paramount is committed to sharing stories of LGBTQ+ characters and talent.
They are an inclusive business with a long history of LGBT+ advocacy. While they celebrated their LGBT+ Network’s 15-year anniversary they reflected upon the progress made in nurturing LGBT+ inclusion. Pinsent Masons work closely with expert organisations to ensure their policies and practices go above and beyond the Equality Act, ensuring that all their people, clients, suppliers and communities feel included and able to be themselves. They also recently created a suite of transgender policies aimed at supporting trans people in the workplace and run regular training sessions on the importance of allyship and instilling a sense of belonging within teams.
PwC is a global professional services firm with a vision to be a leading organisation for inclusion and belonging with their people by fostering a workplace where LGBT+ talent thrives. They are working to grow LGBT+ equality and accelerate change, both within PwC and in wider society. They work with Shine, their LGBT+ and ally network, to better understand how LGBT+ employees experience work culture and what more they can do to attract and progress LGBT+ talent. The publication of their sexual orientation pay gap for the first time in 2022 provides a baseline for measuring progress.
At Sky, they put equality and inclusion at the forefront of everything they do, both on and off-screen. In 2022, they marched together to mark 50 years of Pride in the UK at many events across the UK and Ireland. They are proud to drive change for LGBT+ employees. They also recognise the difficulties facing the trans and gender nonconforming communities and are committed to giving their trans colleagues a platform for their voices to be heard.
Building on a 160-year history, UBS provides financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide. As the world’s largest wealth manager, their Global Wealth Management business provides advice, solutions and services to families and individuals globally. They provide corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with advice, solutions, execution and access to international capital markets. Their Asset Management business offers institutions, wholesale intermediaries and wealth management clients comprehensive investment capabilities and investment styles across all major traditional and alternative asset classes, as well as platform solutions and advisory support.