Corporate social responsibility

Growing Together in the community is Grant Thornton's commitment to community engagement.

Founded on six guiding principles, it advocates the impact each person can make by being passionately involved in their community. Many inspiring people from Grant Thornton across the globe are already providing innovative, generous and resourceful services to the communities they work and live in, see the videos below for examples of how our people are making a difference.

Video In September 2016 we had our global CSR event ‘Growing Together in the community’ Watch video

Our CSR stories

Supporting sustainable change through education in Cambodia

‘It was a lightbulb moment where it seemed possible that I could help and get involved’ Scott Pardey, Grant Thornton Australia

Empowering young students with financial responsibility skills in the United States

‘Junior Achievement really prepares children to be successful in the future’ Art Flach, Grant Thornton LLP

Putting higher education within reach of all young people in Ireland

'Money is always welcome, but our time is the most important thing we can give’ Patrick Burke, Grant Thornton Ireland

Across Grant Thornton we are actively involved in the following areas:

  • education: helping communities and people to grow, develop and unlock their potential
  • healthcare: giving our time on initiatives important to our communities
  • helping communities and people to grow, develop and unlock their potential
  • collaborating with charities and NGOs to support people in poverty.

Global steering committee

Growing Together in the community was co-created across our organisation. Our Global steering committee comprises nine leaders from across the globe, who are advocates for CSR. Together they developed the global guiding principles which shape our community engagement. The committee currently comprises representatives from Mexico, US, Ireland, UK, South Africa, India, UAE and Australia.

Global partnership

This year we launched our partnership with The Global Fund for Children. The GFC seek out small, innovative, grassroots community based organisations and work with them to unlock their potential and achieve sustainability. Through our partnership the skills and experiences of our people are leveraged to provide their grantees with support around areas including finance, governance and HR.

In 2015 Ed Nusbaum, CEO of Grant Thornton International Ltd, was appointed to the board of directors for The Global Fund.