Disability Equality Index

The Pension Boards-UCC, Inc., JLens, and the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes sign Joint Investor Statement on Disability Inclusion

Investors representing more than $2.8 trillion in combined assets, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read, are calling on companies they invest in to create inclusive workplaces that can benefit from employing the millions of talented people with disabilities who remain [...]

2020-10-19T15:21:30+00:00October 19th, 2020|Disability Equality Index|

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff signs CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion

"As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Disability Employment Awareness Month and further our commitment towards building a more inclusive workplace for people with disabilities, Salesforce is honored to join “IN” with a coalition of CEOs advocating for the inclusion of people with disabilities within business through the “CEO Letter [...]

2020-10-19T15:36:27+00:00October 14th, 2020|Corporate Partners, Disability Equality Index, In the News|

COVID-19 pandemic reversed decades of employment gains for disabled, but advocates see glimmers of hope – ABC News

October marks the 75th annual National Disability Awareness Employment Month, part of a Labor Department's effort to spread awareness about the employment struggles those with disabilities often face in the workplace. This year also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which [...]

America’s CEOs Call for Disability Inclusion – MediaPlanet

Registering for the index will be a major step forward in advancing inclusion for the estimated 1 in 4 Americans with disabilities — a minority group that anyone can join at any time. To date, 16 CEOs have signed the “CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion,” an open letter encouraging [...]

2020-10-05T17:11:37+00:00August 20th, 2020|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

CEOs Asked to Pledge Disability Inclusion at Their Companies – AdWeek

When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it provided the first-ever federal equal rights protections for people with disabilities. That meant that a disability could no longer be used as an excuse not to hire an otherwise qualified employee; it also meant that workplaces [...]

2020-10-05T17:14:59+00:00July 27th, 2020|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

Disability Rights Gain Traction Among ESG Investors – Bloomberg

Disability inclusion is shaping up to be the next frontier of ESG investing. Investors are pushing companies to create more welcoming workplaces for employees with disabilities, whether they use a wheelchair or have a mental illness. Twenty-two institutions managing $2.8 trillion of assets urged corporations in late May to review their policies and [...]

2020-10-05T17:22:28+00:00July 26th, 2020|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

A call to action for America’s CEOs: Show your commitment to inclusion of people with disabilities – Fortune

In the midst of the unprecedented environment that all businesses are currently navigating—and will continue to be navigating for the foreseeable future—few would argue that opportunities to deliver improved business performance are now more important than ever. Similarly, at a time when society is calling on all organizations, especially [...]

2020-10-05T17:19:21+00:00July 26th, 2020|Disability Equality Index, In the News|

Disability Equality Index reveals 2020 “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

View official news release. Disability Equality Index reveals 2020 “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” Disability Equality Index report highlights industry trends and global insights Washington, D.C., July 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Disability Equality Index (DEI), the nation’s [...]

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