How Disability Inclusion Builds Sustainable Companies

By Jill Houghton, President & CEO, Disability:IN

SOURCE: CECP: Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose

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As the country grapples with a pandemic, a racial equality movement and now, civil unrest, business leaders yearn to get back on the road to stability—and fast. This year, CEOs and investors are expected to intensify their focus on the “S” of ESG activities (environmental, social and governance investing), according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer report.

In particular, leading companies want to accelerate a culture of inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation and other identities so they can lead sustainable and resilient businesses. And their leaders are taking action—from diversifying board composition to expanding targeted talent acquisition.

People with disabilities are included in these efforts. After all, disability inclusion in the workplace isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also good for business.

First, companies that champion disability inclusion significantly outperform their peers, earning as much as 28 percent higher revenue, double the net income and 30 percent higher economic profit margins, according to a 2018 report from Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.

 

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KEYWORDS: disability, Disabilities, different abilities, American Association of People with Disabilities, Disability Inclusion, differently abled, CECP, CECP: Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose

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