We’re using our skills, knowledge and experience to address some of the biggest social challenges of our time.
We believe business can and must do more to foster sustainable inclusive growth that benefits everyone, not just a few. More than doing business responsibly, that means applying our skills, knowledge and experience to help address society’s toughest challenges. This defines our approach to corporate responsibility at EY and it’s why we’ve created EY Ripples – a global platform that brings greater scale and sharper focus to our efforts to strengthen our communities.
Through our support for the next generation and impact entrepreneurs, we extend the value of EY knowledge, networks and services to people and places we might not otherwise reach. And by amplifying the social impact of the skills we use in our business every day, we’re starting a ripple effect that’s felt not only in our communities, but also across our organization.
In the Americas, our people are strengthening communities and creating shared value for the business world by supporting three areas of focus:
Advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs at their many stages of growth; a cornerstone of the EY brand for more than three decades. We support entrepreneurs through community engagement programs and not-for—profit relationships such as Ripples Projects, EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors and NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship).
Supporting education by helping young people prepare for and succeed in the global market, an imperative for EY and all business. We support education through community engagement programs and NFP relationships such as College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), Strive for College, Cyberchase, Boys & Girls Clubs, Junior Achievement and United Way.
Promoting equity in the workforce by championing diversity and inclusiveness, which is central to EY's values. We support gender equity through EY programs such as Women. Fast Forward, Entrepreneurial Winning Women and Women Athletes Business Network.
This is the first step on a multi-year journey to positively affect the lives of millions of people. Because when 260,000 EY people feel inspired to start ripples – and theirs merge with those of other like-minded people and organizations – together, we can create huge waves of change.