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.
One of the most effective way businesses can improve their disability inclusion practices is by partnering with other companies and non-business entities. At the same time, the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) itself collaborates with relevant initiatives toto promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the world of work. Speakers will address collaboration on disability inclusion from their respective perspectives as multilateral and bilateral development partners as well as private, not-for profit global initiatives. The ILO Director-General will deliver closing remarks for the conference, after the partnership session.