At Accenture, we believe it is our responsibility to address some of today's most pressing societal needs. We drive innovation to improve the way the world works and lives—for our clients, our people and our communities. We leverage our global capabilities and digital experience to make measurable difference around the world, including closing unemployment gaps through Skills to Succeed.
Our people bring to life our vision to improve the way the world works and lives. They deliver the same commitment, innovation and bold vision to our corporate citizenship efforts as they do to our clients. In turn, we design our corporate citizenship initiatives to encourage and facilitate their involvement.
The rapid pace of technological advancements is transforming the labor market. Our research for workforce development practitioners and funders highlights the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy. Learn more on how these skills can be developed and designed into effective programs that prepare marginalized and vulnerable populations for the future of work.
Through our corporate citizenship initiatives we proudly team with many Canadian charities, companies and organizations to advance community impact, as well as employment and entrepreneurship opportunities nationally. Skills to Succeed, a component of our CC program, supports three of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals: quality education; decent work and economic growth; and partnerships for the goals.
We continually evolve our corporate citizenship programs not only to meet the priorities of today, but to anticipate the needs of tomorrow. In Canada, Corporate Citizenship is central to our vision to improve the way our communities work and live. Our Skills to Succeed strategy is powered by our people, who make an impact through volunteering, mentoring, pro bono projects and supporting hiring opportunities at Accenture.DEBORAH SWARTZ
Behind each step we take toward our Skills to Succeed goal of impacting 3 million people by 2020 and effecting global change through our Inclusion and Diversity, Environmental and Volunteer programs, there is a story of passion and drive from our people across Canada who make our program successful.
We are honored to have the opportunity to work with agencies, clients and others across Canada—and to help drive improved economic opportunities for them, their families, communities and potentially, future generations.
27,000 people people across Canada equipped with skills to get a job or build a business
5,600 of them already secured employment or built a business, including several now working at Accenture
The 2017 employee giving campaign tripled in participation, supporting ~ 600 charities
Given more than 100 cash grants since January 2016, totaling more than $2M in grants and pro bono services.
Largest single grant for Canada of $1.4M bestowed to ACCES Employment
10+ projects offered professional services at no charge to qualified registered charities in Canada
9,000 hours dedicated to pro bono consulting
Nearly 1,250 of our people volunteered more than 9,000 hours last year with ~ 100 charitable organizations during more than 260 events across Canada
Equip more than 3 million people with the skills they need to secure a job or build a business.
Continuously improve how we transition people from skills development into work—with measurable outcomes.
Partner with organizations to create large-scale, long-term solutions that close global employment gaps.