3 barriers prevent companies from tap into billons of dollars of potential
Our research over the past 7 years has observed more that $220M USD in consumer spending power that in largely untapped in Singapore alone because of these three factors:
Harmful business mindsets related to disabilities, age, race, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Lack of know-how on how to implement inclusive business practices. For example only 1% of businesses in Asia know how to activate niche consumer or jobseeker markets.
Fragmentation of inclusion sector makes it difficult for companies to focus on bottomline while navigating the diverse needs and various stakeholders in the diversity and inclusion space.
How your company benefits from Be Inclusive?
Companies in the Greater Asia-Pacific region who join our ecosystem benefit in three ways:
We help your company align its top-level inclusion objectives with existing KPIs on sales, recruitment and other business outcomes for local market in Asia. Our methodology encompasses elements of the inclusive design toolkit, design thinking and with proprietary techniques build on-the-ground in Asia.
Customised workplace training
We design and deliver learning experiences for your team on holistic diversity awareness, inclusive sales, customer service and more. Our training packages are grounded in local cultural knowledge and underpinned by international best practice. Affiliates in our ecosystem enable us to cover a wide-range of topics.
Reach over 100,000 prospective customers and jobseekers
We help you broaden your market reach by broadcasting data on certified inclusive businesses to our network of community partners that includes the Disabled Persons Association, AWARE and Pink Dot. Enrolment of more community partners across the region is in the pipeline.
Join our inclusive business ecosystem now
The journey to becoming more inclusive may seem long and complex - we're here to make this journey easier for you.
We can help your business:
Reach and monetise untapped markets with our strategic advisory.
Diversify your workforce through training from affiliates in our ecosystem.
Gain visibility with >100,000 prospective customers and jobseekers
Sign-up to receive business resources and customised support to help your company improve its bottomline by putting inclusivity into action.
How much does Be Inclusive's services cost?
Our tiered pricing is tailored to your business. Training is customised to your needs. Do-it-yourself assessment tools are free to help you get started.
We are concerned about confidentiality of business data. What data do you share?
Confidentiality of business data is our primary concern. We do not share any data about your business without your consent. When permitted we share data about businesses through to our network of community partners. Datapoints that we share include accessibility of amenities, inclusivity information about products and services, employment opportunities and other inclusivity data that the business wants to promote.
How do you prevent businesses from falsely claiming to be inclusive?
We have a twofold approach to certification to minimise the risk of fraud:
1) our terms of service state that businesses who enrol in certification must ensure the accuracy of information they submit otherwise their certification will be denied;
2) our community partners in each market helps us verify all data submitted.
How is an inclusive business or service defined?
We define an inclusive place as a business or service that serves the diverse needs of groups most vulnerable to discrimination. The quality of wheelchair accessible ramps, restrooms accessible to transgender people, safeguards against harassment are examples of data we gather. Be Inclusive’s metrics built upon building code, international law and best practice. Extensive collaboration with grassroots groups of people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, single mother, ethnic and racial minorities and other groups across Southeast Asia and the U.S have also contributed to our framework.
The cost to make structural changes to my business premise is prohibitive. How will this affect my certification?
We acknowledge that implementing change is rarely easy. For example businesses in heritage-listed buildings are sometimes unable to implement wheelchair accessible entrances or restrooms. That said learning to accommodate diverse needs is a soft skill that need not be dependent on building structure. The first step in certification is for business owners to be transparent about their limitations, commit to providing assistance and making improvements whenever possible. Ultimately diverse consumers and job candidates want to see how your business translates its commitment into action over time.
How can my business be certified as inclusive?
A pilot of Business Inclusivity Certification Program will be rolled out from October 2018 onwards. Certification plus customised consultancy is free for ten qualified businesses for a limited period only. Seven open slots remain. Our trial covers companies Singapore only. Join our pilot
In 2019-2020 we will expand to Australia and Hong Kong.
If my business is not ready to be certified can we still participate in your program?
Certainly! We tailor our services according to your business needs. Our ultimate goal is to help businesses put inclusivity into action successfully. Seeking certification is voluntary.
Finalist, World Changing Idea Awards 2017
Winner, Singtel Future Makers 2018