Disability Inclusion Drives Business Success
New research recently released by Accenture, in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, indicates that companies who employ and support workers with disabilities outperform their peers. The report entitled, Getting to Equal: The Disability Inclusion Advantage, examined whether or not there is a positive correlation between a company’s disability inclusion efforts and its financial performance. Its results found a correlation, indicating that corporate leaders in disability inclusion have 28% higher revenue, twice the net income, and 30% higher economic profit margins than their peers.
Identifying Trends & Gaps through the Disability Equality Index
180 corporations participated in the 2019 DEI, a historic milestone signifying a 24% increase from 2018. Top participating industries include:
- Technology (11.7%)
- Financial Services (8.9%)
- Insurance (8.9%)
- Healthcare (7.8%)
There are an estimated 1 Billion number of People with Disabilities worldwide. The unemployment rate for People with Disabilities is 2X that of People without Disabilities.
New York Post: With over 1 billion people with disabilities around the world, it has never been more important to ensure that we reflect that diversity. It brings invaluable expertise and strength to the company, as well as insight into product and service improvements that will impact the accessibility and usability of features. This is essential to our long-term success.
Investor Group Representing $2.1 Trillion Appeals to Companies to be Inclusive
Large investors across the country are asking companies to be more inclusive toward employees with disabilities. This impactful statement by investors emphasizes that our corporate partners of Disability:IN Wisconsin are not just doing the right thing but doing what’s good for business. We hope our group of corporate partners continues to grow, strengthening the fabric of our local economy and ensuring an optimistic future for all Wisconsinites.
Learn more about the Joint Investor Statement on Corporate Disability Inclusion here.