We want to contribute to society by sharing our knowledge and competencies, pro bono and during working hours, with societal organizations and goals. By making our service delivery available for them, we make the biggest impact. Our focus is on social enterprises. We believe in the power of social enterprises as they combine their ambition for societal impact with a healthy business model and it is our ambition to help them grow and professionalise. Last fiscal year we spent more than 28.000 hours on pro bono projects, the majority of them being projects for social enterprises.
We have been supporting the social enterprise sector since 2012 using our knowledge and expertise. We have entered into a variety of partnerships, are carrying out research in conjunction with universities, we give masterclasses and support over hundred social enterprises each year with their strategic, financial and tax queries.
Furthermore, we organize the international challenge Social Impact Lab for social starters and scale-ups. The most promising social enterprises receive intensive coaching for one to two years, the possibility to make use of PwC’s office facilities and financial support.
Society is appealing to the business community more and more pointedly and urgently to contribute to solving global issues. This is finding expression for example in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to which we are keen to make a serious contribution. Our ambition is to build trust in society and to contribute to solving important problems. We are in the process of transforming into a purpose-led and values-driven organization. Social enterprises are like that right from their inception, which is why they are inspiring us during this transformation process.
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