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MAKING A
DIFFERENCE
CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

CORPORATE
CITIZENSHIP

Corporate citizenship is central to our vision to improve the way the world works and lives.

Our people around the world bring the same passion and rigor to our corporate citizenship initiatives as they do to our client service, by convening innovative partnerships, leveraging technology and delivering measurable solutions that make a profound impact in our communities.

Together with our partners, we use our global capabilities and digital experience to address a wide range of societal issues—and improve the way the world works and lives.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

  • Digital technologies are transforming every facet of our society, creating new opportunities and challenges while fundamentally altering the way we live, work and interact.
  • The use of technology can change lives for the better by allowing businesses, governments and nonprofits to tackle societal challenges in new and innovative ways.
  • At the same time, the unprecedented pace of change is disrupting society faster than humans can adapt.
  • At Accenture, we believe it is our responsibility to address some of today’s most pressing societal needs. We drive innovation in order to improve the way the world works and lives – for our clients, people and communities.
  • We are continually evolving our corporate citizenship programs not only to meet the priorities of today, but also to anticipate the needs of tomorrow.
  • By harnessing the power of our ecosystem of partners, we are uniquely positioned to confront these complex issues. We leverage our global capabilities and digital experience to make a measurable difference in communities around the world, including closing unemployment gaps through Skills to Succeed and addressing a wide range of other social issues through the use of technology.

POWERED BY PEOPLE

  • Globally, Accenture employs more than 401,000 people who bring to life our mission 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.
  • We help our people maximize their impact by providing convenient channels through which they can offer their time, expertise and financial donations to our nonprofit partners.

INNOVATING FOR CHANGE – ACCENTURE’S SOCIAL INNOVATION

  • At Accenture, we take an innovation-led approach to help our clients, communities and society "imagine and invent" the future.
  • To this end, we have created a social innovation architecture that allows us to develop sustainable, disruptive and scalable solutions to address a wide range of complex societal issues across multiple sectors and geographies.
  • From our research, ventures and labs, to our studios, innovation and delivery centers, we are using emerging technology to improve the way the world works and lives.
  • Accenture Development Partnerships works with leading international development organizations to address the world’s social, economic and environmental issues. By delivering the power of Accenture’s global capabilities and experience, we help our clients develop sustainable, innovative and market-based solutions to maximize value while driving measurable impact. In fiscal 2016, nearly 350 Accenture people took part in Accenture Development Partnerships.
  • As part of our broader focus on using technology to improve the way the world works and lives, Accenture Labs’ Tech4Good initiative leverages digital innovation to drive a positive social impact. To date, this initiative has resulted in a wide variety of socially-minded partnerships and programs.

SKILLS TO
SUCCEED

Unemployment is a persistent and critical issue around the globe, and the skills gap continues to widen. In fact, according to the International Labor Association, global unemployment may reach 200.5 million by the end of 2017, yet Manpower Group estimated 40 percent of employers globally report talent shortages.

Accenture's Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative advances employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for individuals around the globe, leveraging digital innovation to drive impact at scale and help close employment gaps.

The program LEVERAGES:


Our skills at training talent.

Our unique ability to create powerful partnerships to develop collaborative solutions.




3 pillars of skills to Succeed:

  • Inclusive empowerment
  • Technology and industry expertise to enable scale and capacity building
  • Collaboration for systemic change
Equipped more than 1.7 MILLION people around the world


Target BENEFICIARIES:

Urban:
Unemployment youth for employment in the following target sectors.
  • IT/Business Process Outsourcing
  • Hospitality
  • Facilities management
  • Retail
  • Construction
Rural:

Training women in microenterprises to boost rural entrepreneurship.



TARGET


By the end of fiscal 2020, together with our strategic partners, we will equip more than 3 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business. India contributes significantly to achieving this target.


Explore Accenture Skills to Succeed beneficiary stories    > LEARN MORE


TECH 4
GOOD

At Accenture, we take an innovation-led approach to help our clients, communities and society "imagine and invent" the future.

To this end, we have created a social innovation architecture that allows us to develop sustainable, disruptive and scalable solutions to address a wide range of complex societal issues across multiple sectors and geographies.

From our research, ventures and labs, to our studios, innovation and delivery centers, we are using emerging technology to improve the way the world works and lives.

Accenture Development Partnerships works with leading international development organizations to address the world’s social, economic and environmental issues.

Accenture Labs’ Tech4Good initiative is focused on using the power of digital technologies to drive social transformation by addressing most pervasive social concerns, changing the way our world works and lives.

For example, Akshaya Patra is fighting hunger among India's school-aged children by feeding 1.6 million children each day across 27 locations. Akshaya Patra's mission is to ensure that no child in India is unable to pursue his or her education due to hunger. By leveraging technology to streamline operations and scale their impact, Accenture Labs is helping Akshaya Patra feed an additional 35,000 children each year.