BRIGHT: KPMG BRIGHT minds helping to create a BRIGHTer world
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG has 138,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 150 countries worldwide. Corporate Sustainability is central to the KPMG network and values. This means they are committed to behaving ethically, safeguarding the environment and building positive links with the communities and environments around them.
BRIGHT launched in 2010 as KPMG’s first cross-border CSR programme. BRIGHT is a €5 million investment over five years and has two components: Local and Global. It encourages their emplyees to use their talents and skills to Act Local and Act Global to support the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Locally, people in KPMG member firms apply for BRIGHT by submitting a BRIGHT idea around how they can use their professional skills to support local social and environmental challenges in their communities. The BRIGHTest ideas are provided a local grant to develop and implement their programme.
In addition, the successful applicants are invited to apply for a global pro bono placement to use their skills to support our BRIGHT community partners: Fairtrade, Restless Development and Child Helpline International. KPMG works together in multi-national and multidisciplinary teams supporting KPMG’s Global Development Initiative (GDI) and its commitment to the UN Millennium Development Goals.
The 2011 programme was a huge success involving more than 1000 people, contributing more than 200 BRIGHT ideas locally. In support of the MDGs, BRIGHT contributed more than 2400 hours of pro bono work worth more than €500K. BRIGHT has also delivered outstanding results in terms of employee engagement, with 100% of participants enjoying their missions and 92% feeling challenged in a personal and professional way. Driving both local and global community investment resulted in an overall 51% increase in volunteering; rise in community investment from €12m to €20 million with more than 9960 KPMG volunteering in 2011 in KPMG Europe LLP.
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18 May 2012