Local initiatives create new opportunities for international investors
However, when looking at the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Accelerating Acceptance 2022 Report, which explores the general acceptance level of LGBTQ+ adults in America, the results are less encouraging.
7 in 10 individuals report having experienced discrimination personally—an increase of 25% from 2020 levels. BIPOC LGBTQ people are also +91% more likely to experience discrimination based on their race or ethnicity.
More broadly, the US Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe vs Wade has reminded us all of the fragility, and potential revocability, of human rights. Some large corporations responded to the ruling by extending provisions for support to folks who might need to access abortion care — ushering in, perhaps, a new era where individuals’ ability to exercise their rights might be tied in new ways to their employer’s desire and capacity for this additional support.
How are corporations responding to the evolving needs of their teams? What makes DEI initiatives successful whilst others fail at great cost to all involved?
Al Ramsay, VP and Head of 2SLGBTQ+ & Black Customer Segments at TD Bank Group, shares his insights on close to two decades of championing diversity and inclusion as a lived value and an integral part of business success.
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