There are many reasons why there’s a growing number of socially responsible businesses in the United States. One reason is the mindset of up and coming generations of new workers. For example, among Millennial’s, who represent a large segment of the current workforce, social responsibility is extremely important. In the business environment, they promote social responsibility as consumers and employees. Generation Z is also a group of socially conscious workers. As this generation’s buying power increases, the demand for social responsibility among enterprises will rise.
Individuals aren’t the only ones working to improve society. Today, many enterprises give back to the communities in which they do business. They donate to the needy, work to preserve the environment and perform other socially conscious acts.
Many enterprises have a long way to go toward exhibiting social responsibility. They have not joined this movement because of the cost, required investment in time and a lack of desire for corporate outcomes that extend beyond profits.
Enterprise 5: Accessibility Partners
Today, many consumers take computers, smart phones and tablets for granted. However, those with disabilities can find it significantly challenging to use — what’s for most — every day, common technologies. Accessibility Partners works with public and private sector firms, federal agencies and disability advocates to test and review assessable products. The firm’s talent pool consists of more than 70-percent of disabled individuals, and the company promotes disability advocacy throughout its entire operation.