Business advisory firm Deloitte has raised over £2.6 million during its three-year partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Prostate Cancer UK and Mind.
Of this, £1 million was raised between May and July 2015 by the Deloitte Charity Challenge. The campaign ran from June 2013 to May 2016.
Pro bono work
Deloitte was awarded a Corporate Engagement Award for its pro bono work as part of the charity partnership. The award recognised the best pro bono work for a charitable, social or ethical cause.
Over the last three years, 400 Deloitte people volunteered 29,480 hours of their time to support the three charity partners. 3,754 people engaged with the partners through the firm’s charity networks, while nearly 3,500 participants took part in various fundraising events.
The charity partnership programme has been part of the firm’s broader commitment to responsible business over the last year, including initiatives such as Deloitte Access and the Social Innovation Pioneers programme.
The firm is developed its charity partnership to include social innovation pioneers. The new ‘Society Partnerships’ programme is working with 26 charities and social enterprises to have an impact on the futures of:
- young people
- those not in employment or training
- those who have been out of work due to illness, and
- those transitioning between careers.
The charity partners will work with all of Deloitte’s UK offices, with one charity aligned to each regional office and five to the firm’s London office. The social enterprises will receive support from across the firm’s regional and London offices in the UK.
David Barnes, managing partner for corporate responsibility at Deloitte, said:
“We are extremely proud of the transformative and impactful work we have achieved with Alzheimer’s Society, Prostate Cancer UK and Mind throughout our three years together. As well as exceeding our fundraising target for the programme, our people have donated nearly 30,000 hours of their time towards invaluable pro-bono and volunteering projects.”