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IDAHOT Seminar: Sustainability and LGBT inclusion
Flanders Representative - South Africa 2231

IDAHOT Seminar: Sustainability and LGBT inclusion

With the sustainable development goals towards an inclusive workplace

Event date: 5/27/2021 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Export event

In 2015, all UN Member States approved 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be realised by 2030. They tap into existing global challenges with
regard to social inclusion, economic growth and environmental protection.

The SDGs are essential for businesses that want to improve their performance, keep up with others and outperform their peers. The same goes for inclusion regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. However, while it is recognised that they have the same rights, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) individuals face different challenges, including in the workplace.

As the key principle of the SDGs is ‘leave no one behind’, they offer companies the ultimate opportunity to work on sustainability and LGBT inclusion at the same time.

Join us for a seminar on Thursday 27 May 2021 on sustainability & LGBT inclusion, where we will discuss:

• how the SDGs relate to the LGBT community
• which challenges are specific to the LGBT community in the workplace
• why businesses should focus on inclusion in terms of sexual orientation and gender identity
• how companies can combine sustainability and LGBT inclusion
• what the impact is of non-inclusive workplaces
• what tools businesses can use to ensure both sustainability and LGBT inclusion

Luke Andrews, Strategy consultant. Leads the SAWEI programme of the LGBT+ Management Forum
Teveshan Kuni, Financial Services professional. Leads the partner relationships of the LGBT+ Management Forum
The LGBT+ Management Forum is the organisation for professional lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) network groups in
South Africa.

Eva Declerck, Policy officer, çavaria
Çavaria is the umbrella organisation of LGBTI organisations in Flanders, Belgium which lobbies, trains and provides support in areas of
equal rights and the wellbeing of LGBTI people.

Seminar organised by the Embassy of Belgium, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders and the Belgian Chamber of Commerce for Southern Africa, in partnership with çavaria and the LGBT+ Management Forum.

The seminar will be organised in a hybrid form. Limited seats are available at the Embassy of Belgium for participants who would like to attend physically:

Embassy of Belgium,
275 Pomona Street,
Muckleneuk, Pretoria

For those attending in person, there will be a cocktail following the seminar. The physical event will be organised in full compliance with Covid regulations and all guests will be required to wear a mask as condition of entry.

Should you prefer to attend online only, please indicate this on your registration form. A zoom link to the webinar will then be sent after registration. Register by 24 May 2021:


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