LPL Financial achieves a perfect score for the 4th consecutive year in the HRC Foundation’s annual business competition… | News
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LPL Financial LLC, a leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker-dealer, today announced that it has received a score of 100% in the 2022 Corporate competition from The Human Rights Campaign Foundation The Equality Index (IEC), the nation’s largest survey and benchmarking report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. job. This is the fourth year in a row that LPL has achieved a perfect score.
The CEI ranks employers based on detailed criteria under four central pillars: non-discrimination policies in business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. LPL’s efforts to meet all of the criteria earned it a perfect ranking and designation as one of the Best Workplaces for LGBTQ+ Equality.
“Receiving a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index is a testament to our culture,” said Sallie Larsen, LPL’s Managing Director and Director of Human Capital. “Diversity is essential to improving the culture of any company, and this is especially true at LPL where diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are so intrinsic to our success. We are committed to fostering a workplace inclusive where employees feel like they belong and are empowered to engage fully at work.And as a result, more diverse teams are proven to encourage innovation, enrich perspectives and increase the overall business value that we are able to offer our customers.
LPL Financial’s Commitment to Equality LPL provides employees with a host of DEI resources, and the company’s Pride Alliance (ERG) Employee Resource Group serves as a visible and accessible resource for LGBTQ-identified employees + and their allies, providing LGBTQ+-focused networking, educational, and social opportunities. As well as encouraging employees to bring their authentic identities to work, LPL’s commitment to equality is supported by its involvement in local communities, as well as its advocacy at the national level.
LPL’s Pride Alliance ERG has spearheaded several initiatives over the past year, including partnering with the San Diego LGBT Community Center to package food donations for low-income seniors and members of the LGBTQ+ community; host a D&I fireside chat to raise employee awareness of the company’s Advisor Inclusion Council; and partnering with Talent Acquisition to host a job fair at Charlotte Pride to expand recruitment of LGBTQ+ talent.
“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers – from the factory floor to the corporate office, in big cities and small towns – could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live authentically,” said Jay Brown, Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training, Human Rights Campaign. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index has paved the way for this reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there’s still more to do, which is why we’re once again raising the bar to create fairer workplaces and a brighter future for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. »
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
About LPL Financial:
LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the business should work for the advisor, not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve,* supporting nearly 20,000 financial advisors, approximately 800 institutional investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are unwavering in our commitment to the advisor-centric model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized advice from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services and technology resources that allow them to run their practice perfectly. And they have the freedom to manage their relationships with their customers because they know their customers best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.
* Best RIA Custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2020 US RIA Marketplace Report); #1 independent brokerage in the United States (based on total revenue, Financial Planning magazine 1996-2021); #1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2020-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report); Fortune 500 Company as of June 2021. LPL and its affiliates provide financial services only from the United States.
About the Human Rights Campaign:
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to bring about transformational change in the daily lives of LGBTQ+ people, bringing to light inequalities and deepening public understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on promoting transgender and racial justice. His work has transformed the landscape for over 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, promoting the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through scholarship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, he forges partnerships with advocates in the United States and around the world to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.
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LPL Financial and Human Rights Campaign are separate entities.
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