The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace

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Steph Hagan, Head of Community Investment, Business in the Community, gives her reflections on the successful entries to this year's Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace.

Dementia, debt and hunger – three thorny, complex issues with one feature in common – they’re the last thing that you want to admit to if you’re having to deal with them on a day-to-day basis and they’re not easy to talk about.

They’re also not typical of the charitable causes you’d expect household name businesses to be tackling or raising funds for or to think mattered to them. Yet the finalists stand out for their commitment to tackling issues that matter – to society and to their business. From Wakefield District Housing focusing on financial inclusion skills of residents to Lloyds Banking Group facing head on the fact that financial services is one of the most challenging areas for dementia sufferers and their carers to navigate and Tesco simultaneously addressing food poverty and food waste.

Another theme emerging from this year’s shortlisted companies has been how businesses have moved support for charitable causes beyond community affairs departments to make the agenda their own; engaging product development teams, marketing and commercial teams and senior leaders in the process.

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Lloyds Banking Group - Helping customers with dementia to live well: Lloyds volunteers on a fundraising cycle ride
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Winner, 2015

Lloyds Banking Group has made its services more accessible for people living with dementia, raised £6.5 million to support carers and achieved national recognition from the government, media and banking sector.

Published: July 2015
WDH: Cash Wise - participants at a Cash Wise event
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Highly Commended 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

WDH’s Cash Wise project has improved the financial capabilities of social housing tenants, which has helped them maintain their tenancies and reduced rent arrears, saving the organisation money.

Published: July 2015
Tesco - Neighbourhood food collection: Volunteers from a food bank
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Finalist, 2015

By helping two food poverty charities to give emergency support to people in crisis and address the underlying causes of the issue, Tesco engaged customers and employees and reduced waste in its supply chain.

Published: April 2015
Categories: Community
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Shortlisted, 2015

BAM Construct UK’s strong community plan helped it win a contract with Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) worth £90 million and has created employment and raised income and skills in the local area.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Shortlisted 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

British Land has supported regeneration and community projects at Regent’s Place for 30 years, helping to make it one of the most improved areas in London.

Published: April 2015
Categories: Community
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Shortlisted, 2015

HEINEKEN UK has involved its employees in a long-term partnership to tackle alcohol misuse, increasing their engagement through volunteering and fundraising activities which supported 2,200 people.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
Experian Building Stronger Communities Award in recognition of Sir John Peace, Shortlisted, 2015

Hogan Lovells has set up Bite the Ballot, a social enterprise that aims to encourage young people to register and vote and develop an interest in politics, using social media, promotion by celebrities, awareness days and voter education workshops.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Shortlisted 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

The Midcounties Co-operative has supported local foodbanks, improved access to defibrillators and encouraged its employees to get involved in volunteering. This has increased employee engagement and reinforced the Co-operative’s values.

Published: April 2015
Categories: Community
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Shortlisted, 2015, Reaccredited 2016.

Veolia worked with Southwark Council to address unemployment, enhance green spaces and increase environmental awareness, which has reduced costs and improved brand awareness.

Published: April 2015
The Responsible Business Awards - shortlisted planter
The Experian Building Stronger Communities Award, in recognition of Sir John Peace, Shortlisted, 2015

Wales & West Utilities’ (WWU) campaign to raise public awareness of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning has increased its influence and attracted financial rewards from the industry regulator.

Published: April 2015
Categories: Community

 

 

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