LGBT+ inclusion is a demonstrated market differentiator, and when it comes to strategies proven to drive better business results, companies searching for competitive edge can’t leave any stone unturned. Company policies are important – research demonstrates that companies with policies inclusive of LGBT+ people have stock market returns on average 10 percent greater than peer firms who don’t.
We know that firms that are optimally LGBT+ inclusive are perceived, and experienced, as more welcoming to other diverse communities, as well. But inclusion is a lived experience – and companies with the right policies can still fall short, and leave value on the table, by failing to create effectively inclusive cultures. Companies need to understand LGBT+ inclusion quantitatively – so they know how to focus their efforts to create maximal business impact. That’s where OL-iQ comes in.