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Driving disability inclusion in companies at country level: 2023 survey among National Business and Disability Networks worldwide

2024

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To better understand the work, success stories, challenges and support needs of National Business and Disability Networks (NBDNs) – with focus on the year 2023 – a bilingual (English and Spanish) survey by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) was sent to the coordinating entities of the 40 NBDNs that were members of the ILO GBDN at the end of December 2023. This analysis is based on the responses by 32 NBDNs that were received until mid-March 2024.

Valuable 500 & the ILO GBDN: A powerful partnership to drive disability inclusion in business

2024

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The collaboration between Valuable 500 and the ILO GBDN spans over five years already and continues to grow stronger.

UN Global Compact & the ILO GBDN : A powerful partnership to drive disability inclusion in business

2024

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The collaboration between the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the ILO GBDN spans over a decade and continues to grow stronger.

Making sure that people with disabilities can take part in changes to work because of climate change

2024

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This easy-to-read version of the 2023 publication “Making the green transition inclusive for persons with disabilities” by Fundación ONCE and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network takes a closer look at the transition to a greener world of work and how it affects opportunities and challenges for the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Businesses leading the way on disability inclusion: A compilation of good corporate practices

2023

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This comprehensive compilation includes good corporate practices from 30 multinational enterprises, all members of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, who share the goal of creating a work culture that is welcoming and inclusive of persons with disabilities. Each company presented here has shared their single best practice regarding disability inclusion, with the aim to inspire and encourage other companies to learn from these practices and to improve the inclusion of persons with disabilities in their specific corporate setting. This is even more important as more and more companies are starting their disability inclusion journey, while others are working to continue improving what already exists in their enterprises.

Making the green transition inclusive for persons with disabilities

2023

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Persons with disabilities face unique challenges in the context of climate change – both in terms of how they are directly impacted as well as the obstacle faced in taking advantage of emerging labour market opportunities – and are often overlooked in the development and implementation of climate policies and adaptation efforts. To achieve a just transition, it is necessary that empowerment and training in emerging green job niches are inclusive to the needs of disadvantaged groups, that social dialogue with underrepresented groups is central in all policymaking processes, and that inclusion and accessibility are incorporated in the greening process and social protection systems.

The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of National Business and Disability Networks

2023

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Typically, like other societal actors, enterprises are on a learning journey regarding the way disability inclusion, including the employment of persons in their own workforces, can be made effective and sustainable. National Business and Disability Networks (NBDNs) can provide non-judgmental and encouraging employers-led platforms at country level.

Disability inclusion in small and medium-sized enterprises: Analysis of a survey among National Business and Disability Networks

2023

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A survey by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network aimed to explore how SMEs could be better supported in their efforts to become inclusive of persons with disabilities was sent to the 36 National Business and Disability Networks. This report presents the survey results, analyses them and provides key recommendations on how to enable SMEs to further promote the employment of persons with disabilities.

Disability inclusion in the African business community: latest trends and good practices

2023

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The ILO Global Business and Disability Network conducted a technical workshop for African National Business and Disability Networks as well as a regional conference for Africa in October 2022. The key insights and practices presented during these two ILO GBDN Africa events are consolidated in this report, thus aiming to provide an overview of key initiatives on disability inclusion in private sector companies in Africa.

Making sure that people with disabilities are not left out of the digital world of work

2022

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This easy-to-read version of the 2021 publication “An inclusive digital economy for people with disabilities” takes a closer look at the digital transformation of the world of work and how it affects opportunities and challenges for the inclusion of persons with disabilities.