Disability:IN, the global organization driving disability inclusion and equality in business, in collaboration with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), released the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI) recently at Disability:IN’s 2022 Global Conference in Dallas.
The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for measuring disability inclusion in business.
The 2022 DEI reveals that more companies are employing people with disabilities in leadership roles than last year. Companies are also trying to make their corporate boards of directors more inclusive of people with disabilities, such as with amendments to their board nominating and governance charters. Download the DEI Report here.
“Disability inclusion is the new frontier of ESG investing and corporate social responsibility. To prepare for the future and create sustainable businesses, companies must engage their stakeholders with disabilities and weave disability inclusion into everything they do. We commend the companies that are taking demonstrated, actionable steps to unlock opportunities for people with disabilities at all levels of a company, including in boardroom roles,” said Ted Kennedy, Jr., Co-chair of the Disability Equality Index and board member of AAPD.