At Accenture we believe that one of the most important things we can do as a business is to engage in the challenges of the communities we live and work in. Our focus isn’t limited to our work within communities or programmes that naturally fit within a Corporate Social Responsibility agenda—we see our broader remit as being at the heart of the United Kingdom Growth Agenda—supporting the creation of jobs, improving skills and employability, and contributing to the economic success of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Our Skills to Succeed programme is just one of the ways in which we, as an organisation, want to help break the pattern of low skills and unemployment. Globally we want to provide three million people with the right skills to make them more employable by 2020. In the United Kingdom, since 2010, our local initiatives have provided training and assistance to more than 80,000 young people to gain skills that will help them find work and help them stay in work.
We encourage all of our people to get involved in Corporate Social Responsibility activities to help the world around them. As well as making a positive impact, they develop enhanced professional skills. In Accenture, 95 percent of people say that pride and motivation at work was enhanced as a result of helping others.
Fostering sustainable economic growth is central to our vision to improve the way the world works and lives. Our environmental strategy comprises four areas- running efficient operations; working sustainably; enabling client sustainability; and providing insights to advance sustainability- and serves as a compass as we raise our ambition toward 2020 and beyond.
Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship agenda is central to Accenture’s strategy and is led by our chief strategy officer, Omar Abbosh. An important part of our Ambition 2020 vision for market leadership is our commitment to making a measurable impact in our external communities.
The Corporate Citizenship strategy is governed by the Corporate Citizenship Council and the Environment Steering Group, who make strategic recommendations on our key initiatives. Our leadership approves and acts on these recommendations, taking responsibility for driving our objectives through the organisation.
Associate Director of Corporate Citizenship, United Kingdom and Ireland
Camilla leads Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship activities across the United Kingdom & Ireland spanning the areas of community investment, environmental stewardship and transparency on non-financial performance. In 2010, Camilla established the company’s award winning Skills to Succeed programme in the region, and has since championed the introduction of innovative digital tools—such as the online Skills to Succeed Academy—to scale the impact of the company’s community investment programme.
Camilla is also a Director of the Corporate Responsibility Group, a Steering Group Member of the London Benchmarking Group, a founding Director of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (ICRS) and is a Member of the professional body. She also serves as a Trustee of the Accenture UK Foundation.
Country Managing Director, United Kingdom and Ireland
Olly’s vision for the UKI business includes a strong commitment to our communities. Since becoming the UKI Country Managing Director, he has spearheaded the company’s Skills to Succeed agenda in the region, with a focus on supporting young people who are not in employment, education or training to build the skills they need to move closer to the world of work.
Olly is an active fundraiser having led from the front on a number of company-wide challenges. Under his leadership Accenture became a founding member of Movement to Work—a charitable initiative bringing together British business to tackle youth unemployment—and he is a Trustee of the charity. Olly also holds board positions with the Business Disability Forum and the Tech Partnership championing the opening up of access to the Technology sector. Since joining Accenture in 1992, Olly has held several global leadership positions with Accenture including Chief Operating Officer for two of its major business units.