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:
Insights into how leaders can set LGBT+ employees up for success from Accenture’s Christine Rauh, Managing Director and Global Pride Network Co-Sponsor
The rainbow flag of Pride continues to spread its colors, and as we celebrate the unity and determination of people across the world striving for equality, we must also remain laser-focused on the road that lies ahead.
Our virtual homecare program uses voice and vision technology to help senior citizens connect with their community and families.
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The number of older people physically and socially isolated at home is rising rapidly around the globe. Because these people often do not have family members living nearby to help, the situation has created a new population of vulnerable people.