Results 2017



Investec is a values driven organisation. One of our core values is to make an unselfish contribution to society. Nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit is another. Given our short history and that we are founder-led. We have supported different programmes of the Bromley by Bow Centre, our partner since 2008. Since 2011, when other sources of ...

Aviva Group and UK CR - Collaborating for success

Having faced a significant cut in headcount during the ‘fix’ phase of their business story in recent years, as the move into ‘growth’ began, Aviva’s Group and UK CR team needed to collaborate closer than ever before to succeed. Based across four UK locations, this was no mean feat. In 2016, their strate...

Society Matters Team

Yorkshire Building Society

The Yorkshire Building Society Corporate Responsibility programme is run by a dedicated team of eight experts, who focus on three key areas:
•Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation
•Corporate volunteering
•Charity partnership(Marie Curie)

As well as managing these community programmes, the team has developed t...

Investing in better futures

Standard Life Plc

Standard Life’s sustainability team remit covers all aspects of responsible business including strategy, execution and reporting. 2016 was a remarkably successful year and the team exceeded all targets. It was a year when a long term plan to increase integration and relevance of sustainability, making it easier and more rewarding for ...

The Olswang Corporate Responsibility team – setting the bar in the legal industry

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, a UK-headquartered international law firm, are industry leaders in responsible business and have an award-winning Corporate Responsibility (CR) programme.

The team expertly leverages the firm's resources, expertise and connections to make a lasting positive social and environmental impact in t...

Amey Highways - making a difference

Amey’s Highway CSR team is made up of Lianne Butler (Gloucestshire), David Fawcett (Hampshire) and Keeley Russell (Staffordshire and Kent). Each of the four contracts produces an annual Community Engagement Plan (CEP) which states measurable objectives. When we first developed a CEP in 2013, we believed if we could help just one perso...

Laura Parker-Tong, Trainee Chartered Accountant

The EY Foundation

Professional services firm EY and independent charity The EY Foundation have jointly nominated Laura Parker-Tong for the Outstanding Employee award. The EY Foundation was launched three-years ago with a clear aim to provide excluded young people with the skills, training and work experience necessary to succeed. As an organisation, it is ve...

Michelle le Clerc, Corporate & Social Responsibility Manager

Investec with Amherst School and La Mare School

Michelle has been heavily involved in making our social investment in Guernsey a success since 2010, when our Guernsey office identified Amherst school, one of two social priority schools on the island, with a higher percentage of children in social housing than any other school on the island.

Over the last six years, we have don...

David Fawcett, Customer Services Manager

Amey Hampshire

David Fawcett is Customer Services Manager for Amey in Hampshire. David believes companies have a moral duty to dismantle barriers in the job market and use their influence to strengthen communities. His zeal and character has transformed Amey Hampshire’s social commitments; David believes that CSR must bolster people’s life chances,...


OC&C and Just Like Us Training Partnership

Just Like Us (JLU) was founded to tackle two problems: the difficulties faced by LGBT+ kids growing up at school and the factors that drive 60% LGBT+ graduates back into the closet in their first job.

OC&C partnered with Just Like Us to help deliver their solution: the Relatable Role Model Programme, which trains LGBT+ students, aged...

Lansons and HighTide Partnership

Lansons is a full service strategic consultancy, specialising in corporate, media and political communications. It has won over 70 major awards over the last 28 years for the powerful campaigns they deliver and the advice they give for clients including MoneySuperMarket, The Post Office and Isle of Man Government. Lansons have been awar...

Work Ready – Providing Positive Pathways for Young People

BT Group with the Rio Ferdinand Foundation & 5 Star Active

What is the partnership?

BT and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation came together to support young people into education and employment through the BT Work Ready programme. RFF youth workers go into the hearts of communities and build relationships with the most at-risk young people, engaging them through sport. Once a relationship has been built&#...

Taking mental health to the streets

Accenture and MAC-UK

MAC-UK is a charity striving to transform mental health services for excluded young people. The partnership between MAC-UK and Accenture has been immensely impactful for us both on an individual (people development) as well as an organisational level (strategy and capacity building).

MAC-UK is a small, innovative and disruptive organisation....

Dixons Carphone and The Mix Charity Partnership

Dixons Carphone's partnership with The Mix was born out of a shared vision - to help young people navigate through a technological world, at a time when young people are facing more challenges than ever. With the support of Dixons Carphone over the last year, The Mix has been able to provide life changing help to two million young peopl...

Hogan Lovells with London Air Ambulance

In 2014, one of the key strategic objectives of London’s Air Ambulance was to acquire a second helicopter. In the same year, Hogan Lovells began a partnership with the charity. The law firm played a unique role in making the second helicopter a reality over a three year partnership, essentially becoming part of the charity team as...

Transforming access to legal advice for families and carers of disabled and vulnerable people

Renaissance Legal and Mencap

The partnership between Mencap and Renaissance Legal is unique. Since the relationship was formed in 2013, Mencap remains the only organisation offering free advice and information to families about writing a Will and setting up a Trust to protect a child with learning disabilities. 

Together with the support and specialist advice of Re...

Fighting anti-homosexual legislation

Debevoise & Plimpton with The Human Dignity Trust

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Dr Martin Luther King, Jnr. 

Today, there are still 76 countries where same-sex intimacy between consenting adults is a criminal act. This not only impacts the lives of the LGBT+ community living in those countries, but on all LGBT+ people as their freedom to trav...

Global Charity Partnership

Allen & Overy with Amref Health Africa

In October 2016, A&O concluded a two-year charity partnership with Amref Health Africa to reduce teenage pregnancy rates by educating young people in rural Tanzania about sexual and reproductive health.

Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with teenage girls permanently expelled from school if they...

Pearson with Kiva

Pearson is the world's learning company, with over 35,000 employees in more than 70 countries helping people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives.

In May 2015, Pearson launched a 2-year partnership with Kiva, the world's first online lending platform with a mission to connect people through lending to al...

Global profile raising, The PowerPuff Girls & an African school provide benefits for everyone!

Turner and ActionAid

Turner Broadcasting EMEA is the company behind CNN and Cartoon Network which are both broadcast in Africa and for the last ten years we have been providing school buildings (and two houses) throughout the continent. These provide much needed education for thousands of children and the project brings our staff into close contact with their audiences...

Ella's Kitchen with Save the Children

Recognising their shared commitment to enabling children to receive the best possible start in life, leading baby and toddler brand, Ella’s Kitchen and children’s charity, Save the Children teamed up to develop an exciting and mutually beneficial cause related marketing campaign utilising Ella’s Kitchen’s marketi...

UCL Dementia Retail Coalition

Iceland Foods and University College London

UCL aims to raise £100m towards the cost of the UK Dementia Research Institute hub which will bring together the brightest minds and lead the national effort to tackle dementia. UCL will house the hub of the UK DRI, as announced by the UK Government and Medical Research Council (MRC), following a competitive process in December 2016. ...

Delivering Greatness For Young People With Cancer

Domino's Pizza and Teenage Cancer Trust

Domino’s and Teenage Cancer Trust are celebrating having raised over £1million for young people with cancer, thanks to customers, colleagues and franchisees. This inclusive, multi-faceted partnership is #DeliveringGreatness all over the UK and is driven by Domino’s vision of the Power of the Possible.

With clear obj...

Working together to tackle loneliness across the UK

Co-op and British Red Cross

Loneliness and social isolation affect over 9 million people of all ages across the UK and can be as harmful as smoking and obesity. Yet in 2015, loneliness was the least popular CSR issue among UK businesses, and mainly associated with old age.

1 in 3 Co-op customers and members reported knowing someone who is lonely in their community&...

My First Base

Andrews Charitable Trust with 1625 Independent People

2016 marked the 70th anniversary of the first Andrews estate agents. Celebrating this milestone Andrews and their owner, Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT), embarked upon an ambitious, innovative and enduring social housing project, My First Base (MFB). Working with different charitable partners MFB will provide housing for vulnerable y...

Give Up Clothes For Good

TJX UK with Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens

This submission illustrates how Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx have formed a multifaceted and dynamic alliance which has afforded both organisations highly desirable benefits.

The charity and retailer joined forces in 2004 and the main fundraising initiative, ‘Give Up Clothes for Good’ (GUCFG) is the UK's longest running clot...

Tickled Pink

Asda with Breast Cancer Care & Breast Cancer Now

Asda Tickled Pink uniquely supports the work of the UK’s two leading breast cancer charities- Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. Through colleague and customer fundraising, supplier supported products and communication campaigns, over the past 20 years the partnership has raised £50m+, which has directly provided acce...

Advice to Action

Societe Generale with Mind

Societe Generale chose Mind as its Charity of the Year partner for 2015-2017. Together, they have raised over £700,000 to support the ‘Advice to Action’ campaign, helping people with mental health problems to get back on track. This campaign has enabled Mind to answer almost 40,000 queries to their helpline, pr...

UBS and IntoUniversity

For over 30 years UBS has supported projects in the neighbouring London Borough of Hackney, helping to transform education in the borough. UBS has partnered IntoUniversity (IU) since 2007, working towards a shared goal of tackling educational disadvantage. IU provides a holistic programme of support at its learning centres, for pupils t...

The Prince's Trust Partnership

NatWest and The Prince's Trust

2016 has been the most impactful year in the history of the NatWest and Prince’s Trust 17-year partnership. NatWest is the largest corporate funder of The Trust’s Enterprise programme, which supports unemployed young people who are considering starting their own businesses. Last year the partnership value totalled just under £...

Supporting critically ill children and their families at crucial times

Morgan Stanley and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Morgan Stanley has been working with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH) since 2007, raising over £13m to support children and their families during the most critical times.

December 2016 marked the end of a two-year employee selected partnership with the charity where we exceeded our fundraising target by 20%&...

UK Charity of the Year

Credit Suisse and NSPCC

The 2016 Credit Suisse and NSPCC UK Charity of Year partnership is an excellent demonstration of a mutually beneficial relationship. With an initial target of £300,000, employees raised over £760,000 to invest in the NSPCC ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ and PANTS campaign, ensuring that a generation of school chi...

Kidz in the Driving Seat

BMW Group UK with Whizz-Kidz

BMW Group UK partnered with Whizz-Kidz to put young disabled people in the driving seat of their own lives, raising in excess of £315,000 to provide life-changing wheelchairs and mobility equipment, plus vital training, life skills and support to over 300 children in the communities where BMW Group colleagues live and work. We...

Getting onboard with vision impairment

Monarch Group and Blind Veterans UK

Thanks to incredible support from customers and employees, the easyJet and Unicef Change for Good partnership has now raised over £8.5 million, helping to protect millions of children around the world from disease and keep them safe during emergencies. The pan-European partnership launched in 2012 and after three years was renewed wit...

Flying to new heights in charity partnerships

Heathrow Airport and Oxfam

Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, has joined forces with Oxfam, one of the UK’s most recognised international development charities, to engage colleagues, passengers and suppliers to fight poverty around the world. This collaboration has become Heathrow’s longest and most successful charity partnership.


Change for Good

easyJet and Unicef UK

Thanks to incredible support from customers and employees, the easyJet and Unicef Change for Good partnership has now raised over £8.5 million, helping to protect millions of children around the world from disease and keep them safe during emergencies. The pan-European partnership launched in 2012 and after three years was renewed wit...

Zoe’s Community Challenge

Boots Opticians with the National Literacy Trust

The partnership between Boots Opticians and the National Literacy Trust highlights these important links between literacy and eye health. It is estimated that there are 1.5 million children with an un-diagnosed eye condition in the UK, which makes it difficult for them to read and write.

Over the past year, Boots Opticians and the nation...

Clinical Champions Programme

Novo Nordisk and Diabetes UK

We are facing a diabetes crisis. An estimated 4.5 million people are living with diabetes in the UK. To safely manage their condition and live well, people with diabetes need support from their healthcare teams. But around 60% of people with Type 1 diabetes and 40% of people with Type 2 diabetes do not get the checks they need to avoid devastat...

Get Started with Games Design

Sony Interactive Entertainment and The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust supports some of the most disadvantaged young people into work, training or education, and was looking for a partner to help its drive to provide young people with the skills and knowledge needed to access exciting opportunities within STEM industries. Partnering with Sony Interactive Entertainment, The Trust was ...

Building a Better Future

CBRE with Shelter

In 2015, after a staff-wide vote, national housing charity ‘Shelter’ became CBRE’s first UK-wide charity partner. Since then, CBRE staff have risen to the challenge to provide pro-bono and volunteering support, as well as fundraising for this cause which directly aligns with CBRE’s business as the leading pro...

Patron Capital and The Royal Marines Charity Business-Charity Partnership

The partnership between Patron Capital and The Royal Marines Charity highlights how businesses and charities can work together to achieve much more than just raising money and ticking CSR boxes. In addition to fundraising activities, Patron has acted as a gateway for the Royal Marines Charity, to the civilian work environment, at all le...

Miller Homes’ Partnership with Habitat for Humanity GB’s Hope Builders Campaign

During 2016 Miller Homes partnered with Habitat for Humanity GB (HfHGB) to support the global development charity's Hope Builders campaign. 

Building on the shared ethos between the two organisations - the importance for all families, no matter where they are in the world, of having a safe, decent place to call home - the Mi...

Land Securities' National Charity Partnership with Mencap

Our scale means that we can provide significant support and exposure for one national charity partner across our business. By April 2017 we will have completed our three year 'Looking Beyond the Label' partnership with Mencap, the UK's leading learning disability charity. 

Just under 6% of people with a learning disability&#...

'The ActionAid Loos' at Latitude Festival

Festival Republic and ActionAid

Festivals are a great time to get people appreciating good sanitation. With sanitary items hard to come by and a lack of soap and running water, keeping yourself clean and managing your period is a huge challenge.

But for many women and girls living in poverty, their life can be like that all the time – no sanitary pads, no pro...

Building a lasting legacy for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Premier Inn & Restaurants (Whitbread) with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

2016 was a milestone year in the remarkable partnership between Premier Inn and Restaurants (PIR) and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSH). Building on the momentum of the last four years, we were able to deliver our most successful year yet, raising an incredible £2.5 million and elevating our partnership to the...

Everyone Active and Anthony Nolan

Leading leisure operator Everyone Active announced Anthony Nolan as their first national charity partner after two members of staff had been personally affected by blood cancer and had a bone marrow/stem cell transplant. Everyone Active knew that the active people using its leisure centres were also the ideal candidates to join the Anthony Nolan re...

Big Wish for Ethiopia

Yorkshire Water with WaterAid

Yorkshire Water’s ‘Big Wish for Ethiopia’ campaign takes an industry leading approach to corporate partnerships.

Focusing on 6 key themes of volunteering, education, fundraising, customers, influencing and capacity building, the partnership aims are embedded within the companies’ strategic business obj...

Project DODO

JPA Furniture with Charities & Community Organisations in our Operational Geographies

Our family business is commercial furniture supply but we also want to 'help people' wherever we can via our activities – we’re small in the scheme of things with 25 staff but that doesn’t prevent us from having big ideas!

Welcome to Project DODO - preventing old furniture from becoming extinct!

DODO is an inclusive ...

Student Live Events

Event Academy and The Teenage Cancer Trust

The Event Academy's partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust illustrates a wonderful example of how a charity and a small Business can work together to achieve mutual success. The partnership is driven from a common goal - young people are at the heart of everything we do and will ultimately benefit from the work we do together. 

By ch...

Building Bright Futures Together - Generation Code

Aiimi and UK Youth

Generation Code brings young people together with the best computer science trainers inspiring and encouraging 10-16 year olds to engage with computing. The result? They get creative, get connected and ultimately, get coding.

Our mentorship sparks their interest. Then, through our work together, young people master the skills nee...

Beyond Business

Investec with the Bromley by Bow Centre

Investec is a values driven organisation. One of our core values is to make an unselfish contribution to society. Nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit is another. Given our short history and that we are founder-led. We have supported different programmes of the Bromley by Bow Centre, our partner since 2008. Since 2011, when other sources of ...

Magnolia House

Wesleyan and Birmingham Children's Hospital

At Wesleyan, we care about doing the right thing. So much so, "We care" is our core company value and underpins our culture.
Wesleyan provides specialist financial advice and solutions, including banking and general insurance. As a mutual, we have no shareholders and can focus on what's right for our customers and the...

Rail Industry Suicide Prevention Programme

Rail Industry Suicide Stakeholder Group with Samaritans

On average, 253 people take their lives on the rail network each year. Key partners Rail Delivery Group, Samaritans, the British Transport Police and the wider rail industry which forms the Rail Industry Suicide Stakeholder Group, seek to empower an industry made up of over two hundred thousand people to better support each other...


SBT Corporate Partners – Bain & Company, British Gas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EY, IBM, Permira and Thomson Reuters&#

Social Business Trust (SBT) brings together a consortium of leading businesses to work collectively in supporting a select portfolio of 20 social enterprises to grow their reach and impact.

Through SBT, its corporate partners - Bain & Company, British Gas, Clifford Chance, Credit Suisse, EY, IBM, Permira and Thoms...


Greater London Authority, Starbucks, New Look, Lloyds Banking Group, Bloomberg, Zendesk, Berkeley Group, Mitchells & Butle

HeadStart is an innovative programme proven to enable young people to acquire the motivation, experience and skills required for employment or further education, whilst getting involved with social action. HeadStart prepares young people for the transition from education by challenging and supporting them to commit 16 or more hours of volun...

Money Mentors

Columbia Threadneedle Foundation & J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation with Toynbee Hall

Higher than ever numbers of London households are living in debt, with the myriad issues of poor financial knowledge compounded by additional direct financial costs (the Poverty Premium) and changes in access to benefits, resulting in cycles of poverty and indebtedness that lead to despair for far too many families.

This growing challeng...

The Berkeley Foundation

Set up in 2011 by Berkeley Group, one of Britain's leading housebuilders, the Berkeley Foundation is a grant-making charity helping the hardest-to-reach young people in London and the South.

Our annual income is currently £1.5m and continues to grow, enabling us to make more than £10m in grants since 2011. In the last...

Helping the world's hungry

The innocent Foundation

One in nine people in the world are hungry today, but it doesn't have to be this way. Hunger is the world's greatest solvable problem because there is enough food for everybody to have the nourishment necessary for a healthy and productive life. 

The innocent foundation helps the world's hungry at home and abroad, and ha...

Helping people to prepare for, and respond to, crises

Aviva and the British Red Cross

As an insurer, we get how important disaster preparedness is - we help families in crisis every day. We wanted a charity partner who could do that on a global scale – that’s why we chose the British Red Cross. We launched our three year partnership in February 2016 and just a year in we’ve not only smashed our targets for empl...

Standard Life with Scope & Capability Scotland

Standard Life’s two year partnership with Scope and Capability Scotland ended on 31 July 2016 having raised a record breaking amount for all parties of £588,759.41. Scope provides support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year through vital services and campaigns...

Building a brighter future for the next generation

Simply Business and Whizz-Kidz

Simply Business is committed to a ten year partnership with Whizz-Kidz. Our shared objective is to build a brighter future for the next generation and we are transforming the lives of disabled children across the UK. We are working together to raise £150,000 in the first three years, enough to clear the current Whizz-Kidz mobility equ...

Prudential plc and Greenhouse Sports

Prudential plc (‘Prudential’) and its affiliated companies constitute one of the world’s leading financial services groups, serving around 24 million insurance customers, with £562 billion of assets under management.

Since 2012, Prudential has had a strong partnership with London-based charity Greenhouse Sport...

Prudential and Save the Children Partnership

The Prudential and Save the Children partnership is lifesaving and life changing. 

In 2016, our successful seven year partnership continued to strengthen and impact tens of thousands of children's lives. 

We have provided lifesaving humanitarian support to children in emergencies; ensured children are safe from disasters whe...


Blood Sweat & Gears

PWS with Help For Heroes

PWS, a fifth-generation family business based in County Durham, with 300 employees and £59m turnover, manufactures bespoke worksurfaces and distributes kitchen components nationally. So as a relatively small business, it was a huge challenge for the company when Mark Stephenson, CEO, conceived Blood Sweat & Gears (...

Yukon River Quest Race

Wolseley UK and Cancer Research UK

Despite never having attempted a charity partnership of this scale, Wolseley UK embarked on a gruelling endurance challenge which saw two teams travel to Canada to take on the 444-mile Yukon River Quest race in voyageur canoes and set themselves an ambitious fundraising target of £100,000.

By uniting 6,000+ staff across the bus...

Sport Relief 2016

Unite Students and Sport Relief

To recognise the 25th birthday of Unite Students, we set about a series of celebration events that would represent our values and business, at it's best. One of these was a national charity event where we mobilized all 25 cities we work within, also working with local universities, encouraging students, our employees and the...

Operations Fundraising Challenge

Royal Mail and The Stroke Association

Royal Mail’s Operations Fundraising Challenge raises significant funds for our Charity of the Year partner and engages colleagues across our business in support of a national cause.

The Operations Fundraising Challenge involves Royal Mail’s entire Operations workforce being split into four regional teams competing to raise the most m...

Tour de Pudsey

Lloyds Banking Group and BBC Children in Need

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) became BBC Children in Need’s (CiN) first Principal Partner in 2015, with an exclusive role in schools and colleague fundraising. LBG and CiN created a ground-breaking partnership that delivered the shared ambition of tackling disadvantage among children and young people, helping the charity fund more and LB...

'We Listen' Campaign

Rail Industry Suicide Stakeholder Group, Rail Delivery Group & British Transport Police with Samaritans

Rail suicides have devastating impact, particularly on train drivers, rail employees and witnesses, as well as the family and friends of the deceased. Samaritans have been working in partnership with the rail industry since 2010 to decrease the number of suicides on the railways and to improve support for people affected by them.

In ...


Snappin' Turtle Productions with UNHCR, International Rescue Committee, World Vision, Medicine Sans Frontier & Migrant Voice

On the day of the UN Refugee Summit in New York Snappin’ Turtle Productions worked with five leading charities to disrupt the global news agenda by transforming Parliament Square into a ‘lifejacket graveyard’.

The team sourced 2500 authentic lifejackets worn by refugees crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Chios and truc...

NIVEA SUN and Cancer Research UK Sun Safety Campaign

This submission outlines the 2016 marketing partnership between Cancer Research UK and the Beiersdorf owned brand, NIVEA SUN. Since 2012 these organisations have worked together to educate the UK public about protecting their skin from strong sun by promoting 3 sun safety messages: cover up, spend time in the shade and apply sunscreen. Howe...

Tweet for Shelter

British Gas and Shelter

As part of British Gas and Shelter’s five year strategic partnership, we ran a social media campaign called Tweet for Shelter to raise the profile of the partnership, and awareness and funds for Shelter’s Christmas fundraising campaign. British Gas donated £1 for every tweet which included #tweetforshelter.

The campaign...

Ikano Group Health Week

Ikano Group with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

In September 2016, Ikano Group launched a Health Week initiative for their staff across 13 different countries. To encourage participation, Ikano Bank, headquartered in Nottingham, pledged to donate €10 for every kilometre covered by their employees and co-workers to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, based in ...

Informa Walk the World

Informa and World Cancer Research Fund

In 2016 Informa launched a new initiative called Walk the World encouraging colleagues at the company to come together in their five divisions to be active and raise money to support charities closely aligned to their work. Informa have supported World Cancer Research Fund for over 10 years and the Business Intelligence division chose to support th...

Deutsche Bank Charity of the Year partnership with Autistica

Autistica is one of two Deutsche Bank Charities of the Year (COTY) for 2016-17, nominated and voted for by employees and supported through fundraising and volunteering.

In 2016, the partnership raised over £1.1 million for Autistica, a record for a DB COTY. Employee engagement is at an all-time high as a result of a programme o...

Building a Better Future

CBRE and Plan International

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