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How Disability Inclusion Builds Sustainable Companies

By Jill Houghton, President & CEO, Disability:IN
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As the country grapples with a pandemic, a racial equality movement and now, civil unrest, business leaders yearn to get back on the road to stability—and fast. This year, CEOs and investors are expected to intensify their focus on the “S” of ESG activities (environmental, social and governance investing), according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer report.

Powered by Purpose Episode 3: “I see the world through other people's eyes.”

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Sam Latif is an incredible woman who has refused to let being blind hold her back. From being the first woman in her family to go to university to moving from Scotland to London on her own to work for P&G, her story is one of resilience and resourcefulness. And now she’s using her passion to improve the lives of other blind people around the world.

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Finding Common Ground in Unexpected Places

For Kimberly-Clark employee Jim King, his work with Common Ground Outdoor Adventures has given him a different perspective on how we define success, and what it means to lead with care.
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Jim King never takes his ability to walk, see or hear for granted. For the past three years, he has volunteered as a ski coach with Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, which provides life-enhancing outdoor recreation for over 3,600 youth and adults in Utah with disabilities.

Whirlpool Corporation Named a 'Best Place to Work for People With Disabilities' for Fourth Straight Year

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For the fourth year in a row, Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the best places to work for people with disabilities, as part of the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). The DEI is a prominent benchmarking tool for the Fortune 1000 to gauge their level of disability workplace inclusion against competitors. Top-scoring businesses — scoring 80 percent or higher — are recognized as “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”

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Shaping an Inclusive Future With Special Olympics

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If your travels have taken you through Chicago O'Hare International Airport anytime since October 2019, you may have had a friendly, caring and jovial exchange with Daniel Smrokowski. Daniel is one of four Service Ambassadors thanks to our ongoing partnership with Special Olympics. This inaugural ambassador program aims to provide Special Olympic athletes employment opportunities within our operation, affording them a unique and meaningful career.

CIT Donates to Lynn Haven, FL-based The Arc of the Bay

Grant supports the organization’s Culinary Institute for individuals with disabilities
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/– CIT Group Inc. (CIT) today announced that it has made a donation to The Arc of the Bay, a nonprofit organization based in Lynn Haven, FL that provides support and opportunities for adults with disabilities.

Merck Receives Top Score of 100 on 2020 Disability Equality Index

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For the sixth year in a row, Merck has been recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, receiving a score of 100% on the 2020 Disability Equality Index (DEI). This is the third year that the company has earned a top score in the DEI ratings.  

Merck named Employer of the Year by Disability:IN

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Merck has been recognized by Disability:IN® as the 2020 Employer of the Year for its exemplary policies, strategies and initiatives that have resulted in measurable results in areas of disability inclusiveness in the workplace, marketplace and supply chain.   

Disability-Led Organizations, Corporations and Foundations Launch Global Alliance for Disaster Resource Acceleration

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What do 633 disability leaders from 29 countries spanning six out of seven continents have in common? 100% believe that organizations led by people with disabilities are left out of disaster relief funding from foundations, corporations and governments.

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