CAPCO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We recognize that we have an obligation to grow our business in a way that is sensitive to our values and the interests of our clients, our people, the markets we serve and the broader communities in which we operate.
We are passionate about educational and financial inclusion for all, particularly for those in disadvantaged or vulnerable communities. Our dedication to equal opportunity drives us to promote literacy across the globe. Capco’s Impact Consulting initiative gives development sector organizations access to our people and expertise on a pro-bono basis, and fosters collaboration and partnerships between public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Impact Consulting partners with non-profit organizations and provides pro-bono, skills-based assistance. By identifying and recruiting Capco employees from across the globe, Impact Consulting helps organizations overcome challenges and achieve desired outcomes in IT, marketing, legal, finance, and other business operations. It enables our people to add direct value to non-profit organizations and gives them exposure to how businesses outside traditional financial services operate.
Capco provided pro-bono consulting by partnering with MyBnk to encourage children to save moneylearn MORE
Through our key partnerships with Bankers Without Borders and Room to Read, we provide educational and financial development support focused on long-term success.
ROOM TO READ
Since 2013, Capco has partnered with Room to Read (RtR) on a variety of initiatives with a shared goal of improving literacy, gender equality and access to education. As part of our partnership, we have provided consulting and business skills to complete engagements including process automation, document management, and marketing projects.
We have also provided financial support through corporate sponsorship and fundraising initiatives to support the building of new libraries and schools and fund literacy programs in the developing world.
ROOM TO READ SUCCESSES
Just as Capco had to adjust to serving its clients from home, Room to Read had to quickly pivot to distance learning in response to the pandemic. With some creativity, they were able to maintain a strong impact on the students they support:
BANKERS WITHOUT BORDERS
Capco’s largest partner for Impact Consulting projects is the Grameen Foundation’s Bankers without Borders, an industry leader in using skilled volunteers to accelerate the scale, sustainability, and impact of microfinance and poverty-focused organizations around the world.
From the start of our partnership in 2014, we have run multiple projects every year, engaging Capco communities across Europe, APAC and the Americas, on everything from product launches, to impact reporting, to developing business models and e-commerce strategies.
BANKERS WITHOUT BORDERS 2020 EXAMPLE PROJECTS:
HERITAGE FOODS AFRICA
A team from Capco India created a business and financial plan, and an investor’s pitch for Heritage Foods Africa in Tanzania. This organization brings traditional, nutritious, and environmentally clean foods to the Tanzanian families. Heritage Food Africa plays a critical role in creating food products that help to maintain the biodiversity of the ecosystem, as well as the health and wellbeing of its program participants.
A team from Capco APAC developed a production and operations management plan for Ubuntu Life’s Fashion Line Enterprise based in Kenya. Ubuntu Life have established sustainable enterprises and social enterprise models to create social impact for mothers and children in Kenya.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
A team from Capco’s office in Washington, DC, partnered with Save the Children to deliver a training program focused on business management techniques. This training will support the New Horizons project, which was launched in 2017 to offer sustainable income generation opportunities to unemployed, marginalized youths and low-income families in the remote villages of in West Bengal, India.
Capco’s Corporate Matching program enables our people to amplify the impact of their charitable contributions to organizations close to their heart. With assistance from corporate matching, Capco employees donated over $100,000 in 2019 to charitable causes, including cancer research, mental health, armed forces veterans, fight against homelessness and hunger and environmental causes.
In 2020, we have supported a number of COVID-19 related initiatives, in addition to hunger relief programs and racial justice, gender equality and LGBTQI+ organizations.