The World Economic Forum defines "corporate global citizenship" as "improving the state of the world through business’s engagement in processes and partnerships that address key global societal challenges." The Forum's Corporate Global Citizenship Initiative (CGC) is anchored in the belief that corporate global citizenship is fundamentally in the enlightened self-interest of global corporations since their growth is dependent on the state of the global social landscape.
As one of the founding signatories of the CGC in 2002, Deloitte works with more than 40 Forum member companies from a variety of sectors and regions to gain insight into corporate social responsibility and to develop thought leadership on specific issues related to responsible business practices. One example of this thought leadership was the report Partnering to Strengthen Public Governance (PDF), issued at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 in Davos. Deloitte contributed to this report as a member of the advisory committee to the initiative.
Deloitte's commitment to the public interest stretches back to the origins of our organization. Today Deloitte remains acutely aware of its role in safeguarding the public interest. Deloitte member firms also understand that they play an important part in contributing to the economy and creating jobs, both within Deloitte and by helping our clients to perform better. Please visit the Corporate Responsibility page to learn more about this agenda.