Empowering our communities
Increasingly over the past decade, and now with the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, society expects business to demonstrate its values and the societal value it creates.
A commitment to Citizenship helps to define the role and purpose of business in society. It shows that a business is helping to shape the world while building trust in itself, through partnerships with governments and civil society. This is reflected not only in how a company operates, but also how it empowers its communities and wider stakeholders.
KPMG endeavors to empower our communities and inspire confidence through our actions and investments, working to help lift people beyond poverty and help ensure economic growth is balanced with the need to sustain our environment.
In September 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more commonly known as the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, to make our world more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient. The Global Goals are an ambitious plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. They are universal, applying to all nations and people, seeking to tackle inequality and leave nobody behind. The ambition is to end extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.
KPMG has been helping to shape the Global Goals with others in business and community organizations, participating in events held in conjunction with the four related UN Summits: The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Sendai, March), The Conference on Financing for Development (Addis Ababa, July), The Summit to Adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (New York, September) and the Conference on Climate Change (Paris, December).
Our approach to citizenship has four components that can help deliver upon the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development:
- Inclusive development
- Advancing sustainability
- Lifelong learning
- Business and human rights
To find out more about KPMG’s Citizenship programs please visit kpmg.com/citizenship.