Our social responsibility
Our commitment to making a difference in society is embedded in everything we do
Our purpose as a firm is to help create positive, enduring change in the world.
Our approach to social responsibility includes empowering our people to give back to their communities, operating our firm in ways that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable, and working with our clients to intentionally address societal challenges.
2019 Social Responsibility Report
supported each year
of our nonprofit Generation, which we founded in 2014
Giving back to our communities
Every year we work with more than 600 nonprofits and other organizations that are addressing some of the world’s most pressing societal challenges. Through pro bono service, board membership, and volunteering, we work to strengthen their impact and help them grow. We have also founded two nonprofits, Generation and IRST.org, focused on addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues. We help these nonprofits solve critical problems at a global scale by providing funding and support from our most valuable and unique resource: our people.
BLOG STORIES ABOUT OUR PEOPLE
Inside a project that used AI to help survivors of modern slavery
Noble Intelligence, which uses advanced technologies to help address social and humanitarian crises, worked with a nonprofit to understand the best ways to help survivors recover and reintegrate into society.
How our partnership with Foster America is creating change for kids
IRST began serving Foster America as a pro bono client in 2016, helping design the fellowship process and supporting a number of strategic initiatives, including its purpose strategy.
Expanding national parks in Chile
We helped Tompkins Conservation make the economic case for Chile's new national parks, resulting in ten million acres of stunning new national parklands, which provide habitats for hundreds of plant and animal species.
In India, IRST teams up with Pratham to help millions of children learn to read and write
Our partnership with India’s largest youth-literacy and vocational-skills organization is helping build a brighter future for children across the country.
BLOG STORIES ABOUT OUR PEOPLE
In 2014 we founded Generation, an independent nonprofit, to tackle the global youth employment challenge. Today it is the world’s largest demand-driven employment program in number of annual graduates.
An initiative of IRST.org, an independent nonprofit we founded in 2018, Rethinking Recycling aims to empower every community to build green, inclusive, and economically viable recycling systems.
We are committed to managing our firm in ways that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. As a participant in the United Nations Global Compact we support and respect the Ten Principles on human rights, environment, labor, and anti-corruption, and we reflect these principles throughout our policies and practices. We bring this commitment to life through our Values, our Code of Professional Conduct, and our policies and practices related to the environment, our supply chain, our people, and our professional standards.
MORE ABOUT OUR PRACTICES
Our Code of Professional Conduct
See how we bring our values to life for our colleagues and clients.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity is embedded in our firm’s history and daily practice.
Our strategy helps us minimize the impact our firm has on the environment.
We hold our suppliers to the same high standards of social responsibility that we hold ourselves.
Working with clients to address societal challenges
We recently launched Working with Purpose as one of the pillars of our social responsibility approach. Our goal is to weave societal impact throughout all of our client engagements across three themes, environment, workforce and community, and consumer well-being. By incorporating these themes into all facets of our client work—from client counseling conversations to our analyses and recommendations—we help clients achieve their goals while improving society. It's just one more way we help create positive, enduring change in the world.
We are honored to receive the Platinum rating from EcoVadis, the leading social responsibility rating organization. This places us in the top 1 percent of more than 60,000 evaluated organizations across the globe. This recognition reflects our commitment to ensuring that we have a positive and lasting impact on society.