Our Work: Corporate Responsibility and Disability Rights

  • May 2011 Stephanie Ortoleva and Marc Brenman presented on "Corporate Responsibility to Ensure the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities" at the Ohio State University "Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability: From Policy to Practice" conference on Thursday, May 5, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Session D. The presenters discussed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which has relevance for advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities and embraces three main concepts—reputation, accountability, and transparency. CSR is rarely discussed in disability rights and those rights are seldom included in CSR. Accomplishment of this goal can be reached: First, by including persons with disabilities in any international framework or program on corporate responsibility; Second, going beyond some small steps on increasing employment and producing limited specialized products; Third, international action on the responsibility of corporations regarding human rights generally and the human rights of persons with disabilities in particular, must move away from voluntary approaches toward Broader international agreements, with implementation of enforcement and monitoring mechanisms.

    PDF: Stephanie Ortoleva and marc Brenman Missing Links - Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability May 2011 Ohio State University.pdf
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