Protiviti has received the ‘Excellence in Social & Community Investment Award’ from Consulting Magazine for its ‘i on Hunger’ programme, an initiative that provided more than one million meals for those struggling with hunger across the globe. The award recognises the positive impact consulting firms make in social and community causes.
Last week Consulting Magazine hosted its annual ‘Excellence in Social and Community Investments’ Gala Awards dinner. The competition, running in its second year, honours the extraordinary efforts of consulting firms that have in the past 12 months made the biggest social impact. This includes among others “free consulting”, significantly discounted work, community outreach initiatives, employee-motivated volunteer projects, and other social and community investment and engagement.
Fifteen management consultancies managed to scoop an award, including Protiviti, a global advisory specialised in governance, risk & compliance, for its ‘i on Hunger’ programme. Protiviti launched the initiative in the fall of 2014 – key objective is to provide more than one million meals to people in need within the timespan of one year. Since November 2014, Protiviti employees, interns and clients have volunteered together in more than 90 events around the world for food drives, meal-packing events and meal delivery projects. Through the i on Hunger initiative, Protiviti has collaborated with more than 30 non-profit organisations that serve the hungry, including: City Harvest, Feed My Starving Children, Feeding Children Everywhere, Food Lifeline, Harvester's Foodbank, Ronald McDonald House and Stop Hunger Now.
In June this year Joseph Tarantino, President and CEO of Protiviti, unveiled the firm had – four months ahead of schedule – surpassed its target. To date, Protiviti has provided more than 1.4 million meals to people in need, in 15+ countries including Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands and the United States. “We are honoured to be recognised,” says Tarantino “The success of our ‘i on Hunger’ initiative has been a result of our firm’s dedication, collaboration and truly global commitment to help those in need. I’m extremely proud of our employees and their efforts to help in the fight against world hunger.”
“We’re thrilled to have exceeded our original goal of one million meals and believe that this speaks to how passionate our people are about the critical issue of world hunger,” said Dan O’Keefe, Senior Managing Director at Protiviti, who spearheaded the ‘i on Hunger’ initiative. “Although we’ve surpassed our goal, we’re still strongly committed to this programme and the larger cause of fighting hunger overall.”