Think Diversity! Baltic Diversity Business Forum is the most important conference on diversity management in Latvia. Which will take place in Riga on June 17, 2022.

Registration: https://ej.uz/TH2022

Norises vieta: K. K. fon Stricka villa, Aristida Briāna iela 9, Rīga

Thanks to our supporters, the Forum is free of charge. Entrance only for registered participants. 

This year, the main focus of the Baltic Diversity Business Forum will be a presentation of the research “True cost of intolerance in Latvia: LGBTQ perspective”. Research provides an overall calculation and analysis of the true cost of the lack of inclusive policies for the economy. The Forum will also focus on the analysis of the positive impact of inclusive policies on the business and workforce in Latvia and globally.

Best practice initiatives in diversity management in Latvia often begin from international companies, but later those are successfully replicated by a wider range of employers at the national level. The forum will look at examples of how international and national level companies bring positive impact to the economy and society at large.

The conference will close with a story from a Ukrainian activist about how diversity and inclusion have become a part of the fight for freedom and independence.

Inspired by: Swedbank

Supported by: Social Integration Foundation, Accenture Baltics, KPMG Latvija, TVNET Grupa Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs, Skrivanek.


The forum will take place in Latvian and English (with translation.)

The forum is organised by the Latvian Diversity Charter and Riga Pride 2022

The Forum will be broadcasted live on www.tvnet.lv


Conference will be hosted by Eva Johansone - TV Host and Civic Activist

10:00 Opening 

  • Kaspars Zālītis, Co-ordinator of the Latvian Diversity Charter
  • Mārtiņš Staķis, Mayor of Riga
  • Zane Petre, Head of European Commission Representation in Latvia 
  • Zaiga Pūce, Director of the Social Integration Foundation

10:30 part one

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES: ONE FRAMEWORK FOR ALL

Mare HeinluhtHead of Diversity and Inclusion, Swedbank Group

10:45 - 11:45 panel

CREATING CHANGE THROUGH AN INCLUSIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Mare Heinluht, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Swedbank Group
  • Mikus OzolsProject Control Services Analyst, Accenture Baltics
  • Sandija NovickaPartner at COBALT Legal

11:45 - 12:15 BREAK


12:15 part two

RESEARCH STUDY “THE TRUE COST OF INTOLERANCE: LGBTQ PERSPECTIVE”

Evija ŠturcaPartner at KPMG Latvia

12:30 - 13:30 Panel

THE POTENTIAL POSITIVE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF INCLUSIVE POLICIES

  • Jurijs Spiridonovseconomist, Associated Professor at RISEBA
  • Evija ŠturcaPartner at KPMG Latvia


13:30 - 14:00 BREAK

14:00 part three

WHEN AN ENTREPRENEUR BECOMES AN ACTIVIST ...

  • Inese Vaivare, “Viegli Palīdzēt” (“Easy to help”)
  • Linda Jākobsone, Gribu palīdzēt bēgļiem (Want to help refugees)
  • Ieva DzelzkalneInternal Communication Project Manager at Printful

The panel will be moderator Dace Helmane, Institute for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility

14:45 closing

WE WILL RESIST!"

Lenny Emson, Director of Kyiv Pride


Inspired by: Swedbank

Supported by: Sabiedrības integrācijas fonds, Accenture Baltics, KPMG Latvija, TVNET Grupa, Flandrijas ārlietu departaments, Skrivanek.