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 broad Corporate Citizenship remit is at the heart of the Growth Agenda in Ireland – supporting the creation of jobs, improving skills and employability, and contributing to the economic success of this country.
Transparency and accountability are priorities for Accenture and it starts at the top, with our Chairman & CEO, and cascades through our business.
We have a dedicated committee involving our most senior people, which determines key corporate citizenship strategies. This committee, meets regularly to consider policy and guide the Corporate Citizenship Council, in order to ensure our programmes permeate across the business. The Environment Steering Group, which also includes leaders from across Accenture, determines our processes for providing guidance around carbon-emissions disclosure.
The Corporate Citizenship Council and the Environment Steering Group make strategic recommendations on our key initiatives, and our leadership approves and acts on these recommendations, taking responsibility for driving our objectives through the organisation.
Every two years we publish a global Corporate Citizenship Report, with supplemental updates in interim years, which complements our annual reporting to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Census Designated Place, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good Index. We use Global Reporting Initiative G3 Guidelines as a foundation for our reporting approach.Read our latest global corporate citizenship report
Carmel leads Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship activities in Ireland. Her role includes managing community investment, local giving and volunteering programmes as well as fostering environmental awareness amongst employees and driving continuous improvement. She is also responsible for promoting Accenture's Corporate Citizenship agenda in the marketplace.
In 2015, Carmel kicked off Accenture’s largest pro bono investment to deploy Accenture’s innovative digital employability programme, the Skills to Succeed Academy, to young people in Ireland through our Skills to Succeed partners. This online programme aims to scale the impact of Accenture’s community investment programme and help thousands of young people identify their skills, get a job and be successful at work.
Associate Director of Corporate Citizenship, UK and Ireland
Camilla leads Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship activities across the UK & 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, Accenture Ireland
Alastair’s vision for the Ireland business includes a strong commitment to our communities. Since becoming the Country Managing Director in 2014, he has championed 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. He is a keen supporter of the company’s diversity initiatives including the LGBT Straight Allies programme and is a strong advocate of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed programme.