Support for high impact community investment
“The Three Hands team brought robust and expert insight and challenge to the refresh of our community investment strategy. In particular we found their ability to help us work through multiple stakeholder viewpoints as well as articulating a way forward to our Board CR Committee incredibly valuable.”
"I deliberately spoilt a loan application form in the hope that the bank would notice that I was being coerced into filling it in." So said a survivor of domestic and economic abuse to the Community Banking Executive Committee at Lloyds Banking Group.
Skills-based volunteering that brings business expertise to charities is a great thing in its own right, but when it also results in valuable learning for the volunteers, it is even better.
Education and employability are major features of the ‘Thriving Communities’ agenda at RSA, one of the UK's leading insurers. Youth unemployment and the need to better prepare students for the job market constitute both a moral concern and a material issue to the business.
Triodos Bank is a pioneer in ethical banking – only lending to organisations that benefit people and the environment – and this sense of purpose is a key driver for people working at the bank.
The Global Partnerships team at Unilever was keen to capture the best practice that had arisen from the Unilever Enterprise and Technology Solutions (ETS) team’s partnership with the Foodbanks movement.
Employee volunteering has gone from strength to strength in recent years with more companies reporting higher numbers of staff involved in community projects every year.