Corporate responsibility at PwC is similarly governed at global and local levels and includes the top of local and network leadership. Responsibility for local corporate responsibility strategy and operations ultimately rests with our Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group, chaired by Bill McFarland, our Canadian CEO. At the network level it is led by the Global Corporate Responsibility Board (GCRB), which is chaired by Moira Elms, a member of the firm’s Network Executive Team. Mike Harris, our National Corporate Responsibility Leader, also sits on that board.
The GCRB comprises leaders from our largest PwC member firms, regional corporate responsibility leaders and sustainability subject matter experts from our Assurance and Advisory practices. In keeping with best practices, the GCRB also includes an external independent advisor.
The GCRB meets quarterly and its role is to provide governance, oversight, input and direction to PwC’s global CR strategy ensuring it is aligned with the firm’s overall business strategy. It also serves as the forum for alignment across our network.
At PwC Canada, we’re streamlining the ways in which we govern our Corporate Responsibility portfolio. The graphic below describes our governance structure which includes oversight from our leadership team and an advisory group. The advisory group is made of up of senior partners from across the firm’s lines of business and functional units and represent diversity of thought, age, career level, ethnicity, gender, backgrounds and geographies and meets at least six times per year.