Blogs

  • Urgent action to create a culture that welcomes all

    12/10/2021

    The insurance and long-term savings industry has made some tangible progress with aspects of diversity and inclusion over the last few years with latest figures showing that women held 29% of Board roles in 2020, up from 25% in 2019.

  • How to cultivate an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace

    11/10/2021

    Ahead of our upcoming Diversity Summit, Mel Newton of our event partner KPMG, has outlined how KPMG have worked to ensure their workforce in the UK is as diverse and inclusive as possible, and outlines how key policies and approaches have proven successful for their firm.

  • Making Flexible Work

    17/05/2021

    To coincide with an appearance at a session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women and Work, our Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion, Yvonne Braun, has written a blog about the Making Flexible Work campaign, why it matters and how this is a watershed moment for our industry.

  • Why the Making Flexible Work Charter matters, and what I hope it achieves

    28/04/2021

    For insurance sector members who see the potential of flexible working, and want to be part of the current movement for change, the Making Flexible Work Charter offers a straightforward pathway.

  • We can build back better by making flexible work

    08/03/2021

    Another year rolls by and what a year it has been. In the run up to International Women’s Day, several reports have been published that shine a light on some of the challenges faced by working women...

  • Reflections on the ABI's October 2020 Diversity Summit

    19/10/2020

    Many still believe it’s too political to discuss diversity in the workplace – but, for me, I can’t leave my diversity at the door when I come to work. If people like me are in the workplace, diversity is – by default – a workplace issue.

  • A Time for Change

    07/10/2020

    Time for change is an apt phrase for the year 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic and global responses to it have forced us to examine the ways that we trade, work and socialise.

  • Has Covid-19 changed the world of work, and women’s place in it?

    15/07/2020

    Yvonne Braun, our Executive Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion, blogs on how remote working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has changed perceptions around places and structures of work, the gendered impacts of these changes and the challenges and opportunities this radical shift might present in future.