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Accessibility Works Webinar: The Business Case for Disability Markets with guest Rich Donovan

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Friday, 9 October 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT)

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Webinar Title:

The Business Case for Disability Markets with guest Rich Donovan

Webinar Date:

Friday, October 9, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST (1 hour)

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About the webinar:

Would it surprise you to learn that the largest economic opportunity facing the world today is disability? In this talk, Rich makes the case that disability directly touches 53% of global consumers and taxpayers – and transforms efforts of charity into the world’s largest emerging market.  He illustrates what the opportunity is, why it exists and how our economic institutions can evolve to capture it to improve their bottom lines while improving the lives of billions of people globally.


About the presenter:

Rich Donovan

Rich Donovan is Founder/CEO of The Return on Disability Group and is a globally recognized subject matter expert on the convergence of disability and corporate profitability. He joined Essential Accessibility in May 2015 as Executive Chairman. He has spent more than 10 years focused on defining and unlocking the economic value of the disability market for large companies and governments globally. Rich created the Return on Disability concept and model, the first of its kind. The Barclays Return on Disability ETN listed on the New York Stock Exchange on September 11th, 2014 under the ticker RODI.
Rich provides corporate and government clients with insights and tools to act on disability as a global emerging market. His proprietary and proven process translates disability success factors into specific actions that create sustainable value. His Annual Report, The Global Economics of Disability, is featured on the European Union web site and is frequently quoted by businesses, governments and NGOs when defining the size, scope and value of the disability market. He is frequently invited to addresses corporate and government audiences with his insights on the emerging market of disability.
Rich founded Lime (2006), the leading third party recruiter in the disability space, where he worked with Google, PepsiCo, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, IBM, TD Bank and others to help them attract and retain top talent from within the disability market. Identified as a best practice by the U.S. Department of Labor and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Lime does one thing very well—find great talent.
Rich has a combined 20 years of experience in portfolio and investment risk management. As a Proprietary Trader and Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch, Rich delivered consistent performance results focused on macro strategies with an event-driven overlay, using equity indices as a primary tool.
Rich holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BBA from Schulich School of Business at York University. Rich is an avid sailor and proud father of his son, Maverick, along with his wife, Jenn. He also happens to have cerebral palsy.

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce

For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.

The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.

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