Credit Suisse and Clifford Chance host the Out Leadership: Europe 2015 LGBT Summit in London

Board Chairpersons and Directors will discuss the business and
fiduciary drivers of LGBT equality for multinational corporations:

  • Jane Barker , Chairman, Marsh Ltd and Mercer Ltd, UK
  • Noreen Doyle , Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors and Lead
    Independent Director, Credit Suisse
  • Christopher “Kip” Forbes , Vice Chairman Forbes, Inc.
  • Malcolm Sweeting , Senior Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Air Marshal Sir David Walker , KCVO OBE DL

Fireside chat with Irish business leaders and political leaders of
the Yes Ireland campaign:

  • Tiernan Brady , Political Director, Gay and Lesbian Equality
    Network (GLEN)
  • Margot Slattery , Managing Director of Sodexo Ireland
  • Leo Varadkar , Minister of Health, Ireland

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than one hundred senior European business leaders will gather today
at the Out Leadership: Europe 2015 LGBT Summit (formerly known as Out
on the Street
), hosted by Credit Suisse and Clifford Chance at
Credit Suisse’s offices in London (20 Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf,
London E14 4DA).

“Credit Suisse is proud to host Out Leadership in Europe this year,”
said Gaël de Boissard , Member of the Executive Board and Chief
Executive Officer of the EMEA Region, Credit Suisse. “We encourage all
participants to take what they learn back to their businesses, and use
this knowledge to drive further positive change. The effects will ripple
beyond the business sector to influence political agendas, attitudes
within society and more.”

“It is an honour to host and to participate in today’s important
discussions,” said Malcolm Sweeting , Senior Partner, Clifford
Chance. “Whether you look at it from a moral or economic point of view,
pursuing LGBT equality is clearly the right thing to do. While civil
rights movements are making great strides, they cannot do it alone.”

“We are proud to partner with Clifford Chance and Credit Suisse at this
pivotal moment. Executives who understand that LGBT inclusion creates
positive business benefits now have the opportunity to learn from the
success of campaigns for marriage equality in Europe and the United
States,” said Todd Sears, Founder and Principal, Out Leadership.
“Business leaders can now pivot from marriage equality’s success to
shape new campaigns to eliminate de jure and de facto employment
discrimination against LGBT people – because it’s good for business.”

“40 years ago, it was impossible to imagine that we’d be having this
conversation today,” said Christopher “Kip” Forbes , Vice
Chairman Forbes, Inc. “Global business has played an invaluable role as
LGBT people have claimed their civil rights over the decades, and I’m
glad to have the opportunity to work with Out Leadership to discuss the
significant impact that openly LGBT senior executives and board members
can have on corporate governance and performance.”


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