CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP


Skills to Succeed

We are advancing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for individuals by using technology to drive impact at scale.

Overview

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3 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business.

HIGHLIGHTS

1.2M+

People equipped with Skills to Succeed between 2011 and 2015

Skills to Succeed helps people gain skills and change their lives.

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$300M

Contributed by Accenture and Accenture Foundations to support corporate citizenship between 2011 and 2015

MEET OUR BENEFICIARIES

Although Skills to Succeed is focused on reaching millions and effecting global change, behind the numbers lies the heart of this initiative: the individuals whose lives are transformed by gaining the skills to get a job or build a business. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with individuals and to help them drive improved economic opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.

OUR IMPACT

Our commitment to corporate citizenship extends beyond the locations in which we do business. Click here to see how our global commitment makes a measurable difference for individuals and communities around the world.

OUR JOURNEY

In today’s climate of volatility and constant change, it is more important than ever for individuals to have the right skills to open doors to employment and economic opportunity.

The International Labour Organization reports that more than 2 billion working-age people are not participating in the labor market, including more than 197 million people who are unemployed.

We launched Skills to Succeed to tackle these problems, drawing on two of Accenture’s core capabilities: developing talent and convening partnerships to achieve tangible, measurable results.

Together with our strategic partners, we are pursuing the following targets by the end of fiscal 2020:

DEMAND-LED SKILLING

Equip more than 3 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business.

EMPLOYMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OUTCOMES

Increase our focus on the successful transition from skill-building programs to sustainable jobs and businesses, and improve our collective ability to measure and report on these outcomes.

COLLABORATION FOR SYSTEMIC CHANGE

Bring together organizations across sectors to create large-scale, lasting solutions aimed at closing global employment gaps.

POWERED BY OUR PEOPLE

Our people consider giving back to their communities a key part of what makes Accenture a great place to grow a career.

What do our people have to say about corporate citizenship and what it means to them? Watch this video to find out.

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DEMAND-LED SKILLING AT SCALE

We are taking our demand-led skilling programs to scale by leveraging technology and digital solutions. We are optimizing our use of technology to accelerate the reach of our Skills to Succeed partners with jobseekers and entrepreneurs cost effectively and, in turn, improve employment and entrepreneurship outcomes. For example:

  • By the end of 2018, together with Fundación Entreculturas, we expect to have helped 175,000 disadvantaged youth in more than 20 countries across Africa, Latin America and Spain gain job skills. Read more.

  • More than 30,000 young people across the United Kingdom have been equipped with employability skills to choose a career and find a job via the Skills to Succeed Academy, an interactive, digital learning program. Based on the success of this program in the United Kingdom, we are looking to expand it to other markets.

  • Over the past five years, Accenture and Save the Children have partnered to skill more than 38,000 disadvantaged youth in a dozen countries, including Indonesia and the Philippines. Our most recent grant will enable Save the Children to secure jobs and self-employment opportunities for an additional 28,000 youth. Read more.

Sustainable Outcomes

Collaborating for Impact​

The successful execution of our strategy hinges on deep relationships with a diverse set of organizations, including our nonprofit partners, clients, government agencies, employers and other funders.

ENGAGE

Environment

Environment

Learn how we are leveraging the power of our people and the digital world to help to ensure a better future for our planet.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

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