A message from our Chairman and CEO
EY’s purpose — why we exist as an organization — is building a better working world. We strongly believe that by building confidence in the capital markets, helping our clients tackle their toughest issues, running our business according to our values and offering our people exceptional opportunities, we go a long way toward fulfilling that purpose. This forms the core of who we are and what we do daily.Read on
From one-day interventions to long-term projects, EY people have a wide range of opportunities to make a difference. What unites them is their focus on changing lives. We’re committed to using our knowledge and experience to improve the lives and livelihoods of people in our communities.
Driving inclusive growth
Growth that benefits the few at the expense of the many isn’t inclusive. That’s why we’re using our knowledge and experience to help scale approaches that put business at the heart of tackling societies toughest issues. Every day, our people help clients to grow sustainably. Using that same know-how to help build the capacity and capabilities of high-impact social innovators and job creators creates a ripple effect with the potential to change literally millions of lives.
Using business to change lives
Around the world, social enterprises are innovating new ways to provide people with affordable access to benefits that enhance their quality of life — from clean water and energy to childcare and transportation. Using business to change lives is about helping increase the reach and impact of these business-based approaches, so that many more people can benefit, including in some of the world’s most marginalized communities.
Stimulating inclusive growth and employment
Economies may be growing but, in many places, employment isn’t. Knowing that entrepreneurs are the most consistent engines of job creation, we focus on accelerating development of high-impact entrepreneurs and empowering underrepresented groups to start and grow their own businesses. In this way, we improve opportunities for employment and strengthen the health of local economies.
Supporting the next generation
Young people are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults, yet jobs are out there for those who are properly prepared. As an organization that hires tens of thousands of young people every year, we have great insight into what it takes to succeed in today’s working world. When we apply this insight to education, we help enhance young people’s prospects of finding productive employment.
Helping young people become future-fit
In an age of disruption, what employers want and what young people need most is the ability to continually adapt to change, to recognize opportunities and to innovate in the face of challenges. Helping young people become future-fit is about cultivatingthose abilities as well as practical skills, through experiential learning about business and entrepreneurship.
Improving equity of opportunity for young people
Quality education and work experience can make the difference between just getting by and succeeding in life, yet they are opportunities still denied to too many young people. Improving equity of opportunity is about enhancing the long-term prospects of thousands of underserved students by creating pathways to education and employment.
Promoting sustainable business
EY is proud to support and advance fundamental principles of sustainable business. From providing a diverse and inclusive place to work, to helping our clients meet the challenge of climate change, to advancing the science and execution of purpose in business, we demonstrate our commitment to building a better world, both inside and outside EY.
Further embedding sustainability inside EY
At EY, we’re constantly working to further integrate principles of inclusiveness, responsibility and sustainability in the way we do business. That includes:
- Continuing to strengthen our diverse and inclusive culture
- Making sure that our people continue to live by the highest standards of professional conduct
- Improving our ability to measure and manage our environmental impact
- Doing more to encourage high standards in our supply chain
- Aligning action through robust global coordination
Helping our clients become more sustainable
We believe professional services play a vital role in increasing trust and confidence. That includes helping clients to use sustainability as an opportunity to build better businesses. We’re sharing insights and developing services that offer new ways to make sense of a changing world, to think about the value they create, and to reinvigorate growth and innovation.
Working with others for positive change
Leading with purpose, valuing diversity, driving transparency, creating value for all stakeholders and directing the ingenuity of business towards solving complex social problems — all are at the heart of advancing a more inclusive form of free enterprise and all require long-term and collective effort. That’s why EY is committed to collaborations for positive change.
For more information about our commitment to corporate responsibility and changing lives for the better, please contact:
Director, EY Global Corporate Responsibility
+44 20 7951 1132