Through the GDI, we intend to use our skills and our resources to become fully involved in finding sustainable solutions to global and local poverty issues, working alongside governments, civil society groups, international agencies and other private sector organizations.
KPMG's GDI strives for wide participation from partners and staff across member firms and for maximum impact. The GDI aims to:
- Put our professional skills to work in pursuit of MDGs, 1, 2 and 3;
- Develop solutions to bring about systemic change that addresses the root causes of poverty;
- Develop solutions which can be replicated and scaled up;
- Participate in public-private networks that act against extreme poverty;
- Act as a catalyst and advisor for increased action from others.
KPMG firms participate in the GDI in three ways in pursuit of MDGs 1, 2 and 3.
- Supporting private sector development; Firms support the private sector to overcome market constraints in ways that increase investment opportunities, increase employment, and contribute to economic growth. The challenge is to promote growth which is 'pro poor', enabling a pace and pattern of growth that enhances the ability of poor women and men to participate in, contribute to and benefit from growth and which is environmentally sustainable.
- Supporting NGOs and UN agencies; Firms support NGOs and UN agencies to deliver services efficiently and effectively and (hence) help maximise the positive impacts of their activities. The key development organizations that KPMG primarily focuses on are Millennium Promise, Oxfam, World Vision, UNICEF, Save the Children and the Red Cross.
- Supporting good global governance; Firms support national governments to provide transparent and accountable governance. Good public governance, including an effective centre of government and a thriving public policy space, is essential for development.