Global programmes

Global programmes

KPMG member firms work to find sustainable answers to the pressing global issues of environmental sustainability, education, poverty and equality.

global issues of environmental sustainability, education, poverty and equality.

Global Goals for Sustainable Development

In September 2015, with the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (more commonly known as the Global Goals or SDGs) were agreed upon by the United Nations. These Global Goals seek to establish a universal framework for global engagement to overcome some of the most pressing issues of the day. 

Working alongside clients, KPMG member firms work to find sustainable answers to the pressing global issues of environmental sustainability, education, poverty and equality. Over the past year alone, we have:

  • continued to support initiatives such as the UN Global Compact (UNGC), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)
  • extended our commitment at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, with John Veihmeyer, our Global Chairman signing the 'Zero Hunger' pledge
  • published ‘A New Vision of Values’, a thought leadership report designed to help clients account for their impact and empower them to drive change
  • extended our Enactus World Cup Sponsorship to six years, supporting students from 36 countries to design and implement effective change projects aligned to the SDGs.

"We are applying our skills, expertise, passion and resources to enable change and find sustainable solutions to local and global issues such as climate change, food and water scarcity, poverty, security, development and economic growth. By sharing our strengths and abilities to support local community initiatives, by supporting the Sustainable Development Goals on a global basis, and by working strategically with governments, non-government organisations, civil society and the private sector, we can make a lasting impact. Our firm's purpose is to inspire confidence and empower change – that’s what KPMG’s people do every day as we support communities in need and back tomorrow’s leaders" - Dr. Michael Hastings, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE, Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG International.

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