CEOs See United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as Opportunity to Address Global Challenges, Redefine Competitiveness and Transform Business
NEW YORK; June 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Eighty-seven percent of chief executive officers (CEOs) say the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an essential opportunity to rethink approaches to sustainability, and nearly half (49 percent) say businesses will be the most important actor in their delivery, according to a new study by the UN Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
Ranking is latest in diversity recognitions for the company
NEW YORK, May 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to Working Mother’s 2016 Best Companies for Multicultural Women list, which recognizes companies in the U.S that exemplify best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting women of color.
Working Mother recognized Accenture for its leadership development programs, mentors, coaches and sponsors. The ranking noted that at least 95 percent of the company’s managers have taken part in diversity training.
NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released its 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report, “Making a Measureable Difference,” which explores the company’s progress, performance and goals across its global operations.
LONDON, December 01, 2015 /3BL Media/ – With a US $5 million grant from Accenture (NYSE:ACN), Youth Business International (YBI) will enhance the capacity,scale and impact of its global network and equip 50,000 youth worldwide with entrepreneurial skills.
Company expands 2020 goals to further reduce environmental footprint
NEW YORK, Dec. 01, 2015 /3BL Media/ – For the second consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is recognized as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and is named to the “Climate A List” by CDP, an international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.
Company to enhance nonprofit’s virtual jobs training platform
NEW YORK; October 22, 2015 – Accenture has granted US$1.2 million to Upwardly Global to help the nonprofit expand and enhance its national jobs training program and equip 1,700 unemployed and under-employed immigrants and refugees with career skills.
In the coming decades, global growth will depend on today’s young people. Combatting the persistent youth employment crisis requires a global effort and proactive action: report
WASHINGTON, October 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – One third of the world’s 1.8 billion young people are currently neither in employment, education or training. Of the one billion more youth that will enter the job market in the next decade, only 40 percent are expected to be able to get jobs that currently exist. The global economy will need to create 600 million jobs over the next 10 years – five million jobs each month -- simply to keep pace with projected youth employment rates.