Delivering 360° Value
Traditionally, creating value in a business meant increasing growth, efficiency and productivity. Tomorrow’s businesses will deliver all that and more; considering carefully the value they deliver to—and the impact they have on—their people, customers, shareholders, partners, communities and the wider world.
When our work benefits all these stakeholders, we call this 360° value. Our new strategy is to deliver 360° value by embracing change.
There are many challenges ahead. But there are even more opportunities. For instance, growing your business is an opportunity to be more diverse. And being more diverse powers innovation and performance. A discussion around productivity can become a conversation about employee well-being, driving engagement and retention. Efficiency is a framework for managing resources more sustainably. And Accenture’s circular economy research tells us that eliminating waste has the potential to unlock 4.5 trillion dollars in value by 2030.
Growing a culture of responsible leadership
We are continuously looking to the future to anticipate the ethical, social and environmental impact, often unintended, of our innovations and our work for our clients. We encourage everyone at Accenture—at all levels—to be stewards of the social and environmental impact of our work.
Delivering 360° value reflects not only Accenture’s values and perspective, but also allows us to protect and increase value for our clients.
New technology provides optimism, paves the way for innovation and can help solve some of the critical challenges we face as a planet, but with that comes a responsibility to consider any downsides that might emerge and to investigate any unintended consequences. We commit to responsible innovation and technology, and to helping our clients understand the human, societal and environmental impact of all our work together. Through 360° value, we aim to put a responsible mindset at the heart of everything we do. Read more.
We achieve this by
Establishing an empowering culture that engages and rewards those who excel at balancing value (business imperatives) and core values (what we believe in).
Equipping all our people with the skills to innovate, design and deliver while considering and evaluating the wider impact of our work.
Identifying additional value drivers and striving to innovate so our solutions enhance positive outcomes.
Making powerful tech ethical by design
Accenture’s Global Data Science Lead, Fernando Lucini, says there are clear steps for ensuring organisations adopt AI in a responsible way.
Creating new MSc Responsible Data Science Degree
Accenture and University of Birmingham created a degree (starting in 2021) focused on responsible use and limits of AI and data-driven decision-making. Read more.
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