Natalie is off to the Americas to learn from businesses and non-profits

Three Hands Senior Manager Natalie Tucker has been awarded a Churchill Travelling Fellowship to visit the USA, Canada and Colombia and explore how businesses and social sector organisations are working together in innovative ways.

Natalie’s research – which is closely linked to our work in Social Insight – will consider what and how businesses can learn from charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations (who are often experts in social issues), which enables them develop their products, services or employee proposition to better serve society.

Natalie will spend six weeks this summer visiting three countries which present very different contexts and ways of partnering. She will meet with businesses, non-profit and public sector organisations representing a range of industries and social issues, to hear about how they are sharing and applying learning.

In Bogotá for example she will focus on the role of NGOs in “Shared Value Initiatives” helping businesses to gain a competitive advantage through addressing social issues.

Every Year the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust funds over 100 British citizens from all backgrounds to travel overseas in pursuit of new and better ways of tackling a wide range of current challenges facing the UK.

Watch this space for Natalie’s findings as her research progresses, and if you’re interested in hearing more or you know of organisations which you think she could learn from, please get in touch at


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