Grant Thornton donation to UNICEF UK tops 360,000

23 January 2015 2 min. read
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Recently released figures by Grant Thornton show that the firm has donated over $360,000 to UNICEF UK over the past eight years. Through its International Business Report partnership with the NGO the firm donates $2 for every taken interview, money used to build temporary schools for children in need.

IBR-UNICEF partnership
The International Business Report (IBR) is a global quarterly research programma by Grant Thornton, an international provider of assurance, tax and advisory services. The IBR provides insight into economic and commercial issues that affect thousands of businesses in over 30 economies on an annual basis. As part of its corporate social responsibility, the firm has established a partnership with UNICEF* UK eight years ago and since donates $2 for every completed interview to the NGO. “Grant Thornton continues to help transform children’s lives through their generous support of UNICEF. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with them; their longstanding support is helping to improve the lives of children across the world,” comments Kate Goldman, Director of Corporate Partnerships at UNICEF UK, on the partnership.

Grant Thornton helps UNICEF to build schools

In its most recent released update, the consulting firm reveals that it has donated $30,950 as part of its on-going association with UNICEF through its IBR. With this donation, the total sum of donations over the past eight years through the project tops $360,000. “We are committed to unlocking the potential for growth in our communities. The $360,000 donated since the association with UNICEF began could pay for over 30 temporary schools for children affected by natural disasters, war or displacement,” says Paul Raleigh, Global Leader for Strategic Growth at Grant Thornton. “It is a privilege to be able to make a difference of this kind, through our IBR. UNICEF operates in many of the same economies as our 38,500 people and we are delighted to be working with another truly global organisation.”

* UNICEF is a non-profit organisation (NGO) set up to promote the rights and wellbeing of children, with a special focus on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children. The NGO is active in 190 countries and territories and works with different partners to reach its goals