FORBES: People With Disabilities Want Paychecks Not Pity: Here’s How Businesses Are Helping
Despite reports that U.S. unemployment continues to drop, most people with disabilities are still unemployed. And, despite the recent focus on hiring a diverse workforce, developing disability inclusion practices has lagged far behind. Until now.
Research from the Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage shows that 45 companies championing disability inclusion experienced on average:
- 28% higher revenue
- twice the net income
- 30% better performance on economic profit margins
- and were twice as likely to have total shareholder returns that outperformed their peers
It should be a pretty huge ‘aha moment’ for Fortune 500 companies—and one that merits a lot of discussion at the top levels about how to redefine disability employment.
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US institutional investors push companies to hire people with disabilities
US investors representing more than $1trn in assets, led by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read, have called on companies to create “inclusive workplaces” that benefit from the skills people with disabilities, who remain underrepresented in the workforce. Signatories to the statement included New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, […]
Corporate America Urged To Increase Disability Hiring
A group of investors with over $1 trillion in assets is looking to use its clout to pressure companies into hiring more people with disabilities. With a joint statement issued this week, the group led by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read is urging businesses they’re invested in to […]
Chief Investment Officer: Institutional Investors Call for Workplace Disability Inclusion
Companies that embrace disability inclusion in the workplace benefit from increased innovation as well as profitability,” said Read in a statement. “We are asking the companies we invest in to adopt policies to improve the representation of people with disabilities in their workforce and continue to identify opportunities for improvement. Read the full article HERE.