Global citizenship and policy 

KPMG participates in global citizenship and policy discussions through the World Economic Forum, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and other key global multi-stakeholder coalitions. The Global Citizenship team provides guidance and policy leadership across the KPMG network of member firms.

World Economic Forum

KPMG International 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 our senior executives. KPMG has a strong presence at Davos every year and regional leadership also participates in the Regional Summits that take place throughout the year.


Enactus is a global non-profit organization mobilizing university students to make a difference in their communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Enactus teams develop business projects that have a positive social impact over the course of a school year and compete nationally. Winning teams are invited to compete at the annual Enactus World Cup.

KPMG International has sponsored Enactus for over 15 years and is currently the Global Presenting Sponsor of the Enactus World Cup. With more than 2,000 students showcasing a host of inspiring projects that are transforming lives, Enactus is harnessing the power of entrepreneurial action to drive vital social enterprise projects.

One Young World

One Young World summit is a global entrepreneurial forum for young future leaders. Hailed as a "junior Davos" the annual One Young World summit provides a global platform to develop, empower, engage and network with the best and brightest people – helping them to grow into socially responsible business leaders.

Over three intensive days, our delegates joined 1,300 other young leaders to debate and formulate positive, actionable solutions for the most pressing issues facing the world today.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

KPMG International actively participates in the WBCSD. Yvo de Boer, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, serves as the KPMG Council Member and as a co-Chair to the Energy & Climate Focus Area. KPMG is involved in a variety of WBCSD projects, from Greenhouse Gas Management to the Future Leaders Team to the Water Working Group, providing our insight to advance the group's mission.

Human Rights

KPMG International's Human Rights Statement is 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 Nations Global Compact.

Women's Empowerment Principles

KPMG International is a signatory of the UN's Women's Empowerment Principles, a set of principles for business that offers guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - A Business Reference Guide

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) (PDF 2.7 MB) has been a collaborative, international effort over more than 18 months. During the public consultation period, thousands of people across the globe have been reached, with comments on drafts of the Guide received from indigenous peoples, businesses and industry associations, academia, other international organizations, NGOs, experts and numerous individuals.

KPMG in Australia, on behalf of the KPMG network of member firms, participated in the inaugural taskforce and contributed as a member of the Global Compact multi-stakeholder Expert Group, which was convened to help finalize the Guide.

KPMG in Australia is a recognized leader in indigenous engagement. The first major Australian accounting firm to have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), the firm is committed to addressing economic disadvantage for Indigenous Australians. The firm supports a number of key initiatives as part of its RAP, including staff secondments with indigenous communities, a commitment to indigenous procurement and cultural awareness training.

UN Global Compact

KPMG International 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 corporate citizenship initiative and its purpose is to demonstrate and build the social legitimacy of business and markets. By participating in the Global Compact, we demonstrate our commitment to advancing the business agenda as an active corporate citizen.

International Integrated Reporting Council

Integrated reporting is intended to reflect the broad and longer-term consequences of the decisions organizations make, based on a wide range of factors, to create and sustain value.

KPMG International is an active participant within the IIRC, with official representation by KPMG International as well as involvement by KPMG partners and employees across the globe. Learn more about KPMG's view on the Future of Corporate Reporting.

Global Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct lays out the expectations of ethical behavior for all the people of KPMG, built on the foundation of the KPMG Values.

Transparency report

Transparency report
We maintain an overriding commitment to audit quality and delivering value to stakeholders. The KPMG International Transparency Report describes our system of quality control as well as our structure and governance designed to maintain and further an unrelenting focus on quality and integrity.

Global Development Initiative

Global Development Initiative
GDI is a program that takes corporate citizenship to a new level, bringing together KPMG people across the world so they can tackle global issues.

UN Global Compact: Communication on Progress

Communication on progress
KPMG International has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2002.