The definition of what it means to be an “ethical” company has always been fluid, but today we are at an inflection point in the breadth and expansion of ethics and the roles of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers. Companies are addressing how their technology impacts consumers, how people are treated inside and outside of the organization, how to ensure equality of opportunity for all, or how we can become a better steward for the larger society around us.
We are already seeing a dramatic shift as businesses publicly align themselves with important and essential social values such as sustainability, racial equity, gender parity, and LGBTQ inclusion. Corporate leaders are voicing their opinions and becoming a part of the dialogue. But the topic of disability is often absent from these conversations.