Social responsibility: Our commitment to the community

We’re striving to address equity and opportunity gaps in society.

Investing in societal equity and building trust 

Guided by our purpose to build trust in society and solve important problems, our community of solvers know we have an obligation to the communities in which we live and work. At a time in which establishing trust is more important than ever, we’ve worked to not only support our communities directly but to empower our people to promote initiatives that align with their personal values. As we work to build that trust, we recognize that collaborating with other responsible business leaders striving for similar goals helps to benefit society as a whole.

Taking action in our communities 

We’re working hard, through our own investments and by enabling our people to take action, to bring equity and opportunity to our communities. Here are some of PwC’s initiatives:

We offer our people up to 40 hours to use their professional skills to tackle social challenges through (virtual and in-person) problem-solving workshops, pro bono projects, serving as board directors, mentoring and other nonprofit support. 

Skills for Society

Access Your Potential is our $125 million investment to support a more equitable future for 25,000 Black and Hispanic/Latinx college students by FY26, by helping them to prepare for and begin an in-demand career.

Access Your Potential

CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ is the largest business-led coalition focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, with more than 2,300 CEOs and presidents of the world’s leading companies and universities represented. We co-founded this coalition in 2017 because we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is a societal issue and that collaboration in the business community is vital to driving change at scale. 

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

To build on the work of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion we’ve also helped launch another initiative to address societal issues and advance policy change at the federal, state and local levels. With nearly 200 fellows from more than 100 signatory organizations, CEOARE’s agenda is built around eight issue areas that disproportionately impact Black Americans. Its model unites CEO Action signatory organizations across industries and regions to activate networks and collaborate through a business lens.

CEO Action for Racial Equity (CEOARE)

Meet our community of solvers

Our people combine their skills with their passion for social responsibility. Their efforts enable us to deepen our connections to each other and to programs that support the communities where we live and work. Read about how our people are doing more to build on our firm’s progress and our purpose in the stories below:

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PwC Charitable Foundation 

The PwC Charitable Foundation supports the people of PwC in times of need and invests in emerging, scalable solutions to help meet some of society’s greatest challenges. The Foundation has invested more than $172M to date to support education, opportunities for military veterans, community resilience in the face of natural disasters and humanitarian crises and more. 

Our FY22 Purpose and Inclusion Report

In this year’s Purpose and Inclusion report, we share how we’re advancing against our aspirations and how together with our people, our clients, nonprofits and coalitions of our peers, we’ve navigated unprecedented times with care, understanding, empathy and trust. We’ve experimented with innovative and bold solutions focused on action. We are not yet where we want to be but our community of solvers are doubling down to build on our progress — and our purpose. 

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Shannon Schuyler

Shannon Schuyler

Chief Purpose and Inclusion Officer, PwC US

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