September 25, 2017
New research from Dive In, a festival for diversity and inclusion in the insurance sector, claims that almost three-quarters (71 percent) of insurance professionals surveyed believe that the culture in their firm needs to change. The survey of over 2,800 festival attendees, suggests that in order to attract and retain the best talent for the market, firms need to become more inclusive. Close to two thirds of the insurance industry believe that their firm should do more to advance diversity and inclusion in gender, LGBT and mental health.
The third annual Dive In Festival will take place from this week, with events in 32 locations across the globe. Dive In began in 2015 in London, growing to 10 countries in 2016 and this year reaches 17 countries on 6 continents. Events will be returning to London, New York City, Zurich, Sydney and Bermuda, as well as new cities including Beijing, Glasgow, Johannesburg, Madrid, Miami, San Francisco, Perth, and Sao Paolo.