Impact Report



Over the last 10 years, we have made great progress toward fostering an inclusive culture and sharing our knowledge, beliefs and values to make a positive difference in our communities.

Highlights of our FY24 inclusion efforts

Hiring our Heroes

RSM works with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), which assists military veterans and spouses with the unique challenges of transitioning to civilian careers, providing tailored programs and services. Through the collaboration, RSM has access to HOH’s network of more than 200,000 military personnel and spouses. RSM’s VALOR employee network group (ENG) group for military-affiliated employees works closely with RSM’s recruitment team and any HOH candidates to ensure they understand the support and community they’ll have when they join the firm. Through this initiative, RSM reinforces its position as an organization dedicated to supporting veterans and spouses in their transition to civilian employment.

HOH Career Summit
HOH Logo

RSM delegates at a Hiring Our Heroes career summit.

Women leaders meeting

We hosted the next-generation women leaders meeting, bringing together more than 150 attendees from the U.S., Canada, India and El Salvador to advance RSM’s commitment to developing and retaining women leaders. Over two days, participants networked, listened, learned, contributed and collaborated with a focus on instilling confidence in a world of change. The conversations are continuing through follow-up sessions with firm leaders and cohort groups.

2023 Womens conference
2023 Womens conference
2023 Womens conference

RSM's 2023 next-generation women's leader meeting.

10th annual leadership summit

This year's leadership summit brought together firm leaders and leaders of our inclusion activities to continue to build their skills, discuss emerging topics and connect with one another. The theme was “Level up: Igniting the power of inclusion.” As we look ahead, we shared our strategy to take our culture of inclusion to the next level by focusing on three “BIG” priorities:  

  • Business alignment
  • Inclusion for all
  • Growth enablement

We also announced RSM’s annual IMPACT awards, which recognize individuals for their actions, efforts and contributions to inclusion in the areas of innovation, management, persistence, client focus and talent focus.

Next-generation task force

This year, we launched the ENG next-generation taskforce comprised of junior ENG members who were nominated by ENG leaders. The taskforce provides leadership opportunities for emerging leaders, a forum for sharing insights and perspectives, and a place to cultivate innovative solutions to business challenges.

Professional organizations

We work with key professional organizations, societies and associations to support inclusion and professional development and to enrich our workforce. Nationally, we have made substantial investments in the National Association of Black Accountants, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, the National Association of Asian Professionals Convention,Out & Equal (an organization that promotes LGBTQ+ workplace equality), the Global Leadership Summit (faith-based leadership training), the AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit, Student Veterans of America, and Disability: IN, as well as accounting-focused colleges, universities and students. We also have active relationships with organizations focused on supporting veterans and their families. In addition to firmwide investments, we sponsor our people’s membership and participation in organizations like Ascend (a Pan-Asian organization for business professionals) and others.

RSM’s commitment to sustainability