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Companies Are Drastically Underestimating How Many of Their Employees Have Disabilities

25% of Employees Around the World Self-Identify as Having a Disability or Medical Condition That Limits a Major Life ActivityMeanwhile, Most Companies Report That Just 4% to 7% of Their Employees Are People with DisabilitiesPeople with Disabilities Report Lower Levels of Inclusion in the Workplace—Which Is Directly Correlated with Higher AttritionA New BCG Report Outlines Actions Organizations Can Take to Address This Attrition RiskBOSTON—Most companies report that their workforce includes relatively few employees with disabilities: just 4% to 7% on average.[1] But in a major survey by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) of nearly 28,000 employees in 16 countries (across all regions and various industries) some 25% of people said they have a disability or health condition that limits a major life activity.

AI for the Planet Alliance Announces First Call for Solutions Competition Winners

The Winners Were Announced Today at the AI For the Planet Global Conference at the United Nations Headquarters in New York CityAlbo Climate Created a New Paradigm of Transparency and Scalability in Nature-Based Climate Solutions with State-of-the-Art Remote Sensing Technology for Monitoring Carbon Removal and Land UseConservation X Labs Aims to Help Every Conservationist on the Planet Achieve Their Impact Goals by Building Useful and Scalable TechnologiesHusk Power Systems Powers Rural Communities across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with Renewable, Affordable, and Reliable Mini-Grids and Energy Services BOSTON—Eighty-seven percent of public- and private-sector leaders who oversee climate and artificial intelligence (AI) topics believe that AI is an asset in the fight against climate change. But there are numerous roadblocks to implementation at scale, from inadequate funding and training to lack of access to decision makers. The AI for the Planet Alliance, a multidisciplinary global platform to drive AI solutions for climate change at scale, is providing the critical support necessary to overcome some of those challenges and today it announced the winners of their first Call for Solutions competition.

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