Enactus is an international non-profit organisation supported by KPMG in over 30 countries. Enactus works with business leaders and higher education to mobilise university students to make a positive difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. The culmination of each year’s activity is a national competition whereby the winning team represents Ireland at the Enactus World Cup.
Eight Irish third level institutions are involved in the programme – Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin, University College Galway, University College Cork, the University of Limerick, NUI Maynooth, and Dublin Institute of Technology. The board of Enactus is chaired by former KPMG Managing Partner Terence O’Rourke and comprises the CEO’S of sponsoring bodies KBC Bank, Arthur Cox, AIG, Enterprise Rent a Car, IFG, Musgrave Group and Unilever.
KPMG works closely with CBS Westland Row on a range of activity including school educational trips, student mentoring, merit awards, work placements and interview skills. We have also used our support of Irish Olympic Boxing Champion Katie Taylor to create opportunities for pupils to meet with Katie and to be encouraged by her motivation and ambition.
We also help fund a scholarship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to attend Belvedere College and are active supporters of the Trinity Access Programme, both of which help address the concept of social inclusion.
Our support of DCU's Age-friendly University is based on the need for leadership in preparing society for the opportunities and challenges of an ageing population. It sets a strategic direction to respond to demographic changes, curriculum development and engaging with the community.
The Denis O’Connor KPMG Doctoral Scholarship in Accounting is a partnership with the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and celebrates the leadership of the late Denis O’Connor – former Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland. Applications are via UCD and applicants must have a first or upper second-class primary degree. Applications from professionally qualified accountants are particularly welcome.