Accenture commits $200 m for skills

Accenture commits $200 m for skills

Supporting its vision to improve the way the world works and lives, leading global professional services company, Accenture, is committing more than $200 million over the next three years to help equip people around the world with job skills for the digital age.

“As a technology leader, we have an obligation to apply new scalable technology solutions to help solve complex societal challenges,” said Accenture Chairman and CEO Pierre Nanterme.

“Our investments will continue to empower Accenture to produce socially-minded partnerships and programmes that will have a profound impact on the lives of millions of people throughout the world, now and for the future," he said in a statement issued here.

Rekha M Menon, Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Accenture in India, said: “In India we are focused on providing skills to help disadvantaged people get jobs and start businesses, and under 'Skills to Succeed' we’ve collaborated with strategic non-profit organisations and used digital technologies to deliver impact at scale. So far, we’ve enabled more than 380,000 people including women and people with disabilities, to earn livelihoods for themselves, and create employment for others.”

Accenture’s commitment will help support Skills to Succeed, Tech4Good, Accenture Development Partnerships and related Accenture initiatives.