The main mission of the PwC Foundation is the concept of creating social value. This mission is the basis for PwC’s two important areas of work to:
With this mission in mind, the PwC Foundation will continue to support initiatives which combine social impact with economic viability.
Entrepreneurs which combine business capacities and vision with the pursuit for a sustainable impact in the solution of social problems.
Social innovating solutions with real impact in terms of creating value and replication potential.
Obtain positive changes which help to improve society, focusing on education, integration and job creation.
We have become the strategic partner of one of the main international organisations which identify social entrepreneurs: Ashoka.
The PwC Foundation has been collaborating with Ashoka in Spain for two years. Ashoka is the leading international social entrepreneurship organisation which identifies and invests in innovative ideas in the hands of social entrepreneurs to instigate structural and lasting changes.
In collaborating with Ashoka, PwC has assisted the organisation with its internal management processes and has assisted some of the Spanish entrepreneurs which Ashoka identifies every year by giving them professional advice to ensure the feasibility of their ideas.
Since it was founded, the PwC Foundation has been the strategic collaborator of the Momentum project, an initiative of BBVA and the ESADE Business School created to provide support to social entrepreneurs.
The Momentum project was set up to carry out two areas of work, firstly to create a programme to consolidate and increase the impact of social entrepreneurs, and secondly, to create an ecosystem to support social entrepreneurs.
The PwC Foundation acts as the third member of the initiative and its contribution is specifically aimed at strengthening the confidence of potential private investors who are interested in investing in the business projects of 10 selected social entrepreneurships.
For the Momentum project, the PwC Foundation provides the support of a team of professionals of PwC’s Deals team who carry out an independent analysis and assessment of these business projects of the selected social entrepreneurships.
The PwC Foundation firmly supports the Social Innovation Institute of the ESADE Business School in the debate and reflection on leadership and change in NGOs and other not-for-profit organisations.
The collaboration between the PwC Foundation and ESADE is made through the social leadership programme which has the following three aims:
To achieve these aims, the programme carries out the following research, teaching, shared training and circulation of knowledge activities every year:
For the third year, the Barrié Foundation and the PwC Foundation will carry out the “Más Social” programme, which aims to give social organisations in Galicia guidelines on economically sustainable professional direction and management.
“Más Social” provides the social organisations participating in the programme with a package of resources and support instruments to help them to adequately assess and incorporate managerial aspects such as those stated below into their daily activities:
As well as being its auditors, the PwC foundation continues with its firm support for the Prince of Asturias Foundation, with which it shares the same commitment for transparency which is characteristic of the institution.
The PwC Foundation will continue collaborating with the Queen Sofia Foundation and its Alzheimer’s Project, supporting the Foundation with its mission to gain knowledge on the disease and to give support to people who are affected by it in any way.
PwC collaborates with the Foundation in the following ways:
The PwC Foundation is clearly committed to the Spanish Red Cross and they collaborate together in the following areas:
In accordance with the framework collaboration agreement which PwC has signed with Cáritas in Spain to contribute in the fight against poverty and social marginality, PwC will continue to collaborate with Cáritas Spain on several campaigns to raise funds for national and international emergencies.
The PwC Foundation has a close relationship with the Spanish Foundations Association (“AEF”) and has signed an agreement with the Association for various initiatives where they can collaborate together to improve the Association’s management and organisation.
The PwC Foundation and the Foundation of Spain’s Organisation for the Blind (“ONCE”) collaborate together to boost strategy to support the integration of disabled persons as far as possible.
The areas where the two foundations mainly collaborate together are initiatives aimed at fostering integration into the workforce, training and employment of disabled persons, global accessibility, and initiatives related to the institutional and organisational development of the ONCE Foundation.
Knowing how important transparency is in the social sector, the PwC Foundation is a sponsor of the Loyalty Foundation, an important organisation for the professionalisation and transparency of the third sector, which was set up to increase the confidence of persons and companies in the activities of NGOs.
The Responsible Economy Forum is an initiative of the PwC Foundation, the Beterlsmann Foundation and the German Chamber of Commerce for Spain (AHK) which was born out of the idea that one of the greatest challenges in the future will be to establish an economic system for a new responsible culture.
Every year, the Forum will look at a matter which is of particular importance to the Spanish economy.
The PwC Foundation has closely collaborated with the Responsible Society and Business Foundation (“SERES”) since it was created. The two foundations share the aim to promote strategic business actions which help towards improving social realities globally.
The PwC Foundation collaborates with the Iker Casillas Foundation by helping develop and promote the foundation’s support strategy for disadvantaged groups, especially children, young people in risk of social exclusion and women who are victims of discrimination and/or abuse.
The PwC Foundation closely supports the Junior Achievement Foundation and its programmes on students’ entrepreneurial interests and has actively participated in the “Start-up Programme” where volunteers of PwC advise universities on how to draw up a business plan.
The PwC Foundation set up the Age & Life Foundation in 2012 and collaborates with the foundation in its mission to promote co-responsibility and balance between the public sector and the private initiative to seek a solution to the economic and social challenges of the ageing of the population.