The idea for LGBT Great was first born in 2018 at a time when our industry’s LGBT+ visibility was silent and invisible. A time when confidence in being ‘out’ was low and there was no pathway to move forward. In many cases, LGBT+ people felt alone and isolated.
This was to change when LGBT Great’s membership community formed a year later, with the courage and support of our first five founding member organisations: Fidelity International, T. Rowe Price, Legal & General Group, St James’s Place, and Northern Trust.
These organisations supported LGBT Great’s vision and came together to form an alliance, with a shared mission to make our industry more welcoming to the community through more education, visibility and outreach. By working together, sharing knowledge, experience and stories, we were able to innovate and attract the support of the wider industry.
"Being a founding member of LGBT Great is an integral part of our LGBT+ inclusion strategy. The tools and resources we access through our membership provides numerous opportunities to increase awareness internally and with LGBT Great’s programme of events, articles and social media, not forgetting our involvement with ground-breaking research pieces such as ‘A New Frontier: LGBT+ Lens Investing’. The iiBT framework holds us accountable for our own progress and helps set the path for future change."
Iain Rayner, Chief Operating Officer, St James' Place
"Today, LGBT Great is proud to represent 40 financial services member organisations globally with a combined employee population of more than 450,000 employees."
Matt Cameron, Global Managing Director, LGBT Great
Our vision is for the financial services industry to become the most trusted place of choice for LGBT+ talent, clients and investors, with every firm advocating visibly.
We strive to be leaders in creating positive cultural change and desire to partner with organisations that are committed to making a difference.
We exist to bring LGBT+ sustainability and the financial services industry together to make the world a better place.
When you become an LGBT Great member, our dedicated team is here to support you no matter the starting point.
We support the financial services industry ecosystem and work with lots of different types of organisations.
We will provide you with the tools needed to inspire and motivate stakeholders within your organisation.