Deloitte not only wants to minimise its impact on the environment but also make an active contribution towards preserving it. That is why the firm has introduced "The Environment" as a key strand of its community investment programme this year. Our focus is on directing more volunteering opportunities towards environmental sustainability and providing pro-bono support and fundraising opportunities through the United Bank of Carbon.
Deloitte is a joint founder of the United Bank of Carbon (UBoC). UBoC allows businesses to fund rainforest sustainability on a global basis by bringing together organisations with the proven expertise to deliver rainforest protection and businesses looking to increase stakeholder value by supporting the solution to climate change.
UBoC creates partnerships between individual businesses and specific rainforest protection projects run by established non-governmental organisations.
UBoC provides assurance to sponsors through a project screening process led by the School of the Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, which has at its heart the long-term capacity building and sustainable development for rainforest communities.Deloitte’s involvement to date has been to provide pro bono advisory services to the UBoC team. The experience of working with UBoC is invaluable to our people and will enable them to be instrumental in growing Deloitte’s own strategy and client services to generate value from the carbon economy.
Having helped establish UBoC the firm are now supporting one of its projects in Tanzania.
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As part of our partnership with the United Bank of Carbon, we have identified a pilot project with the African Rainforest Trust to provide an opportunity for our people to support an environmental cause through fundraising and volunteering. The project is in the Rubeho Forest, an ecologically distinct part of Tanzania, known as the Galapagos of Africa. The Rubeho forest covers 3550 hectares and the objective of the project is to conserve 500 tonnes per hectare of CO2 as well as help local communities earn a sustainable living from the Rainforest.