The CII values diversity and strives in all of its activities to take account of and reflect the interests of all the people it serves in line with section 5 of our Code of Ethics.
We work to promote ethical business and professional practices among people engaged or working in the insurance and financial advice professions.
Watch our awareness video and gain insight into how to achieve a more inclusive working environment.
ur recent initiatives
Insuring Women's Futures is a programme established we've established, aimed at promoting and enhancing the insurance and financial planning profession’s role in relation to women and risk.
Created by UN Women, HeForShe is about making simple, achievable personal commitments which inspire others to join the conversation, show support for gender parity and making all of our lives, and those of whom we serve, more inclusive.
Leading financial services firms are signing up to a new government Charter designed to improve gender diversity in senior positions in the sector, following Jayne-Anne Gadhia's review of women in finance, Empowering Productivity: Harnessing the talents of women in financial services (PDF).
The CII was one of the first signatories of the Women in Finance Charter. When we signed up to the Charter in 2016, we had 27% female representation. The Charter requiring us to commit to a number of actions to promote gender diversity and inclusion. These are:
Our workforce is currently (as of September 2023) made up of:
The CII works with Equality, Diversity & Inclusion networks across the profession.
*EQUITY CITY (formerly African Caribbean Insurance Network) - Boosting Ethnic Representation within the Insurance Industry.
iCAN - Insurance Culture Awareness Network - industry-wide, independent, volunteer-run network that supports multicultural inclusion across the insurance sector.
iDAWN - Insurance, Disability, Ability, Well-being Network - created to help people thrive by providing a support network for mental ill health, disability and long-term medical conditions within the insurance
GIN - Gender Inclusion Network - an insurance industry network aiming to achieve gender balance for all.
*ISC Group - Champion equal representation for women in insurance.
Inclusion@Lloyd - Aims to transform the culture in both the Lloyd’s Corporation and the Lloyd’s market by embedding inclusive practices that enable high performance.
*LINK - The LGBT Insurance Network - Mission is to make the insurance industry the employer of choice for the LGBTQ+ community.
NGIN - New Generation Insurance Network - Empowering professionals to shape the world they live in.
*iWIN - Insurance Women's Inclusivity Network - The insurance network aims to help aspiring women in insurance develop their skills and knowledge in the sector.
* The CII has collaborative arrangements with these networks.