Case Study

Together We Can Plus Partnership in Sri Lanka

June 13, 2023

Together We Can Plus (TWC+) benefitted 12 companies in Sri Lanka through concrete actions on inclusion of persons with disabilities and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people. The partnership offered an opportunity for a group of leading Sri Lankan companies to learn, share knowledge, and make commitments to promote more inclusive workplaces, products, and services.

Over the course of 18 months, IFC, through the TWC+ partnership, supported 12 companies to take 65 actions to advance opportunities for persons with disabilities and/or LGBTI persons. Actions ranged from raising awareness on disability and/or LGBTI inclusion, adapting company policies and procedures on recruitment, to partnering with community organizations to build a pipeline for inclusive hiring. In doing so, 66 percent of the companies realized positive business impacts. These included increased employee satisfaction, increased employee safety at work, access to new markets, and reduced absenteeism.