At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Yes, we’re a business, but we’re also in the business of contributing to society by helping others thrive, particularly in these challenging times in which we find ourselves, on the African continent and indeed across the globe.
“For us it’s about being a responsible citizen, supporting and growing our firm, our people, our clients and our communities."
So how do we as PwC Africa go about investing in our societal purpose? We use the business skills we have, the knowledge we possess, and the tools at our disposal to promote greater opportunity for all, in the areas in which we know we can make a difference. In doing so, we’re focusing on areas where we know we can have the most impact for our clients, our people and our communities. We’re acutely aware that for such initiatives to succeed, we need to look at things differently, try new approaches and combine forces with like-minded organisations or initiatives to deliver. Our societal purpose strategy is firmly integrated into our business strategy, and supported by our purpose and core values.
We know we can’t be all things to all people, so when we looked at where we needed to focus most, we were guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals, or SDGs, adopted by all UN Member States as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
These are just some of the initiatives we’re proudly involved with, and throughout our Africa region there are many more.
Read our Africa CEO’s blog about our commitment to societal purpose. Explore more about harnessing the power of societal impact.
PwC Southern Africa Regional Senior Partner, PwC South Africa
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