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"One of this firm’s greatest achievements"
At Grant Thornton Australia, our people are empowered to make a real difference. Every day, as they shape growth strategies for our clients, they influence our firm’s culture and its future.
We’re committed to our people, our clients and the communities we all share. We strive to foster innovation, curiosity, diversity of identity and thought and a deep concern for our clients and each other.
We’ve carefully designed our workplace culture, and it’s something we take seriously. For example, a desire to help others less fortunate led us to hold our annual Partner Conference 2015 in Cambodia. We weren’t just talking.
Exchanging the air-conditioned comfort of their offices, 135 of our leaders built 10 houses over six days for 10 unknown families.
In collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Australia, Grant Thornton partners worked alongside the 10 families and heard humbling stories of resilience against poverty and HIV.
Amidst the heat, suffocating humidity and poverty, our partners connected with the country, its history, and the families’ hopes and dreams. In sharing their dreams for a better life, our teams delivered more than they ever thought they could, and understood themselves better as individuals and as leaders.
Leaving with admiration and a deep emotional connection, Greg Keith, CEO of Grant Thornton Australia, said, “Handing over those homes was one of this firm’s greatest achievements. The Cambodian families taught us the power of emotional connection when you understand ‘why’.”