The Economic Case
Open, inclusive and diverse societies are better for business and better for economic growth. The Open For Business reports seek to 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 evidence base and a focus on cities is presented below, along with four case studies of cities that are advancing economically while also being LGBT+ inclusive. We also include a link to the first Open For Business City Ratings, a guide of 121 global cities that shows how “open for business” they are – inclusive, progressive and economically competitive.