Women in CSR: Shannon Schuyler, PwC

Women in CSR: Shannon Schuyler, PwC

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Shannon Schuyler

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 3:00pm

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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business. 

Shannon Schuyler: I am a principal and the U.S. Corporate Responsibility (CR) leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). In this role, I oversee the actions and programs that unite the firm’s internal strategy around social and environmental responsibility, aligning each initiative to PwC’s overall business strategy in order to increase employee engagement, differentiate the brand in the marketplace and drive operational efficiencies.

I have ownership of PwC’s U.S. CR goals, including a $160 million commitment to youth education with a focus on financial literacy called, PwC’s Earn Your Future; a $10 million annual commitment to pro bono services for nonprofit organizations; a 30 percent firm-wide carbon reduction goal by FY’16; and 100 percent staff and partner engagement in the firm’s culture of giving. I also spend time dedicated to the firm’s external client-facing practice, Sustainable Business Solutions, facilitating discussions with clients on their approach to CR. I have been with the firm for 16 years.

3p: How has the sustainability program evolved at your company? 

SS: CR has always been part of PwC’s culture, but in the past it was more intuitive than it was strategic. Our people have always had an instinct to “do good,” but as recently as six years ago, we hadn’t yet come together to make consolidated and strategic investments to provide our people with the opportunity to unite and give back, be it to a cause, the environment or through the gift of time. We were missing a real opportunity.

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