The Freedom to Love

leading business leaders call for the freedom to love globally

“It is time for all of us, as business leaders and as human beings, to stand up to ensure that people are free from the fear of abuse for whom they love.” This call from 21 global leaders sends a strong signal that the business community knows that inclusive and diverse societies are good for business and economic growth. Led by Virgin, Open For Business and the B Team, the letter includes signatories such as Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Paul Polman and Peter Arvai (see the full list below). The letter highlights four things that business leaders can all do immediately to create a more LGBT+ inclusive world, including working with Open For Business to join forces and act collectively.

How can Open For Business help?

Our coalition can help in the following ways. Contact us at for more information.

  1. Provide strong, high-quality research on the economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion.

  2. Connect you with local civil society organizations leading this work on the ground.

  3. Include your company in long-term, collective action to create inclusive societies in countries all over the world. See our Local Influencer Programs for more information.

  4. Add your voice to the growing number of our coalition partners collectively taking the case for LGBT+ inclusion to global institutions, such as the UN, the Vatican and the Commonwealth.

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