To accelerate equality and social and economic inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people.
Our Strategy for Impact
PGLE works to advance equality and social and economic inclusion for LGBTIQ+ people around the world by:
Operationalizing the UN Standards of Conduct for Business in Tackling Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ People by providing tools and resources for companies to advance and implement LGBTIQ+ inclusion globally
Leveraging the World Economic Forum’s global platform to increase the visibility of business leaders committed to accelerating LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion and promoting human rights for all
Raising awareness of best practices and benchmarks to assist companies in meeting their commitments and responsibilities to global LGBTIQ+ equality
Impacts: SDGs 5, 8, 10, and 16
How We Work
PGLE is a coalition of multinational companies and civil society organizations hosted by BSR, in partnership with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the World Economic Forum.
Its priorities are steered by a committee of elected representatives of participating companies.
PGLE meets quarterly, and members contribute to the development of tools, resources, and methodologies to help companies operationalize the UN Standards of Conduct for Business in Tackling Discrimination against LGBTIQ+ People as well as elevate global awareness of LGBTIQ+ rights in their workplace and international forums through collective and individual advocacy.
Who We Work With
Ernst & Young LLP
Human Rights Campaign, Inc.
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
The World Economic Forum
Stonewall Equality Ltd
OutRight Action International
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