About Open For Business
Open For Business is a response by a number of leading global businesses to the growing backlash against LGBT+ inclusion in many parts of the world. The coalition has charity status in the US and is able to accept tax-deductible donations.
Our coalition partners share a deep-rooted commitment to diversity and inclusion in their own workplaces, and they are concerned about the spread of anti-LGBT+ policies in many countries in which they operate.
The economic and business case for LGBT+ inclusion is central to the mission of Open For Business. In 2015 the coalition published a report containing the most comprehensive evidence base linking LGBT+ inclusion to better economic and business performance. This report was pivotal to reframing LGBT+ rights as an economic issue, as well as a human rights issue.
The second report of the Open For Business coalition, published in January 2018, further strengthens the economic case. It is intended to fuel our Open For Business programs, which exist on two levels: