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The Role of Companies for LGBTQ+ Rights

2024 Global Conference

The Role of Companies for LGBTQ+ Rights

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT

In the United States alone, nearly 14 million adults identify as LGBTQ+. The LGBTQ+ community currently wields $1 trillion in spending power—a metric that is only expected to grow. As the community becomes increasingly represented in employee and consumer bases alike, what role should corporations play in LGBTQ+ rights? How does it inform how and when companies make business decisions?

Opening Remarks
Brian Carandang
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Moj Mahdara
Co-Founder, Kinship Ventures
Nedra Dickson
Managing Director, Global Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability Lead, Accenture
Henry Mallari-D'Auria
Chief Investment Officer of Global and Emerging Markets Equities, Ariel Investments
Todd Sears
Founder and CEO, Out Leadership
Ari Shaw
Senior Fellow and Director of International Programs, The Williams Institute, UCLA