Business Disability Forum
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. By providing pragmatic support, sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities, we help organisations to become fully accessible to disabled customers and employee.
We have more than twenty-five years’ experience of working with public and private sector organisations, formerly as the Employers’ Forum on Disability, where we were instrumental in lobbying for an creating the first meaningful disability legislation in the UK in the shape of the Disability Discrimination Act. Our 300 members now employ around 15% of the UK workforce and range from FTSE 100 companies and central Government departments to transport providers, construction companies, retailers, higher education providers and public services.
For further information, please visit: www.businessdisabilityforum.org.uk.
Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women.
Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership—because progress for women is progress for everyone.
Catalyst is supported by more than 800 organizations around the world that collectively employ millions of people. We achieve our mission by partnering with our Supporters to make positive change in their organizations.
For further information, please visit: www.catalyst.org
Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks – GDIB
The GDIB helps organizations determine strategy and measure progress in managing diversity and fostering inclusion. It is a free downloadable 80-page booklet that can be used by submitting the Permission Agreement. The GDIB was written by its co-authors and The Centre’s founding board members Julie O’Mara, Board Chair and President, Alan Richter, Ph.D., Treasurer, and 95 Expert Panelists. Among the 95 Expert Panelists is The Centre’s third and final founding member, Nene Molefi, Secretary.
Along with the GDIB comes a suite of User Tools that can aid in approaching and analyzing its contents. Tips and suggestions that outline everything from how to present it to implementing it in every day situations are available as well. It makes no difference if you’re a fortune 500 or a budding small business, the GDIB can help with measuring diversity and fostering inclusion.
For further information, please visit: www.centreforglobalinclusion.org
International Labour Organization (ILO)
The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. The unique structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments to ensure that the views of the social partners are closely reflected in labour standards and in shaping policies and programmes. The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
For further information, please visit: www.ilo.org
ClimateCare is changing the way governments and business tackle climate and development challenges. The group believes that climate change, poverty and sustainable development are so interlinked that they cannot be tackled in isolation. And, given the size of the challenges, ClimateCare cannot rely solely on government aid to solve them. Businesses, governments and civil society must work collectively to deliver the speed and scale of change required to support a sustainable future.
From its offices in the UK and Africa, it works with hundreds of organisations to deliver integrated Climate+Care programmes which protect the environment and improve lives. To date ClimateCare has improved life for over 6 million people whilst cutting 16.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions and has set an ambitious vision for 2020.
d&i Leaders is pleased to offset the carbon emissions associated with our d&i Leaders Global Forum 2020 attendee travel (including speakers, delegates and sponsors) through our carbon offsetting partner ClimateCare. The carbon footprint of attendee travel is balanced with investment into projects that cut carbon and improve lives.
For example, ClimateCare’s Gyapa stoves project brings energy efficient, clean cooking technology to low income households in Ghana. Household adoption of these clean cookstoves reduces exposure to hazardous indoor air pollutants, a primary cause of respiratory disease, improving the health of the cooks, typically women and children.
The clean cookstoves are designed to allow food to be cooked more quickly and require 50-60% less fuel, saving families money and protecting Ghana’s forests, which have one of the highest rates of deforestation in Africa. Stoves are manufactured locally, allowing specialist skills to be developed bringing additional income to businesses within the Gyapa supply chain.
For further information about the projects we are supporting, please click here.
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Easy to use, our award-winning software includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features. Our web accessibility software helps you reach a wider customer base and benefits millions of people who currently miss out on your online content. More visitors will be able to access your digital content at work, at home or on a mobile. Recite works across all devices.
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