Grant Thornton has donated US$30,950 to UNICEF UK as part of its ongoing association through the International Business Report (IBR). This takes the total donation made through the project over the past eight years to over US$360,000.
Now in its 22nd year, the IBR is the leading quarterly mid-market business survey in the world, providing insight into the economic and commercial issues affecting more than 10,000 businesses in over 35 economies every year.
Grant Thornton makes a donation of US$2 to UNICEF UK for every completed interview.
Paul Raleigh, global leader for strategic growth at Grant Thornton, said: "We are committed to unlocking the potential for growth in our communities. The US$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. 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."
Kate Goldman, Director of Corporate Partnerships at UNICEF UK said: “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.”
(From left to right) Dominic King, Natalie Igweze (both GTIL) David Bedi (UNICEF UK) Sara-Jane Knox (GTIL)