8. Decent work and economic growth
The Journey to Inclusion is the path proposed by ICF for companies that want to be more inclusive regarding people with disabilities and are therefore willing to sign the "Commitment to Inclusion." This journey arose as a response to a market need – the definition of a set of clear steps towards achieving inclusive recruitment.
Thereby, ICF has brought together several responses in a single journey, consisting of five steps. Depending on the reality and needs of each company, the Journey to Inclusion can be covered in its entirety or by block.
Commitment to Inclusion
By signing this Commitment companies declare their interest in promoting the employability of people with disabilities, recognizing the economic and social value of this reality for the company they represent, their employees, and the community. Also, companies benefit from ICF's support in operationalizing the first steps for hiring people with disabilities.
These sessions aim to help companies to demystify the most frequent myths, to understand the potential advantages that exist for companies in hiring people with disabilities, and to get to know the different paths they can take to adopt an inclusive recruitment. These sessions can be targeted at leaders or human resource teams.
These are consulting projects that are conducted by a team of master’s degree students from Nova SBE, under the guidance of Professor Constança Casquinho. Their mission is to address a concrete challenge that a business client proposes.
Nova SBE Executive Education & Business Transformation's short-term diversity and inclusion program is a service provided by Nova SBE, designed alongside the ICF, to companies. This training emerged to meet the need that some companies felt in perfecting their academic training on this subject, and thus contributing to achieving their objectives of promoting greater diversity and inclusion.
This is an initiative that aims to raise community awareness about the employability of people with disabilities through testimonial videos. In these videos, people with disabilities talk about their work, their responsibilities, and the specific tasks they perform, elaborating on the impact that this job ends up having on their lives.
Discover what the partner companies say about their experience in the Journey to Inclusion, here
We all have a role to play
With just ten years to go, an ambitious global effort is underway to deliver the 2030 promise. We want to take a stand and we are calling on our community to showcase how they are contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, whilst influencing more and more people to unravel their role to play.
Here, you will find four different ways your ideas can flourish, dialogue can be enhanced, and action can take place. You can choose one or all four, and Nova SBE will be there to support you all the way and guarantee tangible change.
We all have a role to play, and this is your way in.