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Corporate social responsibility

With offices in 157 countries and a collective workforce of 38,732 people, we recognise the scale of our impact on social issues in and outside our profession, our responsibility to the environment and the communities we operate in across the globe. That is why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is so important to us, and why CSR is embedded in our HLB network strategy Shaping our shared future. HLB CSR initiatives empower us to reach the goals we’re committed to in creating a more inclusive and sustainable future. 

CSR strategy 

Our CSR strategy looks beyond company profits. It enables us to power an inclusive, sustainable future for all HLB people and our ecosystem by focusing on three strategic pillars: 

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) 

At HLB, we believe that creating a corporate culture that is diverse and inclusive boosts innovation and employee engagement. We aim to provide the best opportunities for our people and attract and retain top talent to ultimately provide a top-quality service to our clients. We champion D&I by: 

  • Engaging in D&I related conversations 
  • Being an advocate for workplace flexibility 
  • Facilitating talent mobility programs for our members 
  • Promoting leadership behaviour that fosters an inclusive workplace environment where diversity can thrive 

The environment

The climate crisis is one of the most pressing issues of our time. That is why we are working with our people to understand, track and quantify our environmental impact. Our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint will include: 

  • Reducing business travel 
  • Reducing energy usage in our offices 
  • Recycling, reducing waste, going paperless

Communities

Giving back to the communities we serve and operate in has always been an important part of our organisation. Together we help our communities by:

  • Donating 
  • Volunteering 
  • Offering pro bono services 
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    Championing diversity and inclusion

    For our business to thrive, we need our people to thrive. At HLB, we believe that creating a diverse and inclusive environment through all layers of the organisation boosts innovation and employee engagement. We aim to provide the best opportunities for our people and attract and retain top talent, to ultimately service our clients better. We champion diversity and inclusion by:

    • Engaging in diversity and inclusion related conversations
    • Being an advocate for workplace flexibility
    • Facilitating talent mobility programs for our members
    • Promoting leadership behaviour that fosters workplace diversity and inclusion

    Bill Bradshaw

    Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader

    Bill leads the network’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiatives and oversees its strategy and objectives. Bill is no stranger to the professional services industry. He began his career with EY on the client service delivery side, working in both the audit and tax functions. He quickly found his niche in the Human Capital market and has never looked back. Bill has worked across multiple dimensions of diversity, collaborating with leaders at all levels, and has worked on many large scale projects. He is a sought after thought leader in the D&I space and was named to the 2019 NJ Out 100 Power List for his work in leading LGBTQ workplace inclusion.

    Bill sits on the Board of Garden State Equality (GSE), New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ organization, and The Center, a non-profit HIV/AIDS service organization at the Jersey Shore. Bill has a strong passion for social justice and recently taught Lead for Diversity, a week-long journey by the American Conference on Diversity to high school students throughout the tri-state area.

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