Posted 18.05.2021

Today, 18th May, the global business collective, The Valuable 500, announced it has reached its milestone of securing commitments from 500 global CEOs and their companies worldwide to put disability inclusion on their board agenda, making it the world’s biggest CEO collective for disability inclusion.

Since The Valuable 500 was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos in 2019, some of the most recognisable businesses from across the world have joined the campaign for inclusion, including Allianz, Apple, BBC, BP, The Coca-Cola Company, Daimler, Deloitte, EY, Google, Microsoft, Nestle, P&G, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Prada, Shell, Sky, Sony, Twitter, Unilever, Virgin Media, Verizon and Vodafone. The membership includes 36 of the FTSE 100 companies, 46 of the Fortune 500 and 28 of the Nikkei.

The Valuable 500 movement will be critical as new research revealed today shows that there are no executives or senior managers who have disclosed a disability at any of the FTSE 100 companies.

Caroline Casey, Founder of The Valuable 500, commented: 

Today we have broken the leadership silence on disability inclusion and put this on the business leadership agenda.

All members of The Valuable 500 have made a public commitment to advancing disability inclusion within their organisations – whether it be employee, customer or supply chain related, positive change is already in action.

Valuable was launched by social entrepreneur and activist Caroline Casey at One Young World 2017 in Bogota, Colombia and the inception of The Valuable 500 was announced at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2019. Today The Valuable 500 is the largest community of Global CEOs committed to disability inclusion in business.

Read the full article from The Valuable 500