There is an old African proverb - “If you want to get somewhere fast, go alone... If you want to get far, go together.” – this has been proven time and again from the efforts the KPMG Foundation in India has put in towards engaging our people, our leadership and our communities.
The Foundation has thrived on the concept of strategic collaboration, whether it is to provide solutions to a local issue, or supporting our International strategy in overcoming Global issues.
This is the same advice I gave the Enactus teams at the Enactus Regional competition in Delhi as well. The students had the energy and spirit to overcome societal issues, but need to work towards building strategic alliances to ensure that these issues are weeded out of society in the long run. It was inspiring to be surrounded by a group of young future leaders at the Enactus event; a force that has let go of cynicism and believes that change can happen; and more importantly are ready to be the change makers!
Rt. Hon. Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE