Corporate responsibility strategy and governance

Our Corporate Responsibility Strategy

Our CR strategy is a catalyst for delivering our purpose, to build trust in society and solve important problems. Two core principles support our CR approach and these are to do the right thing, and to be a catalyst for change. These are in line with PwC’s values, and guide us in our efforts to enhance our positive and minimise our negative social and environmental impacts. 

Our CR ambitions for 2020 underpin our CR strategy. The ambitions set out clear long-term goals in community engagement, environmental stewardship and responsible business. 

Our 2022 global CR commitments

Across the global PwC network our contributions to local communities and environment have made an impact. We have set two new global goals to extend our impact and reach.


While driving efficiency to reduce our absolute carbon impact, we commit to offsetting air travel emissions from FY19 and to sourcing 100% renewables for our electricity consumption and offsetting residual energy use by FY22.

Find out more about environmental stewardship at PwC


We are investing in the future and growth of 15 million people, NGOs, and micro and social enterprises to help maximise their potential by FY22.

Find out more about community engagement at PwC


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Corporate responsibility governance structure

  • The CR Committee: The committee comprises of PwC China and Hong Kong Market leaders, Human Capital and Diversity & Inclusion. The Committee oversees our overall CR strategy and meets regularly to provide guidance on implementing CR policies. It also reviews the progress of CR programmes including the PwC Foundation. The CR Committee reports periodically to the Management and Executive Boards, and is chaired by Elton Huang - Central China Markets Leader and Shanghai Office Lead Partner, Entrepreneurial and Private Business Leader.
  • PwC Foundation: Is governed by six partners across PwC China and Hong Kong. These PwC Foundation Trustees meet regularly to oversee the Foundation’s strategy, progress, use of funds, and provide regular updates to the CR Committee.
  • Global Corporate Responsibility Board (GCRB): Comprises leaders from the largest PwC member firms, regional corporate responsibility leaders and sustainability subject matter experts. The Board comes together every quarter to provide governance, oversight, input and direction to PwC’s CR global strategy in alignment with the overall business strategy and to drive alignment across the PwC network.

Contact us

Callum Douglas

Director, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (10) 6533 5772

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