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AI for Disability Inclusion

Enabling change with advanced technology
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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.

United Nations Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2020

Reporting on Our Growth as a Responsible Company
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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.

Voices of Change Accelerating Equality

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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. 

Learn more.

Closer to a Gender-Balanced Workforce

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Accenture's commitment to reach a gender-balanced workforce by 2025 is one step closer, as a record percentage of women are promoted to managing director and senior managing director positions.  

Now, 25% of our managing directors globally are women—a goal we set ourselves to achieve by the end of 2020.

It doesn’t stop there—and it won’t stop until we reach all our goals. Transparency is critical, and our new goal of achieving 30% women managing directors by 2025 is in motion.

Accenture Sets Industry-Leading Net-Zero, Waste and Water Goals

Peter Lacy named to newly created role of Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead
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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:

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marketing Leaders To Meet on the Sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly To Discuss Marketing Purpose and the SDGs

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Accenture Interactive’s Brian Whipple, RBI’s Fernando Machada, Salesforce’s Stephanie Buscemi and Global Brain’s David Kingsbury unite in the business of a better world

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Accenture Interactive’s Brian Whipple, RBI’s Fernando Machada, Salesforce’s Stephanie Buscemi and Global Brain’s David Kingsbury unite in the business of a better world

How 'Culture-Smart' Organizations Say, Do and Drive a Culture of Equality

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Did you know?

  • We often categorize people without even talking to them.
  • Sometimes “yes” does not mean “yes.”
  • Inviting a client to dinner (or not) can be a deal breaker.

Go anywhere around the world and communication styles and customs are often different from our own.

Most times, we don’t even realize that something holds us back—or leads us—to stereotype people from different cultures and backgrounds before we’ve even met them.

Why Workplace Accessibility Matters: Hear From Persons With Disabilities Succeeding at Work

Insights from Accenture colleagues on accessibility when you walk in the shoes of someone who is deaf, blind or autistic.
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Imagine a world that is: Silent. Dark. Confusing. Out of reach.

Walk in the shoes of someone who is deaf, blind, autistic or in a wheelchair, and the world will appear very different. Perhaps even isolating, forbidding, closed and exclusive.

That’s often the reality for nearly 1 billion people worldwide with a disability. But workplace accessibility can change that.

Meet Sergio, Beatriz and Jonathan.

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