Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 266,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Conexão is a social venture of Rede Cidada, a Brazilian organization in partnership with Youth Business International, which supports young people striving to start businesses. The Conexão vision is to seek a more just society by giving underprivileged young people the opportunity to have access to the job market through training and hiring programs and small entrepreneur development in poor neighborhoods. Its home page is