Shannon Schuyler, the Head of Corporate Responsibility at PwC presents the opening and remarks at the Social Innovation Summit.
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 Statesâ€™ (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.