Julian James, Chief Executive Officer, International Insurance at Sompo International has an extensive amount of global insurance experience that spans almost four decades. Julian stated that “The value of a diverse workforce is beyond argument but, as an industry, we need to not just talk about it but actually take the steps that shift the make up of the market. I am proud to be an Ally of the Equity because they are helping us to make the real changes that make real change happen.”
TMK became a founding partner of Equity in early 2019 as part of a drive to become a more inclusive business. Our strategic partnership with Equity has given us insights and access to perspectives on key issues affecting not only our business and our people, but our industry overall – and we are stronger for it.
Lloyd’s wholeheartedly supports the work of Equity which aims to increase the representation of African-Caribbean professionals in the London insurance market. Now, more than ever, we all share an urgent responsibility to not only understand what we can do to improve the experience and representation of black talent in the London Market, and most importantly take measurable action to drive lasting change. The Six Steps to Racial Inclusivity recommendations developed by Equity, in consultation with many of their members, provide insurance firms with tangible and meaningful actions they can take to ensure that we create an inclusive environment, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve their potential. Our collective commitment to taking these steps is critical to the future of our industry.