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World Wildlife Fund harnesses the power of Workday

Accenture deploys first-ever global Workday deployment including HR, payroll, finance, grants and adaptive planning to help preserve nature.


Call for change

Transforming and supporting future growth and impact for years to come

For 60 years, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has led the way in preserving nature and reducing threats to the biodiversity of life on Earth, but its technology was no longer keeping pace. WWF was juggling almost a dozen separate legacy systems, sometimes taking up to a month to gather and verify data for essential reports. The stakes were high: The ability to report details to funders and regulators can impact donor confidence and support. WWF needed an integrated but simple system to bring together HR, accounting, reporting and grant management, giving staff more time for work that matters.

WWF’s goal with project Panorama was to construct a solid operational foundation for the future…and Accenture partnered with us to rethink the way WWF works.

– MIKE PEJCIC / Chief Financial Officer – World Wildlife Fund

When tech meets human ingenuity

A tailored solution

WWF teamed up with Accenture to deploy a tailored solution, consolidating the legacy systems down to three applications on the Workday cloud-based platform. The project was designed to better connect WWF’s pre-and post-award grant process, providing more visibility, rapid and meaningful insights and more defined process operations. Accenture supported data integrations, reporting and analytics and provided training and other change management support. The new technology deployment enables progress towards WWF’s strategic goals for efficiency, transparency and mission impact. Now, staff can access real-time organizational data to solve problems and advance the mission.

A valuable difference

Enhanced transparency for amplified donor confidence

WWF can now manage the grant lifecycle—from proposal through close-out—in one integrated solution that is far less labor-intensive and accessible from anywhere, anytime, with any device. As the implementation was global, WWF can reap the benefits of shared systems, with intuitive self-service capabilities, and consistent best practices across all its offices. The simpler, more secure systems are serviced by regular updates that ensure up-to-date functionality.

These outcomes, along with increased comprehensiveness and real-time accuracy of the data, mean WWF can put funds towards its mission more quickly and tap into greater donor confidence.


Amit Patel

Managing Director - Health & Public Service, Nonprofit

Aaron Morgan

Technology Delivery Lead