Disability to take centre stage at Davos

23 January 2019

On Thursday 24 January, history will be made, as for the first time ever disability inclusion will be discussed on the main stage of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.

Founder of #Valuable, Caroline Casey, will take to the stage with CEOs from leading global organisations to discuss the actions that business leaders can take to recognise the value and worth of 1.53 billion people living a disability. Business Disability Forum Partner Accenture and Members Unilever, Barclays UK, Fujitsu, and Bloomberg will be amongst those speaking.

Business Disability Forum is proud to be supporting the #Valuable campaign, as an expert partner.


Details of both events are below. You can watch them live via webcast at



Thursday 24 January, 2.45pm – 3.15pm (GMT)


Press Conference: How can business improve inclusion of disabled people


Speakers: Paul Polman, CEO (2009-2018), Unilever,

               Caroline Casey (pictured below), Founder, #Valuable

               Georg Schmitt, Head of Corporate Affairs, WEF

               Ashok Vaswani, CEO, UK, Barclays

               Duncan Tait, President and CEO, Europe, Fujitsu Ltd


Dr Caroline Casey


Thursday 24 January, 4.30pm – 5.30pm (GMT)


Panel Discussion: The Business Case for Disability Inclusion


Speakers: Julie Sweet, CEO, North America, Accenture

               Chander Prakash Gurnani, Managing Director and CEO, Tech Mahindra Ltd

               Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Proctor and Gamble

               Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg LP

               Paul Polman, CEO (2009-2018), Unilever

               Caroline Casey, Founder, #Valuable