The international campaign aims to get 500 of the world's most influential CEOs to put disability on their agenda. Working closely with the World Economic Forum in Davos, a C-level network is being created that connects 'Inclusion Leaders' worldwide and supports them in the work towards an inclusive workplace in their companies.
Read more about The Valuable 500 in Austria.
Global Business And Disability Network (GBDN)
The myAbility Economic Forum is an official partner in the Global Business and Disability Network (GDBN) of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The UN organization connects business networks worldwide and thus enables global exchange on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace.
The Zero Project by the Essl Foundation works towards a world without barriers in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. To improve the situation of people with disabilities, it needs a solution-oriented approach and, thus, best practices are collected internationally. The Zero Conference, functioning as the central hub for international exchange, takes place once a year in the UNO-City in Vienna.
PurpleLightUp is the largest global movement that celebrates the economic contributions of employees with disabilities. Launched in 2017 by PurpleSpace-founder Kate Nash, the global campaign makes a visible statement across the world on December 3rd celebrating the annual International Day of People with Disabilities. The colour purple is used symbolically in different celebratory events and activities. #PurpleLightUp draws attention to economic empowerment as well as economic participation and contribution of people with disabilities. In 2022, myAbility was able to motivate 200 companies in the german speaking countries to celebrate that day using the colour purple in various events and campaigns.
Business Disability International (BDI)
This international platform pursues the objective to introduce and spread ''disability confidence'' across the world and to support organizations to find solutions for over a billion people with disabilities with the help of a global task force. The myAbility Economic Forum has been in a strategic partnership with BDI since the day it was founded.