Nesbitt Lawlor family

The Creation of The Inclusion Initiative

The Inclusion Initiative launched at LSE in November 2020. The creation of The Inclusion Initiative was made possible thanks to the generosity of alumnus Richard Nesbitt (MSc in Accounting and Finance 1986) and Lucy Lawlor. Their continued support has enabled a stream of research and impact activities that will help firms create more inclusive cultures, and for LSE to have a clear and visible voice on the topic of inclusion.

“We are very proud to have contributed to Professor Grace Lordan's launch of TII. In spite of the pandemic being at full strength when it launched, TII has accomplished much in its brief history. It has also expanded its global reach, securing an active following in Europe, Asia and North America. LSE is a sought-after expert on the topic of inclusiveness and this expertise will continue to grow through the research and training methodologies developed at TII. It is our privilege to support the innovative solutions of Dr Grace Lordan and her team.”

-Lucy Lawlor and Richard Nesbitt (MSc in Accounting and Finance 1986)

"The future of work demands that diverse talent are brought together inclusively in capital intensive firms to gain a competitive edge. Thanks to the generosity and inspiration of alumnus Richard and Lucy, we can tackle the exclusion of diverse talent head on, ensuring that managers hire, promote and give opportunities to talent that goes beyond their own networks. It is an additional gift to have Richard champion our work by getting personally involved since the very beginning. I could not have asked for better backers, and I am humbled by their support."

-Dr Grace Lordan, Director of The Inclusion Initiative at LSE


Photo credits from left to right:

Grace Lordan, Lucy Lawlor, Julian Robinson, Olivia Nesbitt, Richard Nesbitt, Helen Jones