Skills based volunteering key to successful CSR

Skills based volunteering key to successful CSR

KPMG has reaffirmed its commitment to skills based corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Ireland with the launch of its annual CSR report, ‘Our CSR Story’.

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Our CSR Story' highlights KPMG’s award-winning skills based endeavours in CSR over the past eighteen months and brings together, in a collection of short stories, the wide range of communities and charities which have benefitted from the extra-curricular and voluntary efforts of KPMG’s people.

Speaking at the launch Karina Howley, Head of CSR at KPMG said: ‘The greatest CSR benefits arise when businesses leverage the skills of their people. Developing a successful CSR strategy means ensuring that whatever skills exist in a business are applied to helping remedy the challenges faced by charitable and voluntary bodies.’

Howley, who sits on the Government’s CSR Stakeholder Forum says: ‘Harnessing the enthusiasm, experience and skills of your people means you get the most from their time and commitment – and everyone benefits. We are privileged to work with some of Ireland’s most dedicated charities and voluntary bodies, supporting those who need it most.’

Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner at KPMG in Ireland added:
‘CSR creates opportunities for everyone to make a difference in Ireland and overseas, working with outstanding CSR partners and helping people overcome challenges whilst learning new skills and solutions.’

KPMG’s CSR efforts in numbers:

  • €750,000 in kind donations per annum
  • €250,000 in cash donations per annum 
  • €80,000 in employee fundraising
  • 900 volunteers annually
  • 9,500+ staff hours per annum given by our people and supported by the firm


For more information, contact:
Paul Gray
Communications Manager, KPMG Ireland; (01)700 4728

Notes to Editors

In 2015, KPMG became a founding member of the Government’s CSR Stakeholder Forum, which was launched by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and aims to help progress the Government’s National Plan on CSR. Further information.

KPMG received the 2015 Allianz Business to Arts Award for Best Creative Staff Engagement for its work with St. Michael’s House in Dublin. The Allianz Business to Arts Awards recognise businesses, artists and arts organisations that develop creative partnerships and bring the arts and artists into mutually beneficial relationships across society. Further information.

KPMG was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award at the 2013 Chambers Ireland CSR Awards. The judging panel selected KPMG for the sustained excellence of its CSR programmes. Further information.

About KPMG in Ireland

KPMG in Ireland employs 2,200 people across its audit, tax and advisory services from offices in Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services.

Our CSR story

Our CSR story

KPMG's award winning CSR programme helps people overcome difficulties and challenges whilst learning and sharing new skills and solutions.

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