Strengthening the economic case

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. It is intended to set out the evidence that will empower those arguing against LGBT+ discrimination, wherever it exists in the world.

This report is intended to set out the evidence that will empower those making the case against LGBT+ discrimination, wherever it exists in the world.

This report outlines 27 Propositions across 3 categories of performance that synthesize a broad and fragmented evidence base into a clear and comprehensive economic case for LGBT+ inclusion. To view these propositions, visit each performance category to learn more. 

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Economic performance

The evidence shows that open, inclusive and diverse societies are better for economic growth, and that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity can damage long-term economic prospects.

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BUSINESS performance

Stronger financial performance flows from the increased ability of LGBT+ inclusive companies to attract and retain talent, to innovate, and to build customer loyalty and brand strength.

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INDIVIDUAL performance

Individuals working in open, diverse and inclusive environments tend to perform better. A culture of inclusion and diversity can boost individual performance – for everyone, not just LGBT+ individuals.

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