Herbert Smith Freehills has, today, joined Open for Business – a coalition of global organisations supporting LGBT+ inclusion around the world.
Established in 2015 to advance LGBT+ rights and demonstrate the business rationale for global LGBT+ inclusion, Open for Business focuses on building consensus that anti-LGBT+ policies run counter to the interests of business and economic development.
By becoming a coalition partner Herbert Smith Freehills is highlighting its commitment to breaking through diversity and inclusion inertia in the wider business community. The partnership also signifies the firm’s determination to create an environment where LGBT+ talent is identified, nurtured and promoted.
“In recent years there has been considerable progress on LGBT+ rights, yet there remain parts of the world where those rights are not recognised or protected. I’m proud to be leading a firm where LGBT+ inclusion has become a focus of our mobility policies and practices and my intention is to build on our partnership with Open for Business to help drive a data-led approach that empowers policymakers to build a more inclusive society,” says Justin D’Agostino, CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills.
Other membership organisations in the professional services sector can be seen here.