There are more than 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, which makes more than 1 billion reasons for building a more inclusive, accessible workplace—and world.
Accenture is marking this year's International Day for Persons with Disabilities with speaker, digital creator and author Molly Burke and motivational, TEDx speaker and Happiness Coach Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta, hosted by its very own inclusion and diversity lead Beck Bailey.
More than one billion people globally are living with some form of disability. Collectively, people with disabilities cross every age, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. In the United States, 26% of adults (one in four) have a disability. Yet 50% of this community in the US are more likely to be unemployed than nondisabled people of working age.
A year unlike any other has brought us to an inflection point. The single biggest change in human behavior in history, triggered by the pandemic, has now triggered the single biggest reinvention of industry in living memory. We are seeing a world awakened to an incredible opportunity to reimagine and rebuild responsibly and sustainably, and, in turn, transform our global economy into one that works for the benefit of all.
New Accenture Research: Enabling Change, Getting to Equal 2020
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Our new global research finds companies that fully include employees with disabilities grow faster. Yet, employees with disabilities are 60% more likely to feel excluded than their colleagues. We uncovered eight important factors that build a more inclusive culture for all employees and help unlock a company’s full potential. Find out and learn more.
Peter Lacy named to newly created role of Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead
NEW YORK, October 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced new commitments to sustainability — including industry-leading goals for net-zero emissions, as well as a newly created leadership role — as it moves to embed responsible business practices in all of its services and across every area of the company.
The company is unveiling three industry-leading goals: