We wish to support and promote the values of social innovation and commitment to our society through initiatives that make our capacities and resources available to organisations and social entrepreneurs in order to help them create sustainable replicable social value…
One of the core values of PwC’s vision is to support entrepreneurs and innovation as value creation drivers. From a social perspective, the PwC Foundation wishes to help identify and support social innovation and social entrepreneurs with an impact on social value creation.
In this respect, PwC wishes to support initiatives that combine the social impact with economic viability.
Ashoka is a worldwide organisation that identifies and invests in the innovative ideas of social entrepreneurs in order to drive long-lasting structural changes. In short, it invests in innovative social entrepreneurs.
Collaboration by the PwC Foundation focuses on supporting annually certain Spanish entrepreneurs identified by Ashoka, providing them with professional advice in order to ensure the feasibility of their ideas, and to help Ashoka with its internal management processes.
As part of the agreement with the ESADE Institute of Social Innovation, we continue to carry out the activities, work meetings, studies and publications on leadership in NGOs and other non-profit organisations, in order to:
In order to meet these objectives, we will continue to carry out investigation, teaching, shared learning and dissemination activities:
In 2011 the Barrié and PwC Foundations started up Más Social, a programme which aims to provide guidance on economically sustainable professional management and administration to Galician social entities.
The programme aims to promote an economically sustainable social action model, indirectly permitting the labour market reintegration of professionals who are unemployed because of the current crisis.
In this respect, the programme makes available a complete range of support instruments to participating social services providers in Galicia:
Within the framework of our commitment to the Príncipe de Asturias Foundation, PwC and its Foundation has taken on this year, as a pro-bono service, the audit of the Foundation, supporting its clear commitment to transparency and accountability.
Our involvement in Project Alzheimer enables us to collaborate in its aims, helping to overcome the family problems caused by this disease, improving the social and labour market integration of young people in Spain and the work/life balance. Our collaboration focuses on:
The PwC Foundation is tightly committed to the Spanish Red Cross which translates into three lines of collaboration:
Within the Collaboration Framework Agreement entered into with Cáritas Española in order to help in the fight against poverty and social marginality, we will continue to collaborate in:
The PwC Foundation has a close relationship with the Spanish Foundation Association (Asociación Española de Fundaciones -AEF), which translates into an agreement through which different initiatives are arranged focusing on collaboration in the development of AEF management and organisation.
The PwC Foundation and the ONCE Foundation have signed a Collaboration Agreement in order to develop joint collaboration, driving the strategy to support the integration of the disabled in the widest sense.
In this respect, the priority is to develop initiatives designed to drive labour-market integration, training and the employment of the disabled as well as global accessibility and the deployment of initiatives aimed at the institutional and organisation development of the ONCE Foundation itself.
We sponsor and collaborate in the development of information programmes and activities in order to enhance the confidence of individuals and companies in the work of NGOs and non-profit organisations, by participating as Sponsors of the Foundation and promoting the Transparency Guide.
The PwC Foundation collaborates with the Bertelsmann Foundation and the German Chamber of Commerce for Spain in driving the Responsible Economy Circle, an initiative aimed at reflecting on the key aspects to drive a growth model based on ethics and sustainability.
The PwC Foundation collaborates closely with the SERES Foundation (Responsible Society and Company) in order to support it in the development of its aim to favour and promote strategic business actions that contribute to the overall improvement of the social reality.
The PwC Foundation and Iker Casillas have signed an Agreement which aims to develop joint collaboration, making it possible to drive the strategy to support the socially disadvantaged, with particular attention to children, young people at risk of social exclusion and women affected by discrimination and / or abuse.
The Collaboration Framework Agreement entered into with UNICEF provides for the development of initiatives focusing on improving the management and operational capacity of institutions in Spain, with specific attention to aspects relating to revenue generating commercial activities.
We collaborate with the Junior Achievement Foundation in the development of its programmes designed to create concern for entrepreneurship among students by participating actively in the programme named Start Up Programme, in which PwC volunteers accompany and advise university students on the development of a Business Plan.
The mission of the Edad & Vida Foundation is to promote joint responsibility and balance between the public sector and private initiative in order to respond to the economic and social challenges of population ageing. The Foundation conducts its activities from a business perspective, promoting reflection, creating a state of independent opinion and improving the behaviours of all players working with the elderly. The PwC Foundation collaborates with the Edad & Vida Foundation in various fields in order to add its capacities to its projects and initiatives.