LGIM continues to put pressure on companies failing to tackle social issues like inequality and diversity

Across Legal & General and LGIM, we believe in diversity of thought in business – the bringing together of people of different ages, experiences, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social and economic backgrounds – is a crucial step towards building a better economy and society.

More diverse organisations tend to make better strategic decisions, show superior growth and innovation, and exhibit lower risk.

Ethnic and gender diversity in the workplace


In 2021 we took several actions to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which we believe could be the next big threat to global health.

The Living Wage

If not already doing so, LGIM asks the companies in which it invests to help reduce global poverty by paying at least the living wage, or the real living wage for UK-based employees. LGIM also urges them to ensure that their direct suppliers do the same. As part of this, LGIM gave companies an ultimatum to disclose their living wage strategy by 2025.

Over the course of 2022, LGIM placed just over 100 shareholder votes on social and people-related matters, including labour rights, inequality and discrimination.

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Legal & General's inclusion policy

Legal & General’s own policy on inclusion means we recruit people based on merit regardless of sexuality, gender preference, physical ability, age, ethnic or social background.

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