Our corporate responsibility

We build trust and solve important problems

At PwC, we've identified that our overall purpose as an organisation is to build trust in society and solve important problems.

This approach informs every aspect of our work and underpins the relationships we build with our clients. Just one of the ways we demonstrate this is through our Corporate Responsibility efforts. All of our projects are designed to use the skills and experience of our people to make the greatest difference possible. 

Community engagement through the PwC Foundation

Started in 2004, the PwC Foundation is our community involvement programme. The Foundation provides the opportunity to bring together PwC's activities and involvement with the community to focus efforts and make a significant and lasting contribution by leveraging the enormous talent, enthusiasm and generosity of PwC staff across New Zealand. 

The PwC Foundation’s vision is to leverage our skills, and our relationships with other businesses and the wider community to positively impact children’s wellbeing through quality education, and to advance governance in the Not-for-profit sector in Aotearoa.

The Foundation's core cause is child wellbeing primarily through education and the Foundation runs two literacy programmes facilitated by PwC staff in low decile schools. FLiP is our Financial Literacy programme and Toitoi is our reading programme. The secondary focus is giving back to the community by encouraging and facilitating PwC people into governance roles for Not-for-profits through our PwC On Board programme. The third focus is to support regional PwC offices and staff to engage with local charities and celebrate PwC staff making a difference within their communities.

Child wellbeing through education

Learn more about making a difference with financial literacy education

Learn more about putting literacy first

Learn more about the PwC Scholarship program which targets students in Year 13

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PwC On Board NZ

What is the PwC On Board programme?

PwC On Board provides support to our people across the firm who would like to secure a board or advisory role with a Not-for-profit (NFP). As professionals, we have a role to play in driving social change across NZ. PwC On Board aims to bridge the gap between corporate NZ and the NFP sector; between our people and their communities. This programme is a very practical way of bringing our firm’s purpose to life. 

Through PwC On Board, our people are able to use their professional skills to give back to the community, broaden their governance knowledge and networks, and contribute towards building more sustainable organisations in society. For the NFPs and bodies they serve, they access the time, talent and networks of a range of professionals.

How do I register with PwC?

If you are a NFP and would like to register a board or advisory role please contact Naomi McRae & Rochelle Macarthur.

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PwC On Board Shadow

What is the PwC On Board Shadow programme?

The PwC On Board shadow programme is an initiative designed as part of our wider On Board programme to help grow governance opportunities at a junior level. We will do this nationally by pairing more junior staff to board shadow opportunities in the not-for-profit sector.

Some of the many advantages of the On Board Shadow programme: 

  • Help address the experience gap faced by skilled younger professionals seeking to gain governance experience 

  • Insights into board dynamics

  • Tap into a range of skills and sector experience that you can specify to suit requirements 

  • Potential future board member pipeline. Develop and foster talent to help succeed at a governance level in tomorrow’s boardrooms

  • More of a youth voice and perspective

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Other programs

Topped up fundraising

The PwC Foundation supports the charity work of our people by topping up the money they raise by 25%. Whether they are completing a sponsored run or walk, growing a moustache or holding a bake sale, the PwC Foundation can top up their cash contribution to significantly increase their contribution to the charity.

Regional focus

We design programs bespoke to each PwC office and aligned with our core causes. Each office chooses local charities that aligns best with their community and builds a local program around these.

Pro bono services

PwC has a long history of delivering professional services to not-for-profit organisations and charities. Pro bono work enables our people to use their skills to assist and engage with community organisations in need. Delivering our expertise to community organisations is one of the most satisfying and rewarding things we can do. 

Watch our videos

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Toitoi video


Our coaches in action, reading with the kids at St. Therese School.

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Flip financial literacy video

FLiP - Our financial literacy

Children from one of our FLiP schools discuss financial literacy in their own words. 

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Rosie Jerram Flip video

FLiP - Rosie Jerram shares her experience

Graduate, Rosie Jerram speaks on her experience with our FLiP programme and how working with children at an early age around financial literacy can have a positive impact.

Contact us

Naomi McRae
PwC Foundation Lead

Rochelle Lohrentz
Foundation Advisor | On Board & NFP Sector Support

Nikki Ive
Literacy Programmes Advisor

Erica Mackie
Foundation coordinator

Elle Gray
Literacy Programmes Advisor
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Joint Lead Trustees

Peter Boyce

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 823 342


Jan Gatley

Partner, Waikato, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 190 7011


Foundation Trustees

Simoli Aati

NZIT Director, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 274 412 891


Dr Monique Faleafa

Partner, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 27 2135166


Nathan Jones

Partner, Canterbury, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 750 423


Jonathan Kirby

Partner, Financial Assurance, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 879 106


Lara Bennett

Executive Director - Property, Infrastructure & Capital, Trustee - PwC Foundation , Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 521 974


Gareth Parry

Partner, Wellington, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 740 750


Emma Richards

Special Counsel, Tax, Wellington, PwC Legal

+64 21 629 529


Diversity and inclusion

Valuing and respecting our differences

We know that having the right people on our team isn't just about delivering a great service to clients, it's also a core part of our community responsibility efforts.

What does diversity and inclusion mean at PwC?

At PwC, we are focused on diversity of thought. This means attracting and encouraging people with a unique voice, so they can challenge the status quo and help clients to make better business decisions. This diversity sits at the centre of our approach to problem solving and innovative thinking.

Across our global network, we recognise that workplaces need to be inclusive of everyone regardless of gender, cultural identity, age, ability, sexual orientation and work style or approach if they want to achieve this diversity of thought.

That is why we are focusing our diversity efforts on gender and ethnicity. We've made a number of key local partnerships, with organisations like Global WomenHe for She and Commerce Association Pacific and Māori (CAPM), as well as introducing flexible working arrangements for our staff.

We are also proud of our commitment to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive work place for employees with diverse gender identity and sexual orientation. Every day, our LGBTI+ group (Shine) members shine the light on important issues in society and we work hard to make our culture stronger and to create brighter opportunities that let each and every one of us truly shine. 

Not only do these efforts reflect the incredibly diverse makeup of New Zealand, but they align with our vision of what a professional services firm has to be if it is going to make a positive change to society.


Brendan Catchpole

Chief Operating Officer, Auckland, PwC New Zealand

+64 21 389 425


Statement of intent and commitment

As a firm, our sustained success is based on the ability of our people to be at their best. We want our people to be themselves, be bold, share their unique differences and form deep relationships that are rooted in trust. We get the best from our people when they find meaning and purpose in their work and see how their own values and aspirations can be brought to life through what they do at PwC.

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Reporting our gender and ethnicity pay gaps

At PwC New Zealand we are committed to building a workforce that reflects, and is inclusive of, the diverse communities of Aotearoa. This is not only the right thing to do, it’s essential if we’re to deliver on our purpose of building trust in society and solving important problems. As part of this, we report our gender and ethnicity pay gaps.

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Te Māramatanga program

PwC is committed to building our cultural competency as we know this is key to enabling a strong inclusion platform. Starting with Māori, the PwC Manukura Business Team business offer a voluntary internal programme: Te Māramatanga: Building your Te Ao Māori knowledge base. 

What is this programme?
Te Māramatanga is a  practical and experiential programme, running four modules over consecutive weeks, 1-2 hour sessions per module. The aim of this programme is to teach, build and expand ones knowledge base on the Māori worldview. It is a snapshot of cultural values, customs, stories, language,  and the Māori Economy. Our goal is to enlighten, support and guide our people with their learning journey.  Our facilitators are our very own fantastic Manukura Māori Business Team. 

Environmental sustainability

PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. There is no more important or far reaching problem than climate change. We're focused on helping to solve one of the major issues reshaping the world; climate change and resource scarcity. As part of our sustainability efforts, we’ve set some clear targets to reduce our environmental impact.

Our commitment:

To build awareness and drive efficiencies to manage and promote positive environmental outcomes.

  • Efficient use of resources - build awareness and reduce our carbon impact throughout our business.
  • 100% renewables - in all our offices.
  • 100% air travel offset - for our air travel with a focus on New Zealand projects.
  • 30% reduction in scope 3 emissions by 2025 (as part of our Climate Leaders Coalition commitment) and 50% reduction by 2030 (as part of the PwC Global Network long term Net Zero commitment).

Greenhouse gas emissions (in tCO2e)*
  FY23 FY22 FY21 FY20 FY19
Scope 1 - Direct emissions** 4 2 2 1 2
Scope 2 - Indirect emission from energy use***  -  - 38 147 191
Scope 3 - Business Travel 2,348 768 729 2,862 4,413

* (tonnes of C02 equivalents). The New Zealand network firm’s organisational boundaries were determined using the operational control consolidation approach. In short, this means that all emissions reported are under the control of PwC staff employed in New Zealand. The overview includes all Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 - Business travel emissions, which were concluded to be one of the most relevant, material, critical emission sources that we can influence. PwC New Zealand calculates its GHG emissions in line with the GHG Protocol. We use emission factors used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), conversion factors provided by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS, formerly DEFRA) or the International Energy Agency (IEA). 
** Direct GHG emissions/GHG emissions caused by assets owned by the New Zealand member firm.  
*** Electricity Indirect GHG emissions/GHG emissions from electricity use by the New Zealand member firm. PwC New Zealand receives power from the New Zealand electricity grid and pays for the same amount of renewable electricity being fed into the grid as it uses in its operations.

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