We use our skills, knowledge and networks to build trust in society and solve important problems.
Social Impact shouldn't be confused with ‘Corporate Social Responsibility,’ ‘Sustainability’ or 'Diversity and Inclusion' policies. For us at PwC, this is how we operate every day.
PwC’s social impact strategy is anchored in a big issues approach. Instead of spreading our efforts across many social issues we believe we will have greater impact if we focus on a few for the long term. In 2019, we remain committed to homlessness and reconciliation.
To do this work, PwC Australia has designed a set of unique programs to encourage our firm to unlock our greatest asset - our people and their time. These programs include Social Impact Time, PwC On Boards, Giving and The Foundation Trust.
We are also committed to facilitating cross-sector collaboration through our new venture The Impact Assembly and investing in shared value ventures including PwC Indigenous Consulting (PIC) and Innowell.
Luke Sayers, CEO PwC Australia
"Business plays an important role in society; it can be a powerful force for change. This means that we have a responsibility to our people, clients, and the broader communities in which we operate.
We know that our people look to us as a trustworthy source of information about social issues and other topics on which there is no consensus. As a business, we want to contribute positively to these debates/issues. By doing this, we play a role in rebuilding trust.
At PwC, for every piece of business, we ask ourselves, 'how can we live our purpose'? To build trust in society and solve important problems. This is a daily challenge and one we take seriously.
Over the past year, PwC has embarked on a new approach to Social Impact. Instead of spreading our efforts across many causes, we decided to focus on a few big issues and encourage our firm to unlock our greatest asset - our people and their time, skills, and knowledge."
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