It's time to accelerate the pace of change
"At no time has the need for alignment of economic growth, social progress and environmental sustainability been more important - and at no time have we been better positioned to tackle the challenge ahead. Governments and business need to adopt and adapt to the new measures of prosperity provided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
For a very long time, economies delivered effectively for societies - with people living healthier, longer and more prosperous lives. But over recent decades, there has been a steady separation of economic growth and societal progress, leaving many people behind.
Business needs to be part of the solution. We're making change that starts with us while helping to evolve economies to once again deliver for society.
PwC's Environment and Community Commitments | Duration 02:11
PwC Jamaica supports a number of events and community organisations throughout the year. Here are highlights of some of the work we’ve done.
PwC Jamaica was pleased to sponsor and support the Guardsman Games & Challenge held at the Hope Zoo in Kingston on Sunday, 28 July 2019. The firm sponsored J$100,000 to the Guardsman Games & Challenge which is hosted by the Guardsman Group Foundation. The proceeds of both races benefit Jamaican children in the following projects: The Bustamante Hospital for Children solarisation project, The Boys of Hope - targeting-at-risk boys ages 10-16, and The Kind Hearts Foundation - building basic schools for children in rural areas.
Supporting youth education is at the heart of what we do. Through our sports and social club, our team provides year round support to the St Michael’s Primary and Infant school. PwC has a longstanding relationship with St Michael’s, providing ongoing assistance and hosting an annual Christmas treat for the students. We’ve supported refurbishing of the school's library and contributed to the upgrading of other school resources. The firm’s contributions benefit approximately two hundred and fifteen students from communities in Downtown Kingston.
The firm has been collaborating with the Faculty of Engineering and Computing since 2010 to prepare students professionally by contributing to the curriculum content and through the delivery of guest lectures. The top two students in the faculty are awarded internships annually with the risk assurance team, which allows them to gain valuable exposure, while working alongside experienced PwC professionals.
The firm donated $150,000 to the Jamaica Cancer Society with proceeds from our IFRS In-Focus seminar hosted in October. The donation assisted over 35 women to receive lifesaving mammograms.
Our team members donated nonperishable food and toiletries to the Walker's Place of Safety after the home was ravaged by fire in 2018.
The team was happy to support the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston’s diaper drive, which was held in aid of the Mustard Seed Communities.
The firm supports the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run and other running events to help raise funds and awareness in support of various organisations and causes. We also participate in the Grace Kennedy Education Run, Digicel Night Run, Kingston City Run, Relay for Life, Guardian Night Run, Guardsman Games and the Food for the Poor 5K, in support of education, health and community initiatives.
The firm has been awarding scholarships annually since 1996, with over 36 students benefitting. Two outstanding academics are selected annually to receive funding to complete their Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting from the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology, Jamaica. Since 2014 scholarships valuing $2,700,000 have been awarded.