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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. 

Artificial Intelligence and the future of technologies: Impact and opportunities

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most controversial technology topics today. While it has tremendous potential in improving work productivity and individual quality of life, there are also concerns of its unintended consequences such as built-in AI bias against diversity. Session speakers will discuss the latest AI trends, its usefulness and how to address the challenges regarding bias, especially on people with disabilities in the world of work.


Gehan ElSharkawy
Disability inclusion consultant
International Labour Organization (ILO)


Pawel Gmyrek
Senior Researcher
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Rylin Rodgers
Disability Policy Advisor, Microsoft
Calvin Lawrence
Chief Architect Cognitive Solutions & Innovation (AI) Public Sector Global Sales
Christopher Patnoe
Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion EMEA, Google
Susan Scott-Parker
Founder, Disability Ethical? AI

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