EIB Group stands up for LGBTIQ rights on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT 2022)
17 May 2022
On the occasion of European Diversity Month and to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), the EIB Group, composed of the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund, is committed to stand up for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersexual or queer people (LGBTIQ) and promote the inclusion of LGBTIQ people in our societies.
We pledge our commitment to:
Foster the EIB Group’s role as an ambassador of LGBTIQ rights in our operations all around the world to ensure that LGBTIQ individuals can benefit equally from our projects
Advance the discussion around LGBTIQ inclusion in the workplace, by further developing an organisation in which everyone feels they belong and confident to be their authentic self
Promote a culture of allyship and support, to empower and actively engage everyone in creating greater equity and an environment in which people thrive
EIB President Werner Hoyer, on behalf of the EIB Group
Shiva Dustdar is the new Director and Head of the EIB Institute and the first woman to lead this key pillar of the EIB Group’s community and citizen engagement. She succeeds Francisco De Paula Coelho, who retired after heading the Institute since 2016.