World Economic Forum
KPMG is a Strategic Partner to the World Economic Forum, working with them to help shape initiatives, projects and task forces and to give intellectual guidance through the participation of senior executives. KPMG has a strong presence at Davos every year and our regional leadership also participate in the Regional Summits that take place throughout the year.
In 2012, KPMG International issued a Human Rights Statement in accordance with the UN's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The statement lays out our commitment to respect human rights within our sphere of influence and builds on our long standing support for the United Nation Global Compact.
KPMG's Climate Change and Sustainability professionals from member firms around the globe were on the ground in Cancun in December 2010 as global leaders met for the annual international climate change conference. Joined by KPMG Special Advisor Yvo de Boer, a former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the KPMG team built relationships with business and governmental leaders, speaking on the issues at various local events, and networking with non-governmental organizations.
UN Global Compact
KPMG is proud to be a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a principles-based initiative that aims to influence the creation of a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. It is the world's largest global Corporate Citizenship initiative and its purpose is to demonstrate and build the social legitimacy of business and markets. Participation in the Global Compact is a way of demonstrating our commitment to advancing the business agenda as an active corporate citizen. KPMG's purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefits of our clients, people and the capital markets. By behaving responsibly we can create another kind of value – trust and social capital – and contribute to broad based development and the creation of sustainable markets.
The Global Compact's ten principles resonate highly with the KPMG Values, which define our member firms' culture and our commitment to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct. There are four core areas that the Compact focuses on, which KPMG responds to in different ways.