USBLN Now Offers New Two-Year Certification for Disability-Owned Businesses
The Disability:IN recently launched a 2-year certification for all disability-owned business owners.
The USBLN’s decision to expand its nationally recognized certification from one year to two provides a greater value to disability business owners. That means a longer period of time to market and build relationships with Fortune 500 corporate buyers and decision-makers and a reduction in the amount of time and money spent recertifying annually. Now certified suppliers will have more time to focus on growing and expanding their businesses and utilizing resources and tools made available through USBLN’s Disability Supplier Diversity Program (educational scholarships, mentoring, information, and networking). Interested? Visit www.usbln.org/dsdp or email Cami Turcotte at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leading Employers Collaborate to Launch Autism @ Work Playbook
The roundtable, which includes EY, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Microsoft, and SAP, published the “Autism @ Work Playbook,” a resource aimed at providing programmatic guidance for organizations looking to start their inclusive hiring journey.
CEO Start Guide to Disability Inclusion: 2019 Davos Resource
CEO Start Guide for Disability Inclusion 2019 Davos Resource from Disability:IN Disability Inclusion is taking the center stage at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos. Here are 3 steps to tap into the talent of 1 billion people with disabilities around the world.
PENSIONS AND INVESTMENTS: NYS Comptroller DiNapoli recommends the Disability Equality Index for disability inclusion reporting
Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York state comptroller and sole trustee of the $213.2 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities across their enterprises.
NEW YORK TIMES: Hiring People With Disabilities Is Good Business
For years, companies have maintained low expectations about hiring people with disabilities. Most of these companies believed that employees with disabilities could not perform well in the workplace and that actively hiring them would drag company performance and profits down.
FORBES: How Business Leaders Are Introducing Disability Rights As A CSR Issue
“We are starting 2019 with a new effort to press corporate America to have clear policies on disability inclusion," said New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.