If you want to understand what’s important to us at PwC, our FY17 Corporate Responsibility report is a good place to start.
With this update, we want to show you where we’ve been, but more importantly, where we’re going. Our approach to acting responsibly is continuously evolving. We’re listening and responding to the changes we see in the markets, the needs of our communities, and the role of technology in enabling all of our work. This report is a snapshot of our progress along the way.
At PwC, we are driven by our purpose – to build trust in society and solve important problems – and that starts with bringing the skills and experiences of our people to help our clients with the challenges they face. We also care about building and sustaining the communities where we live, work and care for our families. For example, we know how critical it is to prepare the next generation with the skills they will need to lead and prosper as the world changes quickly around them.
In the past year, we have launched Access Your Potential® – a new $320 million, five-year investment focused on helping young people develop the financial literacy and technology skills they need to succeed in the careers of today and tomorrow. A big part of this commitment is PwC people putting their own skills to work in the community by teaching kids, coaching students about potential careers and college choices, and supporting teachers and guidance counselors.
Troubled by the racially charged events we see all too often across America, and inspired by conversations inside PwC, we’ve taken action to bring the business community together to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™. As of the end of 2017, more than 300 leading organizations have committed to become even more inclusive and create new opportunities for great talent to thrive.
I am proud of our people, the solutions we deliver each day, and the role we play in building trust at a time when trust is scarce.
We’ve made great progress over the past year and I look forward to us accomplishing even more in the year to come. Thanks for reading.
PwC US Chairman and Senior Partner