Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (19 March 2014)—ISACA’s first donation under its new corporate social responsibility (CSR) program supports Enactus, an international, nonprofit organization of student, academic and business leaders who help develop entrepreneurial skills and community development projects. ISACA, a global association serving 110,000 information systems assurance, security and governance professionals, has donated US $20,000 to facilitate these projects.
The contribution from ISACA will help Enactus foster community projects carried out by a global group of student, academic and business leaders who empower people in need and help them develop business skills for success. Participating students form teams on their college campuses to create and implement the global projects. Projects have included creating a capable workforce and greener environment in the United States, helping victims grow into entrepreneurs in Brazil, helping homeless individuals find opportunities as city guides in Australia, and helping the unemployed conquer obstacles to employability in France. Globally, Enactus is in 36 countries, in 1,600 universities, with 66,500 students, who completed 7.4 million project volunteer hours last year.
“We are excited to partner with ISACA and to kick-start their new corporate social responsibility program,” said Alex Perwich, president, Enactus United States. “This partnership will aid in the growth and development of future leaders while empowering real human progress through entrepreneurial action.”
“ISACA’s CSR program was created to build on our mission: helping professionals and their enterprises achieve trust in, and value from, their information and information systems. Enactus’s remarkable achievements in expanding entrepreneurial skills and its commitment to community empowerment align with ISACA’s values,” said Daryl Pereira, CISA, CRISC, CPA, chair of the working group overseeing ISACA’s CSR program and director for KPMG. “We are so pleased to be able to help Enactus in its important undertaking of building future technology leaders who will have a meaningful impact in the many industries in which ISACA constituents serve.”
For more information on ISACA and its CSR program, visit www.isaca.org/csr. For information on Enactus, visit www.enactus.org.
With more than 110,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) helps business and IT leaders maximize value and manage risk related to information and technology. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA is an advocate for professionals involved in information and cyber security, assurance, risk management and governance. These professionals rely on ISACA as the trusted source for information and technology knowledge, community, standards and certification. The association, which has 200 chapters worldwide, advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. ISACA also developed and continually updates COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises in all industries and geographies govern and manage their information and technology.
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Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their lives. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, these students depart the comfort of the classroom and the ambiguities of theory to improve the lives of others – not by handing out help, but by taking the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success.
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