In the following research I will lay out the factors that explain how and why IBM, one of the most successful Multinational Corporations, has become a global reference in terms Corporate Social Responsibility specifically in their efforts towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) workplace inclusion. Through a case study methodology of IBM’s headquarters in the USA and its subsidiaries in Mexico, aspects of glocalities, organizational structure, business imperatives and activism will inform the questions surrounding the successful cross-national transference and implementation of global CSR policies.

LGBT, multinational corporations, corporate social responsibility, workplace inclusion, business case, CSR transference, IBM, global integration
Pegler, Lee
Individual Study Programme (ISP)
International Institute of Social Studies

Meza Servín, Victoria. (2015, December 11). LGBT Corporate Activism: Beyond the Business Case. Individual Study Programme (ISP). Retrieved from