An Inclusive City

Barriers to break down

  • 25%

    Across eight major financial services organisations, employees from lower socio-economic backgrounds take 25% longer to progress despite no evidence of poorer performance. (The Bridge Group 2020).

  • 60%

    Today, you are still 60% more likely to be in a professional job if you were from a privileged background rather than a working-class background. (State of the Nation 2021).

  • -4%

    Real pay has fallen by c.4% over the last year for households in the lowest 10% of the income distribution.

How are we changing that?

Our initiatives

Power of Inclusion

Our industry-leading forum and workshop series breaks down barriers to inclusion by empowering organisations to create inclusive workplace cultures.

How does it work

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How does it work

A space to learn from colleagues in other industries and hear from speakers with similar challenges

Inclusive workplaces are more productive, commercially successful, and have a happier and more engaged workforce.

Through membership of the Power of Inclusion series, member organisations collaborate for change, hear about innovative programmes that are already proven to be successful, and share lessons learned.

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The impact of our work

  • 400

    Over 400 people attended our Power of Inclusion two year social mobility seminar series.

  • 98%

    98% of respondents said the seminars have given them an increased awareness of solutions
    to issues around social mobility.

  • 99%

    99% of attendees said the seminars have inspired them to address an area of social mobility within their organisation.

"We know that a sustained focus on social mobility and inclusion will improve both the experiences and engagement of our people and our business. 

My own experience has made me acutely aware of how important a consistent and joined up approach is to attract people from different backgrounds and to make them confident they can flourish at work. We are proud to be supporting the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Power of Inclusion initiative and believe that #ChangeStartsTogether."

Nicole Williams 
Counsel, Global Co-Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging

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