Global Reporting Initiative Reports

GRI Indicator 102-12
Reporting Level Complete

List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses

IPG is committed to good corporate citizenship.

IPG is committed to operating as sustainably as possible. And we define sustainability broadly to include diversity and inclusion, the betterment of our communities and conducting our business in a way that is in sync with the long-term health of our planet.

IPG is a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, an initiative that encourages companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and to report on the actions the company takes to advance these societal goals. Additionally, we are part of Common Ground, an initiative that brings together the companies in our sector in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  IPG has adopted Goal #6, access to water and sanitation, and is working on a number of initiatives in support of this goal including a partnership with charity: water that funded a rehabilitated hand pump for a well in Ethiopia, a community where about 70% of the population previously lacked access to clean water.

We also aim to strengthen the communities where our employees live and work. Every day, around the world, teams from our agencies are working in their local markets on projects that include raising awareness of mental health, domestic violence and women’s empowerment in its offices and celebrating diversity and equal rights around the world.

Each year, IPG contributes financially as well as through in-kind donations to many organizations focused on economic justice, environmental, health and social impact, that have a positive effect on the communities where our employees live and work. Below is a list of some of the organizations to which IPG has contributed during the past year.

The Advertising Council, Inc.

Advertising Educational Foundation

American Museum of Natural History

American Red Cross

The Apollo Theater Foundation

Baruch College Fund


charity: water

Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy

Dress for Success Worldwide

The Fresh Air Fund

The Fund for Public Schools – IPG Scholarships

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

James Lenox House Association


Lincoln Center Corporate Fund

Muscular Dystrophy Association

National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation

National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

National Medical Fellowships

National Kidney Foundation

New York City Center

The New York Pops

New York Presbyterian Hospital

NYC Outward Bound Center

NYWICI Foundation

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Partnership for New York City

Ronald McDonald House of New York

She Runs It

St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters

The New Jersey Sharing Network

The Paley Center for Media

The Wrap Women Foundation

UJA Federation

United Nations Foundation

Whitney Museum of American Art