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Newsletter September 2014

At Three Hands we help businesses address their objectives in ways that benefit society. Here’s a quick update on how we’ve been doing that over the past few months. Featured themes: Customer volunteering; social mobility; community engagement at the back office; vulnerable customers; a new model for CSR.


Tearing up the old model of CSR

Community engagement - giving back, the 'nice to do', the 'poor cousin' of CSR... or central to CSR and sustainability? Jan's article in Guardian Sustainable Business argues that it's time to change the way we think about engaging with charities and communities.


What happens when staff and customers volunteer side by side?

Employee volunteering has gone from strength to strength in recent years with more companies reporting higher numbers of staff getting out into the local community every year. Nationwide is no different – in the last 12 months the building society has seen employee involvement in its Citizenship agenda grow from 6% in 2012 to 50% this year. But Nationwide has not stopped there…


Newsletter April 2014

It’s about time for one of our occasional and brief newsletters. What are the keys to successful community-based experiential learning? How has Tata Consultancy Services been inspiring young people into careers in IT? And how has Nationwide been developing their next generation of leaders? Those are the questions; read on for the answers…


Forum on experiential learning

Our event for Responsible Business Week on April 1st focused on experiential learning based on social issues and community projects, as a way to promote the skills, behaviours and mind sets needed for responsible and sustainable business. Here is what we learnt.


Impact 2013

Eighteen business, 564 employees, 47 community organisations – these are some of the headline figures from our 2013 impact report...


Make your experiential learning process real

In his latest HR Magazine column, Jan argues that too often experiential learning exercises bear little resemblance to life and that it is important to keep experiential learning real to unlock its full effect.


Great Croft's Got Talent

One of the project we set up for British Land's Community Week 2013, saw a team of volunteers descend on Age UK Camden's resource centre to set up and run the centre's first ever 'Great Croft's Got Talent' day.

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