Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE)

The Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE) is a coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTI equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change.

The Partnership was announced at the Forum’s Annual Meeting on January 22, 2019. The founding members were leading multinational companies, notably Accenture, Deutsche Bank, EY, Mastercard, Microsoft, and Salesforce.

The Partnership is supported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and is operated in collaboration with the Forum.

The work of the Partnership for the next two years is focused on four key areas:

  • Advancing and operationalizing the UN Standards of Conducts for Business and therefore promote equality globally;

  • Providing a platform for leaders from the private sector to accelerate progress towards LGBTI inclusion in the workplace;

  • Developing an unparalleled member network of leading human resource, diversity and inclusion, legal and policy professionals to share learnings and best practices;

  • Working in collaboration with other civil society and inter-governmental organizations to advance social dialogue, advocacy, and challenge abusive government actions.

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