More than one billion people globally are living with some form of disability. Collectively, people with disabilities cross every age, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. In the United States, 26% of adults (one in four) have a disability. Yet 50% of this community in the US are more likely to be unemployed than nondisabled people of working age.
A year unlike any other has brought us to an inflection point. The single biggest change in human behavior in history, triggered by the pandemic, has now triggered the single biggest reinvention of industry in living memory. We are seeing a world awakened to an incredible opportunity to reimagine and rebuild responsibly and sustainably, and, in turn, transform our global economy into one that works for the benefit of all.
On IWD 2021, Accenture’s 17th year celebrating International Women’s Day, many of our people continue to come together to pledge their commitment to accelerating equality for all. They engage in conversations and share stories of how they’re advancing and contributing to a culture of equality, every day.
Meet five voices of change who are leading the way.
Peter Lacy named to newly created role of Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead
NEW YORK, October 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced new commitments to sustainability — including industry-leading goals for net-zero emissions, as well as a newly created leadership role — as it moves to embed responsible business practices in all of its services and across every area of the company.
The company is unveiling three industry-leading goals: