To celebrate our 20th anniversary, Wotton + Kearney is committing to making ‘20 Actions for 20 Years’ that will make the firm a better and more responsible business. The 20 Actions for 20 Years Project promises to create a lasting legacy for the firm in the areas that its people think are most important today – reduced inequality, climate action, mental health and wellness, and social justice.
To identify our areas of focus, we undertook a consultative process using the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, Climate Action, and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
“Once we agreed our priorities, we deliberately chose to start work on just a few short-term actions as the project is designed to evolve over a 20-year period. Our first three actions are aimed at getting our own house in order before we move on to external actions,” said David Kearney, Wotton + Kearney’s Chief Executive Partner.
The first three actions involve:
- reducing inequality and going public with the commitment – this will include signing up to the Equitable Briefing Policy and the Charter for the Advancement of Women, publishing gender-based leadership targets and agreeing a Reconciliation Action Plan,
- reducing climate impact and going public with the commitment – this will include signing up to Climate Active and publishing emissions targets, and
- auditing current activities across all four areas of focus to create a baseline from which to measure the impact of the 20 activities.
David Kearney added: “Understanding where we are now and ‘going public’ with our intentions are important because we want to be held accountable for our role in fostering equality, reducing climate impact, and improving wellbeing and social justice over time. That means we need to be able to factually report on our progress – to our people, to our clients, to industry bodies and to the communities we operate within.”
Contribution to community is a way of life at Wotton + Kearney. Over the coming years many of the 20 Actions will likely form part of the firm’s pro bono and responsible business program – Community Footprint. More information about Wotton + Kearney’s commitment to achieving positive change and sustainable growth, and being a responsible business, can be viewed in the video below.