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Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace: BHIB’s Ajay Mistry features in Lloyd’s report

Ajay Mistry, Partnerships Director at BHIB and Co-Chair of the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN), has been approached by Lloyd’s to support their ‘Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace’ report.

The Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace report is the culmination of an 18-month exploration into racial and ethnic diversity in the Lloyd’s market. Lloyd’s has produced the report with the support of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, the market-wide steering group for diversity and inclusion governance and best practice.

Using personal stories and data collected from over 900 employees market-wide, it highlights the experiences of black and minority ethnic colleagues in the market to bring different perspectives into focus.

Lloyd's Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace

You can read the full report here:

Here is Ajay’s snippet from the report:

“2020 has been an unusual and challenging year. Not only have we had the massive and ongoing impact of the global pandemic, but there has also been, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the United States, huge awakening and recognition of the need to act on racism and diversity and the treatment of ethnic minorities in our societies.

“At the Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN), this focus on diversity and inclusion sits at the very heart of what we do. Our mission has been the same since we were founded in 2017 – to advance those with minority ethnic backgrounds within insurance. This mission is now, more than ever, fundamental to making a difference in our industry, and we are making every effort to listen to, and act on, the concerns and challenges experienced by our over 1,500 members. This mission also strongly aligns with the focus of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, of which iCAN is extremely proud to be a partner network.

“When approached by Lloyd’s to support the ‘Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace’ report, we immediately recognised its importance. We have no doubt this report will open eyes, provoke thought and enable a broader understanding of this complex issue. That is important, but what is more important is that this report will incite action. For that reason, we encourage you to read this report from cover to cover – absorb it and think about the impact on those you work with. And then, go out there and make a difference.”