20 Oct 2022
2023 LGBT+ Inclusion Index Information Session: Sharing from Gold Standard Companies
Customised Small Group Sharing Session with Gold Standard Companies
We will be running virtual information sessions between October and December 2022, which will provide a more detailed look at the application and assessment process for the Index and Survey. Organisations that want to participate are strongly encouraged to attend at least one session before submitting their application.
Based on feedback we heard from the pre-Index survey, we found that there is a high demand for companies to hear from previous recipients of the Gold Standard ranking. We have invited panelists from JP Morgan and Standard Chartered, with both companies consistently scoring Gold since the 2015 iteration of the Index.
This session is an opportunity for those new to the process, as well as for companies that want to improve the quality of their submissions, to learn from the Index’s Gold Standard companies at a virtual event that Community Business will facilitate. Representatives of these organisations will share best practices, discuss the policies that earnt them this recognition and provide advice on the application process.
Thu 20 Oct | 11:00am (UTC+8)
Chris Ng, Programme Manager, LGBT+
Chris NgHe/TheyProgramme Manager, LGBT+, Community Business
Programme Manager, LGBT+, Community Business
Prior to Community Business, Chris served as the client service officer at a private mental health clinic at Kuala Lumpur which inspired him to focus on the mental health of LGBT+ during the COVID-19 pandemic in his undergraduate thesis which explored how increasing social support and mental resilience of sexual minorities promotes better mental health and reduces depression. He presented his findings at the 5th China International Conference on Positive Psychology organised by Tsing Hua University. His master’s research focused on the “Roof” Project in Malaysia to create a centre for Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DE&I).
Chris has 5 years of experience volunteering as a minister in LGBT+ affirming churches and Christian NGOs in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. He also leads support groups, engages in interfaith dialogue and facilitates workshops and training. He provides guidance around the topic of reconciling faith with sexuality and strives to tackle inequality and promote diversity and inclusion among spiritual communities, as well as encourage spiritual and mental wellbeing in the community.
Chris holds a Master of Arts in Christian Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Southwest University of Science and Technology. Chris is a proud Malaysian based in Hong Kong who is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Malay. Chris uses he/they pronouns.