Our global sustainability network of over 400 practitioners around the world approaches the issues of sustainability and corporate responsibility in accordance with local conditions and requirements. However, we are aware that not all solutions can (or need to) be exclusively local; we support global convergence around standards of sustainable development. To this end, we have established key relationships with other organisations through which we aim to advance the field of sustainable business practice.
PwC has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact (2002), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (2001), and the Global Reporting Initiative (1998).
PwC is also a board member of the Institute for Social and Ethical Accountability, and operates in local partnerships with national NGOs and national bodies representing some of the organisations mentioned above. In addition, our partners and directors occupy positions on institutional bodies in their own countries.
PwC has also committed to producing a series of research papers—on behalf of the Copenhagen Climate Council—which will explore the extent and depth of private sector engagement with climate change and sustainability issues.