Case studies

Pioneering change

Sustainability means transforming our business, pioneering programmes that help us be more responsible and raise the bar in environmental and social change. Below, we share some of the major innovations of the last few years which are part of our blueprint for better business.

Responsible business

Valuing a business' total impact

See how our Total Impact Measurement and Management tool helps businesses with sustainable growth.

Thinking sustainability

We’ve developed an online training module to build a sustainability mindset across the firm

Brigade SROI: Valuing social impact

We’ve evaluated the impact of our social enterprise Brigade, which has had a social return on investment (SROI) of £1.57 for every £1 invested in its first three years. Find out more.

Inspiring trust through insight

Today’s assurance model doesn’t always fit with new reporting approaches for less mature, non-financial information. We’re looking at innovative ways to help build trust in organisations’ reporting as it evolves.

Paying for tomorrow: future tax

Our Paying for Tomorrow: Furure Tax campaign explores how the UK tax system could meet the needs of a modern economy and fairer society. Kevin Nicholson, PwC UK Head of Tax, explains it..

2 degrees of separation: ambition and reality

See how we’re engaged in the debate on the realities of the low carbon economy.

Workplace and diversity

Opening minds to diversity

Find out how we're leading the way in diversity and inclusion, embedding 'open minds' in our talent management.


Achieving zero waste to landfill

Read how we’ve transformed our waste management to make it better for the environment and better for our business.

Cutting our energy and carbon intensity by 33%

Read how we’ve reduced the energy used in our office in the past five years, to save money and cut carbon emissions

Setting new standards for sustainable buildings

Find out what we've done to make our More London office one of the most sustainable workplaces in Europe

Community involvement

Volunteering engages

On one day each year, we encourage all our people to get involved with community projects. This year thousands took part in fundraising or volunteering activities for the PwC Foundation or local charities.

Increasing the impact of our volunteering

Working with The Royal Exchange Theatre, and Our Lady's RC High School Manchester, we’ve re-evaluated the programme to increase its impact.

The value of our 'whole school' approach

Education is an important focus of our community programme and mentoring plays a key role in this. PwC volunteers and students from Harris Academy Bermondsey explain the benefits of the programme.

Pioneering social change

Learn about how we have extended our support for social entrepreneurs across the UK through our Centres for Social Impact and the PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club.

Social entrepreneurs: the value of mentoring

Read how we're getting business benefits from mentoring social entrepreneurs.

The Fire Station: a new type of community engagement

See how our social enterprise hub has become an exemplar for visionary corporate collaboration.