In Deloitte, we are guided by our purpose: to make an impact that matters.
Impact that matters
By Anders Dons, CEO & Partner
We face a changing world with increasing uncertainty due to social, economic and geopolitical unrest. At the same time, businesses are expected to do more than make a profit. Citizens and regulators support businesses that make a true commitment to exerting a positive impact with their core activities. Businesses that do well by doing good are able to balance long-term sustainable growth with profits. It supports their license to operate and unlocks new opportunities. This is as true for Deloitte as for any other business – and we are here to help our clients seize those opportunities.
One of the trends affecting our business is the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a ‘strategy for the world’, the SDGs represent a consensus-driven framework to help address the major social, environmental and economic problems facing humanity. The magnitude of these challenges requires everyone to become involved. As the primary employer, user and generator of capital and as investors in research and development, businesses need to step forward – not only through CSR, but also through their core business.
Deloitte is engaging closely with this agenda and is the only professional services firm to make it to Fortune’s top 50 ‘do good list’. This is because the SDGs are aligned with our purpose to make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and for society. With approximately 312,000 people across the world, I believe we can make a real difference if we keep channelling the combined strength of our people into helping others succeed.
Sustainable growth, quality and innovation are key to client impact. Besides sustainable growth, quality, innovation, and business transformation characterise much of our client work and engagement. We continue to invest in new services, while delivering high quality and helping businesses shape the future.
Quality will always be the essence of our business. And quality is not only a matter of investing in the right technologies and processes – it is also about investing in the development of our culture and people. Quality also means showing transparency about audits and our profession to build trust in capital markets.
"I believe we have a great opportunity to contribute. With our broad skill set, our deep and diverse knowledge and strong client relationships across industries, sectors and businesses, we can be a catalyst for a new path. We can facilitate the transformation into a more sustainable future."
Anders Dons, CEO & Partner