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Case Study

Creating generational change

How ABCN are crossing the digital divide to address social disadvantage.

Call for change

When tech meets human ingenuity

A valuable difference


Digital programs in 2020 (2019: 4).


Digital GOALS students: "I believe I will be successful in the future" (before the course: 42%).


Digital GOALS students: "I feel confident using video-conferencing for conversations with professionals" (before the course: 41%).


ABCN students receiving university offers (compared with 46% for disadvantaged students).


Mentoring hours by Accenture volunteers to reach ABCN students.


Laptops donated to ABCN schools.

"We’ve learnt a great deal. Accenture has accelerated our digital transformation by about five years, giving us the skills we need to futureproof our organisation and help many more students, including in regional and remote areas."

— ALLEGRA SPENDER, Chief Executive Officer – Australian Business and Community Network

Get to know Alvaro

I led the design team working with ABCN to take its life-changing mentoring programs online.

Alvaro Carpio Colon
Group Director at Fjord – the team providing design and innovation from Accenture

Meet the team

​Louise May

Lead – Strategy & Consulting, Australia & New Zealand

Alvaro Carpio Colon

Associate Director, Accenture Song, Design

Julie Long

Corporate Citizenship Lead – Australia & New Zealand​