Corporate Social Responsibility

We are passionate about helping our community.

Our CSR program is based on a philanthropic culture, and includes raising funds for charities chosen by our staff, and a formalised pro bono program. Every year we provide a portion of gross annual turnover to pro bono projects that align with our philosophy of doing work with public benefit. This includes no-fee work or substantially-reduced fees. For more information or to suggest an organisation or project to participate in our CSR program email [email protected].

Our deep sense of social responsibility helps to define us

Our team is fiercely passionate about eradicating gendered, domestic and family violence. Since 2016, GWI has been a loyal supporter of the Darkness to Daylight challenge in which we run 110km to raise much needed funds and awareness for an increasingly important cause. We will continue to do our part to provide prevention, education and support programs to help end the devastating cycle of violence.

We strongly believe in diversity in the tech sector. GWI is a long-term partner of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation (TGMF), a not-for-profit organisation that encourages girls to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). GWI Partner, Dr Vanessa Douglas-Savage, is a proud Board Member of the TGMF and a passionate advocate for the next generation of female tech leaders.

 

We believe in the importance of being an environmentally conscious organisation and are passionate about actively managing our CO2 emissions by reducing and offsetting where we can. In 2021, GWI joined Ecologi’s Climate Positive Workforce program to positively impact the environment and tackle CO2 emissions through planting trees and funding carbon reduction programs around the world. Visit this page to view the progress of the GWI forest. To date, GWI has planted 1018 trees and offset 146 tonnes of CO2e.

GWI’s ongoing partnership with CQUniversity ensures that each year, two well-deserving students who have faced hardship or disadvantage, can continue their studies with the help of the CQUniCares GWI Scholarship. We’re proud to offer this Scholarship to help students from diverse backgrounds overcome the obstacles placed in their path, and to enable them to reach their full potential.

GWI CEO, Neil Makepeace, has been a volunteer Board Director of Autism Queensland since 2017. In addition, GWI allocates time and resources pro bono to help Autism Queensland achieve its vision of a life of participation, opportunity and choice for people on the autism spectrum. We are proud to be closely partnered with an organisation that is dedicated to removing barriers and helping people realise their full potential.