The PwC Foundation launches the second edition of the program "¡Apadrina! You propose, we all choose", an initiative that enables PwC's professionals sponsor a social project.
Through the program, all professionals can present a social project. It is checked whether the projects comply with requirements of transparency and good governance. Then all professionals can vote for their three favorite projects. The three project with the highest number of votes will be the winning projects of this year.
On May 10, at the Rafael del Pino Foundation, it took place the national competition Startup Programme, the largest inter-university entrepreneurship program organized by Junior Achievement Spain and the Fundación Universidad-Empresa (University-Enterprise Foundation). The jury, chaired by the president of the Foundation PwC Jesus Diaz de la Hoz, has awarded Bioo biotechnology company, created by students from the University La Salle, who will represent Spain in the competition Junior Achievement Europe Enterprise Challenge 2016 .
For its part, the PwC Foundation has awarded the Special Prize PwC to drones to rescue S & R Solutions (European University) , who has been mentored by Alberto De la Sotilla Supervisor Assurance and Marta Sanchez, Senior Manager of Assurance.
In this year 205 students participated in the programme from the 24 most prestigious public and private universities in our country. More than 130 volunteers from PwC, Repsol and Cisco collaborated in the project.
On 27th of April in Barcelona was held the PwC- ESADE Social Leadership Forum for NGOs about digital transformation in the Third Sector. Directors of 50 leading NGOs from Spain attended the Forum, where they could see presentations and interactive experiences to discuss and learn about successful digital transformation in social organizations sessions. Miguel Gallo, Managing Partner of PwC in field Growth, Customers and Digital Transformation, gave a presentation on the realities and new trends in digital transformation for NGOs.
Last April 8 was published the report "Corporate foundations, the soul of the companies", a study of the PwC Foundation, which analyzes in detail the Corporate Foundations in Spain. At the same time describes the trends that affect these organizations in order to increase their visibility and provide guidance on future challenges. After the presentation of the report by Marta Colomina, Director General of the PwC Foundation, the symposium was attended by Carmen Bieger, Director General of the Atresmedia Foundation, Lorenzo Cooklin, director general of the Mutua Madrileña Foundation, Ignacio Egea, vice president of the Repsol Foundation and Sergio Martinez-Cava, director general of the Innovation Bankinter Foundation. The debate was moderated by Jesus Diaz de la Hoz, president of the PwC Foundation where we could see first hand experience of these four entities, their main concerns and future challenges that arise.
The PwC Foundation and the ATRESMEDIA Foundation presented last April 6 in the PwC Tower study 'The jobs of the future in the audiovisual sector' . This report identifies new types of jobs that will be generated in the coming years and the most demanded skills and abilities in the coming years. The debate was moderated by the Antena 3 journalist, Esther Vaquero, and the participants were Jaume Gurt, Director of Organization and People Development in Schibsted Spain analyzed, Luis Martin, CEO at Barrabes.biz, and Pedro Claveria, CEO at CupoNation.
With the aim of promoting social action of our professionals, the Foundation has conducted the campaign to collect school supplies "Backpacks Solidarity". Thanks to the contribution and active participation of professionals in all offices in Spain, 3.000 units of school supplies have been donated to NGOs working to help children and young people who need it most .
The "Compromiso and transparencia" (commitment and transparency) Foundation, in its last report of transparency and good governance named "Building Trust 2015", emphasized the PwC Foundation as "industry leader" and one of the most transparent corporate foundations due to the fact that PwC publishes information about its Foundation on its web pages frequently.
On Thursday 11th February, in the PwC Tower in Madrid, was held the training session for the StartUpProgramme about "Finance for entrepreneurs and elevator pitch". In this session entrepreneurs and volunteers learnt the key of finance and communication management for the business plan that will participate in this inter-university competition program.
On February 19th, the PwC Foundation in collaboration with the Lealtad Foundation, organized a breakfast meeting aimed at high management of social organizations dedicated to risk management and the main practical implementation of the reform of the Code Penal for third sector organizations.
One more year, through the Nómina solidaria programme (Solidary payroll), PwC professionals and PwC Foundation will donate an annual amount nearby to 65,000 € to help those most in need, supporting projects of Caritas, Red Cross, RAIS and Tomillo Foundation.
On the twenty-fourth edition of this project, over fifty volunteers from audit services watched the process of collecting donations in the TV3 Marathon. This year was dedicated to diabetes and obesity, and the auditors ensured that the collecting was transparent, clear and tidy.
On 3rd of december was hold the inaugural session of the Startup Programme, this programme was born to promote entrepreneurship and training at the university level. The meeting allowed PwC, Repsol and Cisco volunteers and entrepreneurs students to know each othe, lay the foundations and set the working method of the projects.
On 27 and 28 November, because of the Programme Ayudas+, 30 volunteers from Barcelona office participated in the Great Food Collection directly managing the campaign on the Carrefour Market Rambles.
PwC Foundation organized on 4th of November a visit to the PwC Tower for youth from Occupational Guardian Angel Center. This center works to assist in the socio-labor training and integration of people with disabilities.
Among the initiatives of the PwC Foundation to catalyze change to promote the strengthening of the third sector, on Tuesday November 17, was held the ESADE-PwC Social Leadership Forum for NGO on the theme "How to make your NGO more innovative ". The forum was attended by the directors of 30 leading NGOs from Spain, which could have various presentations and interactive to innovate in the social world sessions.
Pedro Alberto Gómez, PwC Global Innovation Leader, presented the audience the keys to establish a process of innovation within each entity.