The UN’s Fabrice Houdart talks with OPEN Finance about the Standards of Conduct for Business

To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, we sat down at Barclays with Fabrice Houdart, Human Rights Officer at the United Nations, to talk about the UN’s Standards of Conduct for Business. The Standards were a hot topic at this year’s OPEN Finance Forum, and at our recent Roundtable – our member Read more about The UN’s Fabrice Houdart talks with OPEN Finance about the Standards of Conduct for Business[…]

Semi-annual ERG Roundtable unites 80 leaders in financial services

OPEN Finance’s semi-annual ERG/BRG Roundtable brought together 80 leaders from across financial services to share ideas on LGBT inclusiveness and representation. Our discussion ranged from self-ID and amicus briefs to intersectionality and the United Nations’ Standards of Conduct for Business. The attendees shared tons of great ideas that we are looking forward to putting into Read more about Semi-annual ERG Roundtable unites 80 leaders in financial services[…]

Networking brunch at Lotus Blue, April 21

Enjoy a unique Chinese, family-style brunch and meet new colleagues from the finance industry at our second brunch of 2018. Lotus Blue Dongtian Kitchen Bar (above) brings classic Chinese dishes and customers’ favorites from different parts of China under one roof. From Canton to Beijing, from Yunnan to Shanghai, many well known dishes are interpreted Read more about Networking brunch at Lotus Blue, April 21[…]

Announcing the launch of OPEN Finance Women+

To mark International Women’s Day 2018, OPEN Finance is excited to announce the formation of its newest committee, OPEN Finance Women+. OPEN Finance Women+ will lead initiatives focused on driving increased representation of lesbian, bi, and trans* women across the finance industry. The new initiative will be led by co-chairs Carolina Silva and Jordan Silverman (pictured Read more about Announcing the launch of OPEN Finance Women+[…]

Protecting LGBT Progress

To the OPEN Finance Community, The results of last week’s general election have prompted anxiety and media speculation about the impact on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and other communities. For the time being, we are still gathering information to understand how laws and policies might change under a new administration. However, given current Read more about Protecting LGBT Progress[…]

HSBC and Aon host ‘How Corporate America Paves the Way for Global LGBT Equality’

On October 20, 2016, nearly 200 allies and members of the of the LGBT community gathered at HSBC Tower to discuss LGBT equality as a worldwide human rights issue that can be championed by both the public and private sectors. Powered by the OPEN Finance Guest Speakers committee and sponsored by Aon and HSBC, an esteemed Read more about HSBC and Aon host ‘How Corporate America Paves the Way for Global LGBT Equality’[…]