KPMG is a leading provider of professional services in Ireland. KPMG works with clients in all sectors of Irish business, providing a range of Audit, Tax and Advisory services.
2013 – KPMG wished to encourage university students to develop their social entrepreneurial skills so that they would have a positive impact on their local communities. Supporting the development of entrepreneurship is central to KPMG’s long term business and sustainability objectives.
2013 – Project Bright is an annual internal competition that invites KPMG staff to form project teams that generate solutions for community issues. The winning team is supported by the company with volunteering time and other resources to realise their project plan as well as special leave to support overseas development projects.
2013 – KPMG has built a strong relationship with St. Michael’s House over the last few years. More recently, St. Michael’s House Home Teachers and Outreach Librarians approached KPMG about working together to develop a prototype for Multi‑Sensory Stories for Children with Intellectual Disability. This is a new and innovative product stemming out of the need to improve the quality of story time of children in St. Michael’s House.
KPMG’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy articulates how both KPMG and staff have an immense role and opportunity to positively impact surrounding communities. KPMG has an ongoing relationship with the well-known international charity, Concern, including the provision of pro-bono audit services and recently selecting it as one of seven worldwide KPMG International Disaster Relief partners. However we wanted to go beyond these linkages and support a project whose objective was to work on Millennium Development Goal 3 – Promoting gender equality and empowering women – and encourage staff engagement with important social issues at the same time.