With the dedication of more than 162,000 people, KPMG has been able to increase its activity, building the capabilities of governments, aid agencies, civil society and businesses seeking to positively impact the world's biggest challenges and realize sustainable change.
Sustainability is an essential element of KPMG's business strategy. Our responsibility to communities and the marketplace drives us to implement sustainable principles, which adds value for our clients and reflects the values of our professionals.
At KPMG, we understand and value the benefits of a foundation of education and lifelong learning. It can be the key to unlocking potential and helping people out of a life of poverty. That is why lifelong learning and opportunity is a central tenant of our Citizenship strategy. Through our ongoing collaboration with organizations such as Junior Achievers and One Young World, we develop the leaders we need for the future. Through programs such as KPMG's Families for Literacy, we provide new books to children thereby helping to develop strong reading skills in children from low-income communities, and helping them achieve in school.
As we continue to work to carry out our commitment to the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, we will serve as a role model in helping to influence and empower communities around the world, as they seek to bring meaningful change to their local societies. We also seek to work with clients on a broad range of issues related to human rights through multiple service lines.
Inclusive development seeks to ensure that all peoples benefit from economic and social development. This is fundamental to our work and can be seen in our approach to tackling poverty with our commitment to the Zero Hunger Challenge; promoting financial inclusion through client services and community initiatives; issuing collaborative research with the World Economic Forum (WEF) on topics related to development, such as The Future Role of Civil Society; and improving disaster resilience by enhancing preparedness and supporting affected people.