Diversity and inclusion in a changing world: managing regional differences in LGBTQIA inclusion

29 Jun 2022

Online English
2:30pm CET ⎪ 3:30pm CET

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to invite you to an online roundtable discussion on Diversity and Inclusion in a changing world: managing regional differences in LGBTQIA inclusion. 

This session is organised by ICC World Business Pride jointly with Open for Business, a coalition of leading global companies dedicated to LGBTQIA inclusion. ICC World Business Pride and Open for Business coalition recently joined forces to advocate for a more inclusive and diverse workplace as a driver of creativity, innovation and economic growth. 

About the event 

Across the world, a growing number of businesses understand the value of diversity and inclusion, and make significant efforts to implement policies and programmes to support their LGBTQIA employees, customers and stakeholders. At the same time, the legal protection of LGBTQIA people progresses at an uneven pace around the world. This global patchwork of human rights protection presents an important challenge for businesses keen on leading on LGBTQIA inclusion and poses crucial questions on the role of businesses as a driving force for progress on human rights issues. 

This event will provide a space to discuss the efforts that businesses have made and the challenges they are facing when defending and advocating for LGBTQIA rights globally. Some of the questions that will be addressed include: 

  • How can we define and imagine the future role of business in a more inclusive world? 

  • What approaches should businesses take to deal with the regional differences on LGBTQIA rights? 

  • How can businesses be helped meet these challenges? 


We look forward to seeing you there! 

14:30 – 14:35 CET

Opening remarks 

14:35 – 15:20 CET 

Roundtable discussion: experience and best practices on LGBTQIA inclusion

15:20 – 15:30 CET 

Open for Business: Cities Report preview 

Beck Bailey 

 Managing Director of Global Inclusion and Diversity, Accenture

Justin D’Agostino 

Chief Executive Officer and Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Dinah McLeod 

Consultant and trustee, Open for Business 

Andy Melia 

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Open for Business 

Claire Millar

Chief of Staff, International Chamber of Commerce

Date and venue

June 29 2022

online event (Zoom)

Open to all 

Working language English
Registration Free of charge, however prior registration is required

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