We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTIQ+) people. We have developed and implemented LGBTIQ+ inclusive policies and resources, including toolkits to help managers understand the challenges that an LGBTIQ+ team member may face and the support they can offer.
Supporting our people
Employee resource group: Pride
Our global Pride network engages LGBTIQ+ employees and partners across all of our offices. We currently have active chapters in the US, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK and South Africa.
Pride contributes to our diversity and inclusion agenda by encouraging the recruitment, retention and professional development of LGBTIQ+ talent, providing guidance on LGBTIQ+ inclusive policies and identifying opportunities to participate in volunteering and pro bono initiatives which support the LGBTIQ+ community. Pride has also helped us to develop and strengthen relationships with clients through their own LGBTIQ+ networks.
Marching for Pride
Many of our Pride chapters around the world participate in LGBTIQ+ parades, including Pride in Calgary, Houston, London and Vancouver, Mardi Gras in Sydney and Pink Dot in Hong Kong and Singapore. In Calgary, we are the sole legal partner for the Pride Parade.
Our global Perspectives blog is an interactive way for everyone to join in the diversity and inclusion dialogue. It provides insights, opinions and experiences and encourages discussion, debate and a sense of community.
Since launching Perspectives, we have published more than 100 blog posts from people sharing their experiences across a range of topics. See below for a selection of them.
Jack Mason, London
Perspectives: Being a donor
Tom Acland, Melbourne