Open, inclusive and diverse societies are better for business and better for economic growth. 

The Open For Business reports present the evidence base that supports this: demonstrating that businesses thrive in tolerant societies and that the spread of anti-LGBT+ policies runs counter to the interests of business and economic development.

The economic and business case identifies 27 propositions that show LGBT+ inclusion goes hand-in-hand with increased economic performance, business performance, and individual performance. These propositions are supported by hundreds of academic studies, business reports, data sets, and expert opinions. Explore the propositions below.


The Open For Business report brings together a broad base of research undertaken from different perspectives and with different geographical foci, and identifies themes that are globally relevant.

Special Focus

Our Special Focus reports expand on the economic and business case by providing in-depth analysis on certain regions, topics, or industries. The purpose of these reports is to provide targeted evidence for civil society leaders, business leaders, and others to make specific, high-impact arguments in support of LGBT+ inclusion.

More about our Special Focus reports



LGBT+ inclusive cities are more economically competitive. This special focus report identifies the driving factors behind this trend, provides case studies on cities around the world focused on LGBT+ inclusion, and launches the Open For Business City Ratings.

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