The Business Case for LGBTQI+ Inclusion (panel)
Date: 28 June 2018 | Venue: Paul Webley Atrium | 1600-1730
What role can businesses play in advancing LGBTQI+ rights in Asia? Given that multinational corporations remain a major source of formal employment, it is important that the rights of LGBTQI+ employees are maintained. This panel will focus on how companies are working towards ensuring diversity and inclusion at the workplace level, despite unfriendly local laws and ask whether businesses can provide funds to support LGBTQI+ activism, given the shortage of non-governmental funds.
Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Institute for Human Rights and Business, author of recently released UN business standards on LGBT inclusion;
Midnight Poonkasetwattana, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM);
Cheryl “Chelsea” Alcantara, Citi;
Chair: Vicky Hayden, Head of Private Sector Memberships, Stonewall