Grant Thornton can contribute effectively to business transformation.
We believe in the need for organizations to integrate economic-financial, governance and socio-environmental aspects into their management processes to enable better and more transparent business environments. For this reason, we created the Sustainability Desk to assist our customers in the value creation process, with all business areas in an integrated, structured and consistent manner, establishing and consolidating the actions related to Corporate Social Responsibility.
Some projects and actions already consolidated in our organizational culture
Grant Thornton has been acting consistently for many years in actions and projects related to inclusion and diversity, entrepreneurship and volunteering. Check out some of these initiatives below:
Global Impact Review
How do we impact society, the environment and the economy? In addition, what are we doing to minimize negative effects and contribute to expanding our sustainability agenda globally?
In reviewing our global impact report, our teams inserted their findings into a model based on the strategic pillars of our global strategy and mapped them out to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This helped to establish the exact ways to influence the world around us.
Women in Business
Considered the main international study of middle-market companies, Grant Thornton's Women in Business survey for 15 years has analyzed statistics on the global scenario of companies' gender diversity and their actions taken to promote gender equity in leadership positions. The survey is currently applied in 32 countries. In its last edition (2020), it carried out 4,900 interviews with CEOs, executive directors, presidents and other senior decision makers from all sectors.
Blueprint for Action
The corporate culture needs to be diverse and inclusive, but the change will not happen alone. Therefore, Grant Thornton has prepared since 2019 a guide with practical recommendations for companies to take conscious measures that are both deliberate and truly practiced by companies. This action plan is part of a commitment by Grant Thornton to encourage an increase in the number of women in leadership positions in companies from all areas, sectors and regions of the world.
Created by the Municipal Secretariat for Economic Development and Labor of São Paulo and executed by the São Paulo Development Agency - ADE SAMPA, in partnership with Grant Thornton Brazil, the initiative brings together companies, institutions, research centers, accelerators and organizations that work with technologies to seek innovative and green solutions that support the development of the city of São Paulo.
CSR Day - Growing Together in the Community
The Growing Together in the Community campaign is a global action by Grant Thornton with local communities. There are more than 56 thousand employees in more than 140 countries engaged annually in voluntary practices to meet part of the needs of people in situations of social vulnerability. These achievements demonstrate the difference that each person can make in the world. Check out more at #GTinthecommunity and see how we are helping to transform the world we live in.
Pro bono to third sector entities
We provide pro bono services to local institutions that contribute positively to the social challenges of the communities in which we operate. In 2019, 2,158 hours were allocated to projects conducted by our specialists to help these entities to generate greater transparency, integrity and credibility to their activities carried out and disseminated.
Pro bono projects that support micro and small companies in the face of economic impacts brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic
The Estímulo 2020 project is a private initiative - the first of its kind in Brazil - in which private entities and individuals offer assistance to entrepreneurs in difficulty, with the aim of offering working capital in the amount equivalent to up to one month of company turnover. Grant Thornton Brazil will provide pro-bono auditing services for the financial statements of the Credit Rights Investment Fund.