Recent News

2 May 2019

Freedom to Love: 21 CEOs and global leaders sign a letter celebrating the freedom to love and condemning laws that criminalize the LGBT+ community

Led by Virgin, the B Team and Open For Business, 21 CEOs, led by Richard Branson, released a letter today calling for the freedom to love all over the world. In response to the 70+ countries that have anti-LGBT+ laws in place, the letter calls for business leaders to collectively take action to advance LGBT+ inclusion globally, including by working with Open For Business to connect with local civil society.


29 April 2019

Open For Business boosts its Research Advisory Board with the appointment of two new members

Open For Business appointed two new members – Dr Vivienne Ming and Paul Jansen – to its Research Advisory Board.


5 April 2019

Delegation of senior executives meet with senior Vatican official to discuss LGBT+ discrimination

Open For Business sent a delegation of senior executives to represent the business community at a private audience with His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See.


7 March 2019

New Study on How Businesses Can Promote LGBT+ Rights Globally

Open For Business launched a new report titled “Channels of Influence: How can business promote LGBT+ inclusive societies?” which will provide companies with a clear framework on how to act in the public sphere to promote LGBT+ inclusion in the countries where they operate.


25 February 2019

New research shows LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3 billion per year, demonstrating the catalytic power of LGBT+ inclusion in helping Kenya achieve its economic goals

Open For Business released new research today which found that LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3 billion (Sh18.5 billion and Sh130 billion) per year, or 0.2% to 1.7% of Kenya’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  This is equivalent to roughly 30% of the Government’s total spending on education and 144% of its spending on health in 2018.


24 January 2018

New Report From Open For Business Coalition Shows Economic Upside for LGBT+ Inclusive Cities

Cities that are LGBT+ inclusive have greater competitive advantages because they are open to new ideas, welcoming to people of different backgrounds and foster an environment that encourages the free flow of innovation, according to Open For Business, a coalition of 25 global companies making the case that inclusive, diverse societies are better for business and economic growth.


19 September 2016

Open For Business Announces Two New Coalition Partners During The 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting In New York

PwC, the multinational accounting firm, and The Boston Consulting Group, the global management consulting firm, today joined Open For Business, a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action that brings together a coalition of leading global companies supporting LGB&T inclusion around the world.


25 February 2016

Two New Coalition Partners Join Open For Business

Burberry and Inditex today joined Open For Business, a coalition of leading global companies supporting LGB&T inclusion around the world.


22 January 2016

Open For Business Announces Four New Coalition Partners During The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting In Davos

Accenture, Barclays, Microsoft and Tesco today joined Open For Business, a coalition of leading global companies supporting LGB&T inclusion around the world.


29 September 2015

Open For Business Officially Launches At The Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting In New York

Fourteen of the world’s global companies will announce today the launch of the first business-led coalition supporting LGB&T inclusion.