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How are companies approaching Corporate Social Responsibility post recession?

Amanda RichardsAmanda Richards Chief Executive Officer at Education Business Partnership West Berkshire asks…

How are companies approaching Corporate Social Responsibility post recession? Is there an appetite for making a difference, for instance – developing future skills and influencing the next generation

It would be good to hear your thoughts, get in touch.

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Lynne EmblingLynne Embling
Director at Global Incentives Ltd

Hi Amanda,

In my industry (Incentive Travel) CSR is reported to be increasing again with companies wanting to ‘give something back to the local community’ during their event. I have just confirmed a CSR program in Rio when the delegates will be working with young kids from the favelas of Rio by helping to encourage them into school to learn but also get involved in refurbishing surf boards with and for them. The children can only join the surf school if they agree to school lessons as well.

You may like to have a look at our website http://www.globalincentives.co.uk/products/corporate-social-responsibility/

Hope this helps.

Amanda RichardsAmanda Richards
Chief Executive Officer at Education Business Partnership West Berkshire

Hi Lynne
What a great range of opportunities – I really like what you have to offer. I think what you offer is amazing – sadly I have to focus closer to home but still inspiring and interesting. I look for companies who have an interest in making a difference locally, to inspire the next generation and give them the insights they need to get them heading in the right direction for a successful working life – building their confidence, getting a valuable introduction to different working environments. Dont suppose companies come to you for local opportunities do they? Are you based in Maidenhead? We are in Berkshire too.
thanks for thoughts
Amanda

Gemma HarrisGemma Harris
Account Manager at …Gasp!

Hi Amanda!

When I was at MWS Media we were approached by the West Berkshire Training Consortium to put together some case study videos for local businesses who were taking on apprentices and work experience students, and that was very inspiring to see how many professionals are keen to help young people find a vocation and find something that they can become very skilled in. I think, presented with the right programme – businesses adapt, and know that they can offer something that can benefit a young person, from being in a professional environment, as the typical school journey isn’t always best.

Whilst that isn’t a global or large charity, it’s still a great thing happening right on our doorstep!

Amanda RichardsAmanda Richards
Chief Executive Officer at Education Business Partnership West Berkshire

thanks Gemma, that is a good idea. We are definitly ‘local’ in operation and that visual demonstration can be very useful. helpful thank you.

Lynne EmblingLynne Embling
Director at Global Incentives Ltd

Hi Amanda,

I will certainly keep my eyes and ears open for you and let you know. Some of the larger corporations do get involved with their local communities but not through me. Perhaps you might try and contact Marketing or HR departments of large local companies for example?

Good luck!
Lynne

Amanda RichardsAmanda Richards
Chief Executive Officer at Education Business Partnership West Berkshire

Thank you…

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