KPMG has always been a purpose-led organization. We have a 100+ year history of doing great things and making a positive impact on the world. Yet, up until recently we had not focused on explicitly communicating or celebrating this strong sense of purpose with our people.
That all changed a few years ago when we launched our firmwide "Higher Purpose" initiative, a comprehensive effort to strengthen our employees' pride, engagement, and emotional connection to the firm. The initiative encouraged them to recognize and celebrate the meaning and positive impact of the work they do.
Our signature theme "Inspire Confidence. Empower Change." celebrates higher purpose for our people, clients, and communities. Our employees see it across print, digital and video communications, leadership speeches, social media, employee engagement activities, and in-person events.
What makes this effort unique is that it actively seeks out and promotes the specific ways that individual employees and teams make a difference through their professional work. We believe this emphasis on the specific enables us to differentiate our impact from the impact of any other organization.
We've created a cultural shift by speaking to our people's hearts as well as their heads. That gives them brand new answers to the question, “What do you do at KPMG?”
Learn more below about our "Higher Purpose" initiative.
Videos help our employees understand the culture and legacy of our firm.
Our firm has a rich history of making a difference.
Just like an orchestra, we perform as one team.
Our people are pursuing the American Dream.
An evolution from 1897 to today.
Our firm has played a key role in several important historic events.
We built ways for our people to engage.
We helped our people meet the challenge of telling 10,000 stories of purpose.
We help employees recognize their colleagues for the work they do to inspire confidence and empower change.
We encourage our people to bring the KPMG story to life while having a little fun.
We captured attention for helping our people find purpose in their work.
How an Accounting Firm Convinced its Employees They Can Change the World
Building a Business with Purpose (as aired on CNN)
The Best Perk at America's Best Employers Is the One You Don't See
KPMG: Motivating Employees Through a Deeper Sense of Purpose
Finding a Purpose at Work