Lifelong learning is a central tenet of our citizenship strategy.
Across the KPMG network, we understand and value the benefits of a foundation of education and lifelong learning. It can be the key to unlocking potential and to help people out of alife in poverty. That is why lifelong learning and opportunity is a central tenet of our citizenship strategy. Through our ongoing collaborations, we have developed a learning continuum which starts with KPMG Family for Literacy, moving on to Junior Achievement, Enactus and One Young World, which helps us to develop the leaders we need for the future.
Recognizing that strong reading skills are the basis for future success, and that the biggest obstacle to children’s literacy in low-income communities is a lack of books, KPMG in the US started the Family for Literacy (KFFL) program in 2008 in the US.
The aim is to help provide new books to children from low-income families. Managed in collaboration with First Book, in seven years the program has expanded to all 90 KPMG offices in the United States and has grown to become a key citizenship program in India, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.
To date KPMG has donated nearly three million books worldwide through KFFL.
Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide is a not-for-profit organization addressing the social and economic challenges of over 10 million young people. JA provides hands-on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness learning, enabling students to use their skills to strengthen their families, communities, nations and economies.
For more than two decades, Enactus has been an integral part of KPMG’s citizenship programs around the world. Together, we help mobilize students to make a difference in their communities, while they also develop the skills that will enable them to become the next generation of socially responsible business leaders.
Enactus World Cup competitors are national champion teams from 36 countries. Each team has 17 minutes to showcase their projects of entrepreneurial action that are making a difference in the world, and have the momentum to create new careers and spark business innovation.
In 2016, the Enactus World Cup competition took place in Toronto, Canada, where young talent was joined and mentored by academic and business leaders, including KPMG partners and senior professionals. Among the student innovations presented were ways to improve sanitation, farming, energy sources, employment, food insecurity, health care and recycling. KPMG continues its involvement with Enactus as the Enactus World Cup presenting sponsor in 2017 in London, UK.
The One Young World summit is a global forum led by business and human rights institutions working together to address the concerns and potential of young future leaders.
The annual three-day event provides a global platform to develop, empower, engage and network with the best and brightest people – helping them to grow into socially responsible business leaders.
Delegates from the KPMG network join 1,300 other young leaders to debate and formulate positive, actionable solutions for the world’s most pressing issues.