Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTI Workers


Recent studies show that persons identifying as LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex) receive 30% fewer call-backs for employment. The transgender unemployment rate is three times higher than the national average and nearly half of LGBTI employees report that discrimination has negatively affected their work environment. Successful businesses thrive in inclusive, diverse societies. Building a diverse and inclusive workplace can help a company mitigate risks, respect human rights obligations and promote a healthy business environment both within its own operations and in the broader community.

In this session, you will learn about the responsibility of businesses to protect the human rights of LGBTI individuals, the importance of establishing policies and practices in support of diversity and inclusion at work and opportunities to contribute to global LGBTI equality outside of the walls of the company.

By completing this session and related learning materials, you will learn about:

  • The benefits of LGBTI inclusion for your business and community
  • How the Standards of Conduct for Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI people apply equally in the workplace, the marketplace and the community

  • The steps that businesses can take to tackle discrimination against LGBTI individuals


Fabrice Houdart, Managing Director Global equality Initiatives, Out Leadership

Daniela Bernacchi, Secretary-General of the Global Compact Network Italy

Tiernan Brady, Global Director of Inclusion, Clifford Chance