LEGIT (Legal & General Inclusion Team)
LEGIT is crucial to creating engagement on diversity and inclusion at LGIM. LEGIT consists of several other self-governed employee networks. Open to all, each network raises awareness of diversity and inclusion topics across LGIM. They regularly invite colleagues to join in with discussions, networking opportunities and speaker events, held throughout the year.
Our LEGIT networks:
- LGBT+ Allies
- Ethnicity/Race/Cultural Diversity
- Socio-economic Mobility
- Investment Diversity
- Health & Wellbeing
We believe cognitive diversity in business – the bringing together of people of different ages, experiences, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social and economic background – is a crucial step towards building a better economy and society.
We also view diversity as a financially material issue for our clients, with investment implications for the assets we manage on their behalf.
For 10 years, we have been using our position to engage with companies on this issue. In 2020, with our expectations on gender diversity well-established, we announced that from 2022 we would be voting against the chairs of boards in the US and UK that lack ethnic diversity.