News: Corporate sector called to address the needs of LGBT workers in India

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Corporate sector called to address the needs of LGBT workers in India

The need to embrace diversity in terms of promoting greater gender equality in the workplace and ensuring greater opportunities for under-represented and marginalised groups is generally well understood by corporate India. To this end IBM, Goldman Sachs, Google and Community Business, a leading non-profit organization specializing in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), have come up with a new resource guide for employers entitled Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees in India, that highlights the business case for addressing the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees and provides the cultural and legal context for LGBT issues in India. As a practical resource, it also provides a set of recommendations on what companies can do to create inclusive workplaces for LGBT employees and includes a number of examples of good practice. According to Lisa Donnelly, Co-Head of the Operations Division at Goldman Sachs in Bangalore and MD Sponsor of the GS India LGBT Network, “It is crucial for India as an emerging economy to fully explore the potential of its LGBT population and for companies to have inclusive policies that enable their employees to be able to bring their whole selves to work.”

The need to embrace diversity in terms of promoting greater gender equality in the workplace and ensuring greater opportunities for under-represented and marginalised groups is generally well understood by corporate India. To this end IBM, Goldman Sachs, Google and Community Business, a leading non-profit organization specializing in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), have come up with a new resource guide for employers entitled Creating Inclusive Workplaces for LGBT Employees in India, that highlights the business case for addressing the needs of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees and provides the cultural and legal context for LGBT issues in India. As a practical resource, it also provides a set of recommendations on what companies can do to create inclusive workplaces for LGBT employees and includes a number of examples of good practice. According to Lisa Donnelly, Co-Head of the Operations Division at Goldman Sachs in Bangalore and MD Sponsor of the GS India LGBT Network, “It is crucial for India as an emerging economy to fully explore the potential of its LGBT population and for companies to have inclusive policies that enable their employees to be able to bring their whole selves to work.”

Source: Community Business
 

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