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Working together to drive change

Working together to drive change

Actively collaborating and providing guidance and leadership.

Actively collaborating and providing guidance and leadership.

KPMG International actively collaborates with the World Economic Forum, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and other key global multi-stakeholder coalitions. The Global Citizenship team provides guidance and leadership across KPMG member firms.

World Economic Forum

KPMG International is a strategic partner to the World Economic Forum, helping shape initiatives, projects and task forces, with senior management also helping to provide intellectual guidance through senior executive participation. We have a strong annual presence at Davos and KPMG regional leadership takes part in the regional summits throughout the year.


Enactus is a global non-profit organization mobilizing university students in their communities to develop skills of socially responsible business leaders. Enactus teams develop business projects with a positive social impact during the school year and compete nationally to win a spot at the annual Enactus World Cup.

KPMG International has sponsored Enactus for over 15 years and is currently the Global Presenting Sponsor of the Enactus World Cup. With more than 2,000 students showcasing a host of inspiring projects, Enactus is harnessing the power of entrepreneurial action to drive vital social enterprise projects.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

We actively participate in the WBCSD, with KPMG professionals from across our global network. Our involvement focuses on the Social Impact cluster, where we participate on the board, in the Redefining Value workstream, the Greenhouse Gas Management team and the Future Leaders team.

Human Rights

KPMG International's Human Rights Statement is in accordance with the UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The statement lays out our commitment to respect human rights within our sphere of influence and builds on our long-standing support for the United Nations Global Compact.

Women's Empowerment Principles

KPMG International is a signatory of the UN's Women's Empowerment Principles, which offer guidance to business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Please visit Our People & Culture website for more information on our diversity programs.

UN Global Compact

We are also a proud signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, which aims to influence the creation of a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. As the world's largest corporate citizenship initiative, its purpose is to demonstrate and build the social legitimacy of business and markets.

International Integrated Reporting Council

KPMG International works closely with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) in its work to promote integrated reporting to address the gap between reporting content and business value. Integrated reporting enables an organization to provide financial and non-financial information on its strategy, performance and governance, in both a business and a social context, in a way that highlights the interdependencies of the information. It seeks to reflect the broad and longer-term consequences of the decisions organizations make to create and sustain value. Integrated reporting also enables an organization to communicate clearly how it is drawing on its resources to generate value in the short, medium and long terms, helping investors to manage risks and allocate resources more efficiently.KPMG member firms are also exploring options to apply the concepts of integrated reporting into their own reporting practices. For instance, KPMG Netherlands first issued an integrated report in 2013.  

Learn more about KPMG International’s thinking on integrated reporting.

Awards and recognition

People across the KPMG network work diligently to reduce their individual impacts and collaborate with suppliers and clients. Some examples of the awards and recognition received over the past 12 months include:

Sustainable Firm of the Year

KPMG International was named by the International Accounting Bulletin as the Sustainable Firm of the Year in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

KPMG International recognized for responses to the CDP

The CDP is the largest repository of corporate data related to greenhouse gas emissions. It is based on annual climate change questionnaires completed by thousands of companies. KPMG International’s efforts to tackle climate change were recognized by the CDP, with our 2013 CDP response earning 'Best Supplier Response in Switzerland' and our 2015 response being nominated by the CDP for the ‘Best Supply Chain Responder’ award.

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