Purpose

At the core of our work is a strong commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion. 

We help business leaders hire and develop diverse talent and create cultures that allow employees to bring their whole selves to work. We also support a number of game-changing nonprofit organizations who fight tirelessly to deliver equal opportunities for all.  

Our Impact in Action

A selection of social impact projects supported by IIC Partners member firms.

Ellig Group + the Women’s Forum of New York

Ellig Group and Janice Ellig is a proud sponsor of the Breakfast of Corporate Champions the flagship event of the Women’s Forum of New York. This biennial event was recently held on November 7th, 2019 in New York City. This event honors the S&P 500 and F1000 companies that are accelerating the pace of change for women on boards. Janice and Ellig Group continues to spearhead this event to honor companies committed to board diversity and to encourage CEOs to sponsor board-ready women for the Women’s Forum database. The initiative focuses on the game-changers: CEOs, Chairman, Nom-gov chairs and Directors who can truly accelerate the advancement of women on boards, with the overarching goal of achieving gender balance on corporate Boards by 2025. 

Farber + Amref Health Africa in Canada

Farber empowers employees to have enriching careers while giving back to their communities. Ian Brenner, Partner at Farber, is a great example of this value in action, serving as a Director of Amref Health Africa in CanadaAmref Health Africa, the largest African-led international organization on the continent, reaches more than nine million people each year through 150 health-focused projects across 35 countries. Founded in Kenya in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa, Amref Health Africa’s strategic pillars focus the organization’s work around human resources for health, innovative health services and solutions, and investments in health. Partnerships with communities in Africa to create lasting health change is at the heart of their work.

FESA C.R.O.M.A

FESA C.R.O.M.A is the nonprofit area of FESA Group, focused exclusively on social actions and projects. It was founded by Carlos Guilherme Nosé, CEO of FESA Group to fulfil his dream of profoundly and positively impacting the lives of young people by providing education and job opportunities. FESA C.R.O.M.A focuses on four key areas: 1) Supporting young people aged 16 and above who are at social risk, primarily students from public and low-income schools. 2) Engaging with Executives who have the opportunity to impact lives on a great scale. 3) Working with social organizations who offer professional training. 4) Supporting companies in their implementation of diversity and social inclusion projects.

Furst Group + NAHSE, MD Anderson & more.

Furst Group is passionate about empowering leaders in the healthcare community through efforts in diversity, inclusion, and belonging. By devoting time and resources to organizations that align with this mission, Furst Group actively supports organizations like NAHSEMD AndersonBluford Leadership InstituteAHA’s Institute for DiversityAHLF, and CHEF through sponsorships, and board, committee, and event participation. For more than 12 years, Furst Group has sponsored national awards for Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Leaders and Top 25 Women Leaders, as well as the national Women Leaders in Healthcare conference. 

Hoffman & Associates + UFB

Hoffman & Associates have been supporting United Fund for Belgium since 2008 by participating in and sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, including their bi-annual Gala Auction Dinner. Ineke Arts, Partner at Hoffman & Associates, served as a Board Member of UFB for 12 years, including a longterm commitment as the Head of the Fundraising Committee . For 48 years, United Fund for Belgium has been helping to improve social integration and limit exclusion in Belgium by fighting poverty, helping people with disabilities, and contributing to the well-being of disadvantaged children.

Holtrop Ravesloot + JINC

Holtrop Ravesloot has been supporting JINC for three years. Their experienced team of researchers and consultants provide job application training to children aged between 14 and 16 who face socio-economic disadvantages to help them to prepare for and secure potential jobs and internships. Holtrop Ravesloot also helps JINC find organizations to join the ‘boss for a day’ project, and they are currently leading the search for supervisory board members.

K.M. Trust + AVE Romania

Radu Manolescu, Managing Partner of K.M.Trust & Partners, co-founded Asociatia pentru Valori in Educatie (AVE Romania) in 2012 part of the firm’s mission being to have a positive impact in society and in this case through supporting and improving the education system in Romania and beyond. Radu Manolescu currently serves as the Chairman of AVE Romania, and together with his colleagues at K.M.Trust and with a large business community created around this purpose, helps with funding, time and expertise to contribute to its mission. The 4 main projects of AVE Romania are: 

Leadership Academy for School Management: a one-year leadership development program for school directors

Edunetworks.ro: a 4-year transformative program for 114 schools

Introducing Social Emotional Learning in Schools

Adapting the interior design in schools for the education system of 2020+

The “Leadership Academy for School Management” project was recently awarded the Most Scalable Social Responsibility Project Award by Romania Insider.

Salveson Stetson Group + the Forum of Executive Women

Salveson Stetson Group supports the Forum of Executive Women, an organization with over 450 members across the Philadelphia region.  The Forum is led by a consortium of executive women with the mission of increasing the number of women in leadership roles, expanding their impact and influence, and positioning them to drive positive change in the region.  It has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion.

Sally Stetson, Co-Founder and Principal of Salveson Stetson Group, has served on the Board including a term as Board President. She is currently a member of its Advisory Board. Salveson Stetson Group has been an annual sponsor for over 10 years, supporting programming and the ongoing development of its members. The Forum of Executive Women is an extraordinary group of women helping other women advance as leaders. The picture is of former Board Chairs together when celebrating its 40th Anniversary.

Teamconsult + LOT, Kladno & Volta Society

Teamconsult has been active in social projects for over 10 years. Here is a selection of the projects they support.

The Dead Sea ProjectThe Managing Partner of Teamconsult organized a 4-week trip for 24 Czech children with skin diseases to the Dead Sea in Israel where they were in the care of a German medical centre. This project was created after a positive experience of this treatment within their own family and the desire to bring this to other children in need. 

Reception Centre in KladnoFor more than 10 years, Teamconsult has been collecting gifts several times a year for the Reception Centre in Kladno. These gifts are provided to women and children take temporary refuge in the centre after facing life difficulties.

Czechoslovak Rehabilitation Society of Dr. VojtaTeamconsult has supported the Vojta Society for over ten years through donations to finance its activities. Vojta Society preserves the medical heritage of prof. MUDr. Václav Vojta, who developed a very successful method for the treatment of movement disorders.

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

“Companies will have to do better and they will be held accountable.”

“I am truly thankful to be part of a global network of 450 purpose-driven consultants who champion the invaluable contribution diversity plays in delivering effective leadership. 

Diverse voices sharing openly within leadership teams allows us to see the spectrum of experience, and in turn, help us to serve our clients and communities better. 

We are commited to pushing change forward by supporting nonprofit organizations with our time and resources, and by working with leaders around the world to break down systemic discrimation and diversify workforces. 

Together, with our consultants, clients, and partners, we will continue to make real progress towards diversity, equality, and inclusion.” 

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