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Celebrating Disability Inclusion with Accenture

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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.

Accenture Launches 360° Value Reporting Experience

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Combines financial and environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting into digital-first experience

Comprehensive view of goals, progress and performance enhances transparency for all stakeholders

Also announces plan to plant 674,000 trees — one for each person at Accenture

Join Accenture's Celebration for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

One billion reasons for disability inclusion
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Did you know that more than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability? That’s more than 1 billion reasons why we all have a role in enabling change for a more inclusive world.

AI for Disability Inclusion

Enabling change with advanced technology
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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.

United Nations Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2020

Reporting on Our Growth as a Responsible Company
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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.

Closer to a Gender-Balanced Workforce

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Accenture's commitment to reach a gender-balanced workforce by 2025 is one step closer, as a record percentage of women are promoted to managing director and senior managing director positions.  

Now, 25% of our managing directors globally are women—a goal we set ourselves to achieve by the end of 2020.

It doesn’t stop there—and it won’t stop until we reach all our goals. Transparency is critical, and our new goal of achieving 30% women managing directors by 2025 is in motion.

Companies That Focus on Disability Inclusion Grow Faster Than Their Peers

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.

Accenture Sets Industry-Leading Net-Zero, Waste and Water Goals

Peter Lacy named to newly created role of Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead
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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:

How 'Culture-Smart' Organizations Say, Do and Drive a Culture of Equality

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Did you know?

  • We often categorize people without even talking to them.
  • Sometimes “yes” does not mean “yes.”
  • Inviting a client to dinner (or not) can be a deal breaker.

Go anywhere around the world and communication styles and customs are often different from our own.

Most times, we don’t even realize that something holds us back—or leads us—to stereotype people from different cultures and backgrounds before we’ve even met them.

Why Workplace Accessibility Matters: Hear From Persons With Disabilities Succeeding at Work

Insights from Accenture colleagues on accessibility when you walk in the shoes of someone who is deaf, blind or autistic.
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Imagine a world that is: Silent. Dark. Confusing. Out of reach.

Walk in the shoes of someone who is deaf, blind, autistic or in a wheelchair, and the world will appear very different. Perhaps even isolating, forbidding, closed and exclusive.

That’s often the reality for nearly 1 billion people worldwide with a disability. But workplace accessibility can change that.

Meet Sergio, Beatriz and Jonathan.

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