Latest updates

Our latest updates

Our latest media coverage, coalition action, press releases, publications and events.

Media Coverage

Tactics to support same-sex couples in overseas postings – 15 Feb 2018

“Even if they try their hardest to make inclusive workplaces, companies are not going to realise the full business and economic value of LGBT inclusion because of the laws and social attitudes" - Drew Keller, Open For Business

London ranked among top cities “fully open for business” on inclusivity and competitiveness – 24 Jan 2018

London has been ranked among the top cities crowned "fully open for business" in a new study assessing which places across the globe demonstrate the highest levels of inclusion and economic competitiveness.

Companies face up to clash of cultures over LGBT+ rights [Paywall] – 7 Jun 2016

“Businesses perform better when the companies offer an environment that is LGBT+-friendly and they pursue pro-LGBT+ policies.” – Jon Miller, Brunswick Group  

EIU Perspectives podcast: Forget being PC – Lives are at stake – 25 April 2016

Matthew Bishop is joined by Brunswick Group’s Jon Miller to discuss why leading multinational firms have formed Open for Business, a global coalition to campaign for LGBT+ rights.  

Accenture, Barclays, Microsoft and Tesco join global coalition pushing for LGBT rights, David Hudson – Jan 22 2016

It was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos that four more corporations are joining the Open for Business initiative.  

Campaign launched highlighting economic case for pro-LGBT rights, Jill Treanor – 29 September 2015

Open for Business ‘pulls together data that makes the case for the LGBT community in the workplace’

The economic case for global LGBT rights

A report from the Open For Business Coalition shows a close correlation between economic development and LGBT inclusion.

Coalition Action

Open For Business report launch – 24 January 2018

Open For Business collation partner Accenture hosted the launch of our new report ‘Strengthening the economic case’ at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Watch the live streamed event.

OUTStanding Executive Sponsors Breakfast

Open For Business’ Jon Miller spoke at a breakfast hosted by our coalition partner PwC, to discuss the role that executive sponsors can play in promoting LGB&T inclusion globally.

Cities That Are Open For Business Show High Levels of Economic Success, Sander van ‘t Noordende, Group CEO, Accenture

Accenture's Group CEO Sander van 't Noordende discusses why LGBT+ inclusive cities are competitive cities.

Open for Business partners with The Economist

Pride and Prejudice 2017 explored the role of business in moving the mark on LGBT rights. To coincide with the conference the EIU published it’s new ‘Agents of Change’ report looking into the status of LGBT people in the business world.

Six LGBT advocates travelled to the WEF 2017 in Davos – 20 February 2017

Open For Business travelled to the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos with six global LGB&T advocates in partnership with All Out and Hub Culture.

Open For Business networking event

Our collation partners Burberry and Inditex held an Open For Business networking event for policy makers and civil society at the Burberry store in Washington DC.

A Clear Message For Countries Where It’s Illegal To Be Gay, Sir Richard Branson – 1 October 2015

Sir Richard Branson: The moral case has been made; now we hav the economic evidence.

Press Releases