Corporate Citizenship message
At KPMG in India, we believe that legacies are not just defined by success in terms of revenues, but by the impact we create within our communities to bring about change for the better.
It has been 25 years since the Firm began its journey in India. We have articulated our purpose in recent years, to Inspire Confidence and Empower Change. Our work to drive sustainable and inclusive development within communities is a clear example of what we cherish in line with our purpose and values. Since its inception 13 years ago, our Corporate Citizenship programme has opened several avenues for our people to understand how they can make a difference and leave their mark on impressionable lives through our efforts in education.
Education is not only a powerful tool for sustainable development, but has a direct impact on a nation’s economic progress. In the task of nation building, we consider this a critical component of our global commitment to Sustainable Development Goals. By empowering the leaders of tomorrow with skills, resources and knowledge through Lifelong Learning, we advance education, instil confidence and build capabilities for the long-term success of communities in India and around the world.
All our programmes focus on the overall development of students and improve their chances of employability. For instance, our Aspire programme benefited over 180 girls across five schools last year. Through Enactus, 40 partners and senior staff mentors had the opportunity to guide students from over 50 colleges across the country, of which Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies emerged as World Cup winners.
Driven by the purpose and commitment by our people who volunteered, we are proud to say that over 65,000 hours were clocked last year to add value to our Corporate Citizenship programme. We hope to make more meaningful additions to the programme and strive to break through prevalent barriers, prejudices and misconceptions. Every life on this planet deserves a fair chance to unearth their true potential and it is our responsibility to help them discover it.
We hope that you find this report informative. Do read about our programmes and their impact. We look forward to hearing your views on how and where we can make a bigger and lasting difference.