January 17, 2018

Top Executives Kick Off Joint Initiative to Grow Women-Owned Businesses

OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, D.C.; Jan. 17, 2018 – The Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (the Council) has announced recommendations for the first pillar of their groundbreaking bilateral initiative, “Advancing Women in Business.” GE Canada President & CEO, GE Vice President Elyse Allan and NRStor Inc. Chair & CEO Annette Verschuren are leading this pillar, which specifically aims to help growth-minded women entrepreneurs scale up their businesses.
December 20, 2017

Accenture Reimagines Its Code of Business Ethics Through Intelligent Technology

NEW YORK; Dec. 20, 2017 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is reinforcing its commitment to ethical business practices by transforming its Code of Business Ethics for the digital age.  By applying design thinking and integrating intelligent technology, the company has reinvented its Code from a legal document into an interactive, mobile-first tool that helps its global workforce act with integrity.  
December 04, 2017

Accenture Pledges Thousands of Hours to Bring Coding to Students with ‘Hour of Code’ Activities

NEW YORK; Dec. 4, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) employees across 56 countries have pledged to complete more than 10,000 Hours of Code and lead coding tutorial sessions around the world during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4-10, as part of the company’s commitment to helping students around the world build computer and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
November 10, 2017

Accenture Teams with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families to Bolster Skills Training and Transitional Employment Support for U.S. Military Community

NEW YORK; Nov. 10, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has granted more than US$2.5 million to help the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) expand its successful Onward to Opportunity-Veteran Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP) initiative, which provides comprehensive training, certification and transitional employment support to veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. 
November 07, 2017

Accenture Named to 2018 List of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Seventh Consecutive Year

TORONTO; Nov. 7, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the seventh consecutive year. The national competition determines which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.
October 12, 2017

New Report Identifies Best Practices for Creating and Sustaining Apprenticeship Programs

NEW YORK; Oct. 12, 2017 – Accenture, the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) and ETH Zurich/KOF Swiss Economic Institute today released a new report that examines best practices for creating and sustaining apprenticeship programs, which are gaining momentum as a strategy for narrowing the skills gap.

 
August 30, 2017

Aon and Accenture Join Forces to Expand Apprenticeships Across Chicago

CHICAGO; Aug. 30, 2017 – In the latest sign that the push to create apprenticeships in professional services is catching on, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced it will expand its Chicago apprenticeship program modeled on Aon plc’s (NYSE: AON) highly successful program run in collaboration with the City Colleges of Chicago. U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta praised both companies for bringing apprenticeships to the professional services sector.
June 16, 2017

Accenture Employees to Pack and Donate 100,000 Meals to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank

TORONTO; June 16, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) employees in Toronto today are packing and donating 100,000 hunger-relief meals to Daily Bread Food Bank to relieve an annual reduction in donations that typically occurs after the winter holidays have ended and warmer weather arrives. Accenture is also making a $10,000 cash donation to the food bank. 
May 17, 2017

Accenture Launches Virtual ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’ in Ireland to Equip 10,000 Young People with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

DUBLIN; May 17, 2017 – Accenture today launched its ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’, which aims to equip 10,000 young people by helping them gain the skills to get a job or build a business. Launched in partnership with the Department of Social Protection, the Academy is a free, interactive online training programme, developed to give those aged 15-24 the skills and confidence to own their career development.
April 20, 2017

Accenture Labs and Akshaya Patra Use Disruptive Technologies to Enhance Efficiency in Mid-Day Meal Program for School Children

BENGALURU, India; Apr. 20, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO-run Mid-Day Meal Program, collaborated on an innovative project that used disruptive technologies to exponentially increase the number of meals served to children in schools in India that are run and aided by the government. The “Million Meals” project revolutionized Akshaya Patra’s supply chain and operations, resulting in improved food quality and expanded service reach.