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Disability: the last big taboo for businesses

Date: 20th May 2022
Location: Capital Group, 40 Grosvenor Place, London, England; United Kingdom SW1X 7GG
Whilst many organisations are prioritising DEI, fewer are actively working on disability. We wanted to raise awareness and change attitudes for the better.

With 14.1 million disabled people in the UK, this was an opportunity for the Investment and Savings Industry to improve how to recruit, retain and develop disabled people and ensure disabled clients and prospects are included.

The Diversity Project in partnership with Capital Group held this exclusive face to face event on the 19th May from 11am until 13.30hrs. We were honoured to feature a fireside chat with Baroness Morrissey, David Forbes-Nixon and Lord Shinkwin, who are well known for championing disability equality issues. At the event, attendees heard about the aims and goals of our Disability Workstream, and about the launch of an exciting new campaign #WeAre.

Let’s raise awareness of disability and inclusive practices, become a role model or ally and encourage your organisation to sign up to become Disability Confident.


11am – 11.10amWelcome Alexandra Haggard, Head of Product and Investment Services, Capital Group
11.10am – 11.20amIntroduction and explanation of the goals of the workstream Tim Roberts, Marketing & Client Experience – HSBC Asset Management and co-lead of the DP Disability Workstream.
11.20am – 12.20pm( 15 mins Q&A) Fireside chat – employing disabled people; the how and the why. Baroness Helena Morrissey, Lord Kevin Shinkwin & David Forbes-Nixon OBE, former Chair & CEO of Alcentra. Founder of the DFN Foundation & Co-Founder, Disability Employment Charter.
12.20pm – 12.30pmLaunch of #WeAre Campaign James Stoll, V.P. Enterprise Risk Management, Wellington Management and member of the DP Disability Workstream


12.30pm – 1.30pmNetworking and light refreshments


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