"Many people believe the nurturing and retaining talent is all about human resources and what you do for your people. But I would argue it has a lot do do with corporate responsibility. We know that millennials today--we have a lot of millennials at PwC--want to do something that is socially responsible. And finding something beyond their normal job, whether it accounting or tax work, but what they can do to give back and really make their work meaningful, really is something that makes them want to stay and want to be a part of the organization in the long term." -- Shannon Schuyler
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Shannon Schuyler has been with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for fifteen years and is
currently the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Leader and an Officer of the Board for the
PwC Charitable Foundation. She oversees the actions, programs and initiatives for the
firm's global internal strategy around PwC's four CR pillars: Marketplace, Community,
People, and Environment.
In this role, she identifies and implements employee engagement strategies aligned to CR
efforts, interacts with suppliers and vendors to understand and asses their sustainability
impact, oversees national and global non-profit partners, including UNGC LEAD and the
CEO Water Mandate as well as youth education focused organizations, has ownership for
the firm's environmental impact, widely communicates about PwC's CR commitment
and the strategic importance of responsible leadership in the broader marketplace.
Shannon also spends a percentage of time dedicated to the firm's external client facing practice, Sustainability Business Solutions, facilitating discussions with clients on their approach to CR and offering guidance on establishing a CR framework, employee engagement strategies and communications.
Shannon is a sought after expert on CR, social innovation, and youth education. She has worked closley with the Department of Education on the importance of environmental literacy and related curriculum and has served as an advisor to the national government on the role of business in enhancing a culture of service and fostering social innovation. She has been quoted in numerous top tier publications including Associated Press, Bloomberg, and Fast Company and serves as a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and GOOD Magazine. Shannon has also spoken top conferences including the UN Social Innovation Summit, the National Conference on Volunteer and Service, The Atlantic Council of the United States’ (ACUS) G-20 conference, The Conference Board, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Human Resources Development Working Group Annual Meeting.
Prior to this role, Shannon led the firm's Alumni Relations efforts and oversaw the PwC's 'Great Place to Work' efforts. Before joining PwC, Shannon was an executive recruiter with a focus on placing senior level actuaries in insurance and professional services organizations.