The third annual Pride and Prejudice Summit, a 24-hour event hosted by The Economist Events across three cities – Hong Kong, London and New York today continues to challenge and push forward the global conversation around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity and inclusion, with a focus on evaluating how advocacy can translate these discussions into meaningful action to improve the legal rights and societal treatment of LGBT people worldwide.
Content captured from the event will be available to download here throughout the day. A highlights film will be available from Friday 25 May.
The 24-hour livestreamed event can be watched at prideandprejudice.economist.com
Chaired by The Economist editors, the summit includes some of the most influential business decision-makers, government policy-makers, and innovative thinkers from around the world including:
- Cecilia Chung, senior director of strategic projects, Transgender Law Center
- Robin Diamonte, chief investment officer, United Technologies
- Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, vice-president, Costa Rica
- Vittorio Colao, chief executive officer, Vodafone Group
- Alison Brittain, chief executive, Whitbread
- Sir Nick Clegg, former deputy prime minister, United Kingdom
- Tadashi Fujita, executive vice-president, Japan Airlines
- Shane Hodges, vice-president, Asia-Pacific, American Airlines
- Tomoya Hosoda, councillor of Iruma, Japan
- Tomoko Nakagawa, mayor of Takarazuka, Japan
- Nareeluc Pairchaiyapoom, director, international human rights division, department of rights and liberties protection, Ministry of Justice, Thailand
Over the past several months, The Economist Intelligence Unit has conducted a global survey of executives to examine current attitudes towards advocacy and the perceived effectiveness of corporate advocacy initiatives, and to assess how advocacy correlates with corporate strength. The findings will be presented at each summit and will contribute to the discussions in each location.