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Disability in sustainability efforts: Businesses leading the way

The ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) will host its 10th annual conference on “Disability in sustainability efforts: Businesses leading the way” on 14th and 15th November 2023 at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The conference will provide an opportunity to welcome new ILO GBDN members, facilitate the exchange of best corporate practices in disability inclusion, showcase the latest global and local business initiatives related to disability, and encourage informal networking among conference attendees. The conference will cover topics such as disability inclusion in companies' environmental, social, and governance efforts, addressing the intersectional needs of individuals with disabilities, self-identification and career advancement of employees with disabilities, and the impact of Artificial Intelligence on disability inclusion in the workplace. 

No social and environmental sustainability without disability inclusion

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Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) are key factors for businesses to consider when ensuring that they are acting responsibly. In addition to the launch of the publication “Making the green transition inclusive of people with disabilities”, the speakers in this session will discuss the importance of and measure to ensuring social and environmental sustainability efforts are inclusive of persons with disabilities.


Deborah France-Massin
Director of the Bureau for Employers' Activities
International Labour Organization (ILO)


Carla Bonino
Sustainability Chief, ONCE Foundation
Elise Messerschmidt
Sustainability Director - Valentino & Prada Beauty, L'Oréal
Karine Vasselin
Group Diversity & Inclusion Director, Capgemini
Neil Milliken
Global Head of Accessibility, Atos
Pichamon Yeophantong
Independent Expert, UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Frédéric Pinglot
Vice President Sustainability Performance, Schneider Electric

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