FROM THE JUDGES
Highly strategic and aligned to business assets and skills. More than feel good, it is delivering social change.”
RESULTS + FEATURES :
- 9500 employees in Australia
- 28% participate in probono/workplace volunteering
- Unlimited volunteer/probono hours for each employee
- Invested over $1.5m and 75,000 hours of employee time and resources over the past 4 years to drive system change on homelessness via The Constellation Project, seconding a full time CEO to run the collective
OVERVIEW + HIGHLIGHTS :
PwC Australia’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. Their mission is to find innovative ways for their people to use their time and skills for lasting social impact.
This has been demonstrated this in a number of ways:
- building a bespoke skilled volunteering platform, where for-purpose organisations can request the time and skills of anyone at PwC
- launching “Social Impact time”, a “billable” time code – this recognises that the time employees spend volunteering and on pro bono engagement is as important as their client work and means that they are valued and celebrated for participating.
- Unlimited hours to volunteer or do pro-bono work
- new starters are automatically invited to join an employee network, sign up for volunteering and workplace giving.
PwC focuses on building participation in volunteering and pro bono work into people’s career path at PwC, and uses multiple channels on a regular basis to communicate opportunities. A number of passionate and active networks have been created, such as Social Impact champions (250+) and the Green Team (350+). Members volunteer their time, and support the Social Impact team in promoting volunteering and pro bono opportunities.
PwC maintains a deep relationship with the charities it works with to understand their greatest challenges and how they can scope pro-bono projects to support them in delivering services.