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Rebuild Founded by chief human resource officers from The Accelerator supports Social Innovators People + Work Connect: Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group, Procore, across Accenture with booster funding, Helping people get back to and Verizon, People + Work Connect is powered connections and coaching to design social by an analytics-driven B2B platform built by innovation at speed. The program encourages work faster Accenture. Global and cross-industry, it pools teams to work with partners across sectors with non-confidential and aggregated workforce a mindset that together we have the potential information by categories such as location and to make a dent in some of the most complex With unemployment surpassing record highs due experience, enabling companies to tailor their societal and environmental challenges we face. to COVID-19, we created People + Work Connect search to suit their talent needs. Platform features in just 14 business days to enable companies, include a Knowledge Exchange, Ambassador Within six months of its launch, more than 90 at no cost, to connect directly and review their Program and a CHRO Mentorship Program. teams with over 360 people and more than 90 workforce needs together. We launched in Currently, more than 270 companies from 94 innovation partners—including more than 35 April 2020 with leading companies including countries have uploaded more than 390,000 clients—participated in the Accelerator. The ADM, Baxter, Marriott, Mondelēz, Nordstrom, roles onto the platform. projects our people advanced in the Accelerator ServiceNow and Walmart. Endorsed by ranged from expanding access to essential health Business Roundtable, Society for Human care services in Canada; to closing the digital Resource Management, World50 and others, Accelerating social divide for school children in Colombia, India, People + Work Connect helps HR leaders innovate innovation for clients Slovakia, the United Arab Emirates and the United at speed and scale while creating critical human and ecosystem partners States; to virtualizing services for nonprofits and connections and a community built on trust small businesses in Japan, Mexico, Portugal and and knowledge sharing. The initiative shortens Spain. In 2021, we have expanded the scope the complex and lengthy unemployment cycle of the Accelerator to tackle additional highly by addressing both sides of the job equation. As schools, offices and cities shut down around relevant global challenges including inclusion Companies can rapidly share the locations and the globe, a groundswell of Accenture people and diversity, and environmental issues. skills of their laid-off or furloughed workforces stepped up with ideas to mitigate the effect of and connect with other companies that are the pandemic. In response, we rapidly created immediately hiring to meet demand. the Social Innovators Accelerator to maximize the impact our teams could have in our communities. Cherisse, Senior Manager – Technology, Test Engineering, Tampa, United States United Nations Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2020 | 25

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