India LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Assessment

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
With the reading down of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, there is fresh optimism for LGBT+ inclusion in India. Following a period of hesitancy by companies, there is now greater corporate readiness to address this topic as part of their diversity and inclusion agenda.

Indeed as Indian society comes to terms with a new era of openness and acceptance towards sexual minorities – a culture change that will not happen overnight, there is an important and critical role that companies can play.  In taking proactive steps to create inclusive workplaces for LGBT+ employees, companies can act as catalysts of change – both in their own organisations and beyond.

In 2019 we published our LGBT+ Inclusion in India – The Definitive Guide. This in-depth research combines our deep knowledge of this subject with local insights to provide companies in India with a comprehensive resource to support their LGBT+ inclusion strategy in India.  Importantly it includes a robust set of recommendations, illustrated with examples of best practice.  As the corporate sector in India seeks to make progress on LGBT+ workplace inclusion,  we have captured our unique expertise to develop a consultancy tool designed to help individual companies move towards best practice, differentiating themselves in the marketplace.

What is the India LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Assessment?

Our LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Assessment is an online self-assessment tool that supports companies to embed LGBT+ inclusion deep into their heart of their organisation in India. Structured around nine categories, the tool presents a strategic framework of best practice indicators for companies to assess their performance against. As part of this consultancy offering, companies can engage Community Business to analyse the results, provide an individual company report and conduct a personalised Debrief & Strategy Session to help develop a roadmap moving forward.

Why Participate?

Here are 5 reasons why you should participate in our India LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Assessment:

  1. Leverage a robust framework to understand and assess extent to which your company is adopting LGBT+ inclusion best practice.
  2. Engage key stakeholders in your company to ensure joint commitment to your LGBT+ Inclusion strategy.
  3. Identify areas for improvement and build a roadmap for the way forward.
  4. Get expert and customised advice from Community Business, the established leading LGBT+ experts in Asia.
  5. Position yourself for success to participate in a public index or benchmarking exercise.


"Community Business’ LGBT+ Inclusion Assessment is a comprehensive and structured approach to assessing an organisation’s journey towards LGBT+ inclusion. The framework is extensive and allows an organisation to assess where they are on different areas of LGBT+ inclusion from a strategic point of view, reflecting on current trends and best practices in the marketplace. A great tool for an Employee Resource Group to refer to as they support the business in achieving diversity and inclusion goals."

Mellener Anne Coelho
Vice President & India Head Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Northern Trust

Participation in Assessment

Participation in the assessment is priced at US$1,000. For this price you receive: 

  • Access to India LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Online Tool.
  • A detailed company report. The report will include: a summary of your responses, highlighting where you performed well and where there could be improvement, recommendations on how to improve your performance with reference to best practice and a summary roadmap highlighting key priorities and next steps. 
  • A debrief and strategy session led by Community Business to engage your key stakeholders and advise you on the way forward. 

What Next?


If you are interested to take your LGBT+ inclusion strategy to the next level by conducting this India LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion Assessment, simply register your interest. We will then:

  1. Send you a Non-Disclosure Agreement to sign, to reassure you of the confidentiality of the data that you share with us.
  2. Send you a password-protected link to access the online assessment tool and provide you full briefing instructions on how to complete your assessment.
  3. Consolidate and analyse your results.
  4. Compile an individual company report, assessing your performance and providing recommendations for areas of improvement.*
  5. Schedule a 90-minute Debrief & Strategy Session with your key stakeholders to share the findings of your assessment and advise you the way forward.