Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE)

The Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality (PGLE) is a coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTI equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change.

The Partnership was announced at the Forum’s Annual Meeting on January 22, 2019. The founding members were leading multinational companies, notably Accenture, Deutsche Bank, EY, Mastercard, Microsoft, PWC, and Salesforce.

The Partnership is supported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and is operated in collaboration with  the Forum.

Partners will work together to:



  1. Operationalize the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business Tackling Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Intersex (LGBTI) People by providing tools and resources for companies to advance and implement LGBTI inclusion globally;


  2. Leverage the World Economic Forum’s platform to support committed business leaders in accelerating LGBTI workplace inclusion and promoting human rights for all


  3. Organize and raise awareness of best practices and benchmarks to assist companies in meeting their commitments and responsibilities to global LGBTI equality.