PRESS RELEASE APRIL 2015
Featured: The Herald
Multinational global technology innovation and management consultancy firm Accenture has partnered with TEDxGlasgow, a local NPO focused on facilitating change and sharing ideas worth doing, as part of its commitment to a varied corporate social responsibility program.
TEDxGlasgow is an independently organised volunteer-run organisation, building on the TED culture of global innovation, creativity and collaboration. It aims to showcase the very best, and most current, ideas generated in Scotland, to a global and enlightened audience, in the hopes of bringing about systematic change in local communities. The organisation brings together influential and action-oriented individuals who have the ability to bring about this change in the diverse fields they work in.
Having attended the TEDxGlasgow 2014 event back in June, Accenture saw a fantastic opportunity to build a lasting partnership that aligned both organisations values and aspirations. This collaboration will leverage the strengths of both teams, with support being provided in-kind – through ideation sessions and volunteering – and sponsorship.
A spokesperson from Accenture UK said; “TEDxGlasgow offers a fantastic opportunity to share ideas and success stories. With a host of entrepreneurial minds, successful social pioneers and commercial business leaders, it is a hotbed of innovation and leading edge ideology and we are very excited about our involvement.
“At Accenture, we firmly believe in a collaborative approach and constantly look for partnerships where we can deliver more and better for our clients; TEDxGlasgow offers an excellent platform to showcase what we can achieve for collective benefit.”
This year’s main TEDxGlasgow event will be held on Friday 12th June at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow. The theme will be launched at an exclusive launch event at the end of March.
Gurjit Singh Lalli, TEDxGlasgow licence holder and founder, said; “TEDxGlasgow is honoured to have some of the most innovative and creative companies supporting us in 2015. As a volunteer-run non-profit organisation, our partnerships are key to helping us achieve our goals and continuing to inspire change in our local community and beyond.”