Research Advisory Board 

The work of Open For Business is supported by a Research Advisory Board, which provides ongoing guidance and feedback, and helps to ensure the economic case for LGBT+ inclusion is comprehensive and up to date.


M.V. Lee Badgett

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Williams Distinguished Scholar at the Williams Institute; Former Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration; Author of various key studies on the economic costs of homophobia.

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Felicity Daly DrPH

Global SOGIE Expert

Former Global Research Program Coordinator, OutRight Action International; Honorary Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society at LaTrobe University, Australia.

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Suen Yiu Tung

Founding Director of Sexualities Research Program, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor of Gender Studies; Author of studies on LGBT+ issues in Asia, including business and workplace contexts.

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Paul Jansen

Senior Advisor for Global Advocacy, OutRight Action International

Worked as International Consultant from Sitges, Spain, mainly on organisational and strategic reviews for LGBTIQ organisations and networks, as well as key population networks working on HIV issues.

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Matteo Winkler

Assistant Professor of Law, HEC Paris

Developed diversity and inclusion strategy course for the HEC MBA program; Member of non-profit association Avvocatura per I Diritti LGBTI – Rete Lenford, which led important anti-discrimination lawsuits before Italian courts.

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