Social impact collaboration

EY teams collaborate with clients to scale impact and create long-term value, helping achieve sustainable outcomes that no one organization could achieve alone.

What EY can do for you

Through EY Ripples, our global corporate responsibility program, our vision is to help establish a new market-leading model for collaborative impact. We work with clients on a not-for-profit basis to scale their social impact and sustainability initiatives to address inequality and drive progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We believe that SDG 17, “Partnerships for the Goals”, is the key to unlocking all the SDGs. By joining forces with EY clients, we can help achieve together what no one organization could achieve alone.

We extend our knowledge, experience and networks in the areas where EY teams are distinctively positioned in pursuit of the SDGs – supporting the next generation workforce, working with impact entrepreneurs and accelerating environmental sustainability.

There are multiple ways we collaborate with our clients to amplify our shared social impact:

  • Learn together: We host structured knowledge-sharing sessions to discuss corporate responsibility, sustainability and social impact leading practice, and engage on organizational challenges and opportunities to envision a more impactful future.
  • Commit together: We align on our organizations’ shared values and explore how this values charter can drive our work together moving forwards, including joint sustainability ambitions and volunteering opportunities.
  • Act together: We combine our organizational capabilities by taking joint action around strategic social impact programs. EY professionals around the world contribute their skills through pro-bono consulting, skills development workshops, mentoring programs as well as digital tools and resources to support the next generation, help impact enterprises scale and accelerate environmental sustainability.

The EY Ripples strategy includes lending this distinctive EY service to clients on a not-for-profit basis to help scale aligned social impact initiatives.

Through EY Ripples, we have an ambitious goal to positively impact the lives of 1 billion people by 2030. This can only be achieved by working with like-minded organizations and fostering systemic approaches.
Steve Krouskos
EY Global Managing Partner – Business Enablement

Will you join us to help unlock social impact at scale?

Collaborating with EY Ripples can help your organization create long-term sustainable value.

  • Scale your impact: Leverage EY knowledge, resources and networks to unlock new opportunities for impact creation and help effectively deliver against your social impact ambitions.
  • Engage and attract talent: Join existing EY Ripples skills-based volunteer programs to help make high-impact, engaging opportunities available to your employees.
  • Access credible impact measurement methodologies: Gain insight into our robust measurement and reporting technology and frameworks to help track key inputs, outcomes and impact of joint initiatives.

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Corporate responsibility

We believe we have a duty to act responsibly and in the long-term interests of all stakeholders.

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Let’s work together

If you see opportunities to collaborate and scale impact, the EY Ripples team would like to hear from you.