Disability at a glance 2023: catalysts of change - disability inclusion in business in Asia and the Pacific

Disability-inclusive business opens a new horizon to accelerate the effective implementation of disability-inclusive development. Disability-inclusive development ensures the meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in all their diversity and the promotion and practice of mainstreaming their rights into all areas of development. Business has a pivotal role to play in accelerating disability-inclusive development through practising the inclusion and ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in all aspects of the business value chain by engaging persons with disabilities as leaders, employees, consumers, suppliers/distributors, subject experts and valued stakeholders. Disability at a Glance 2023: Catalysts of Change: Disability Inclusion in Business in Asia and the Pacific provides an in-depth examination of disability-inclusive business. The target audience of the publication is member States and associate members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and businesses in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as other stakeholders working on disability inclusion. The publication presents fundamental concepts, key components of fostering disability-inclusive business, and good practices and data, and provides recommendations for businesses and governments.