KPMG has a strong international reputation in the accounting and auditing world, but for Zubin Cooper, Partner at KPMG Enterprise in Calgary, being a community leader is about more than being a leading service provider. It’s also about using your skills, knowledge, passion and resources to make your community better.
“We want to be recognized as a firm that makes a difference,” Zubin says.
That’s why the company teamed up with United Way three years ago to create a free breakfast speaker series to share KPMG’s collective expertise with the local not-for-profit sector.
Tapping into United Way’s network, KPMG is able to reach and connect with a broader audience, while their own diversity of prowess allows them to tackle the most relevant topics for attendees, like budgeting, IT and legal matters.
“This concerted effort between us and United Way is going a long way,” says Zubin. “We have more than 100 people at every session and it makes us feel good to know the knowledge we are imparting has value for them and that it will be put to good use.”
The first event of 2014, a panel discussion on board governance and strategies for facing risks and challenges, will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at Hotel Blackfoot at 7:30 am.
Brooke Ward is a communications advisor at United Way of Calgary and Area.