Open For Business Reports

Open For Business reports represent the most collective and cogent evidence base for the economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion to date. The reports synthesize hundreds of academic studies, business reports, data set, and expert perspectives into a clear and convincing case that shows LGBT+ inclusion is good for business and good for economic growth.

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Channels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies

Translated by the Beijing LGBT Center, this is the Simplified Chinese version of our Channels of Influence report. Taking action on LGBT+ inclusion in the public sphere is difficult. These actions need to be responsible for the company’s brand, clients and employees and they need to be grounded in local realities of LGBT+ people on the ground. This report provides this guidance for action. The report’s framework identifies five Channels of Influence that companies can use to advance LGBT+ rights in every country they operate in.

August 2019

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report highlights: Strengthening the economic case

Translated by the Beijing LGBT Center, this is the Simplified Chinese version of our report that highlights the key findings of the Strengthening the Economic Case report. It provides a good summary of the report’s insights for a quick overview.

August 2019

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The Economic and Business Case for Marriage Equality and LGBT+ inclusion in Taiwan

Marriage for same-sex couples can help Taiwan develop its economic competitiveness and facilitate an environment for companies to thrive. Particularly, the freedom to marry and LGBT+ inclusion can help Taiwan to shift to high-value industries and foster innovation; slow the economic losses that may result from demographic shifts; and help companies perform better as a result of their commitment to inclusion and diversity.

April 2019

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Channels of Influence: How Companies Can Promote LGBT+ Inclusive Societies

Taking action on LGBT+ inclusion in the public sphere is difficult. These actions need to be responsible for the company’s brand, clients and employees and they need to be grounded in local realities of LGBT+ people on the ground. This report provides this guidance for action. The report’s framework identifies five Channels of Influence that companies can use to advance LGBT+ rights in every country they operate in.

March 2019

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The Economic Case for LGBT+ Inclusion in Kenya

This report shows that LGBT+ inclusion is a key ingredient for economic growth in Kenya. LGBT+ discrimination is costing the country 1.7% of GDP per year, and a focus on LGBT+ inclusion can help provide infrastructure necessary for sustained economic growth.

February 2019

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Strengthening the economic case

This report further builds the economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion. It identifies 27 individual propositions which show that open and inclusive environments are good for business and economic growth. The Special Focus on Cities is also included in this report.

January 2018

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report highlights: Strengthening the economic case

This report highlights the key findings of the Strengthening the Economic Case report above. It provides a good summary of the report’s insights for a quick overview.

January 2018

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THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS CASE FOR LGBT+ INCLUSION

This report presents the most comprehensive evidence base to date for global LGBT+ inclusion: successful businesses thrive in diverse, inclusive societies and the spread of anti-gay policies runs counter to the interests of business and economic development.

September 2015

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