Impact stories

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As the largest supporter of Young Readers Programme’, British Land is using the initiative to garner media attention and keep staff feeling good about where they work.

Published: June 2017

Continuing a long-term commitment to tackling youth unemployment, Marks & Spencer (M&S) sees plenty of business value in plucking the very best talent from the pool of...

Published: June 2017

Forget the mid-life crisis, FSCS supports people with their mid-life career.

Published: June 2017

The Midcounties Co-operative was keen to share its passion for defending the environment with the next generation. But more than that, it wanted to give them the skills that...

Published: June 2017

A robust schools outreach programme is cutting recruitment costs and giving young people – and especially women – the confidence and skills to thrive...

Published: June 2017

Sustainable design doesn’t have to be expensive, say LSI Architects. In fact, designing better places for people to live, work and play in can bring about significant cost...

Published: June 2017

This award is supported by the Department for International Development

Published: June 2017

The Crystal in the heart of London’s Docklands is a unique success story, attracting huge visitor numbers and continuing to find cutting edge ways of being one of the most...

Published: June 2017

Could those coming from places like Syria offer business unique perspectives that can unlock solutions to client problems? EY certainly thinks so.  

Published: June 2017

The insurance giant is encouraging the entire sector to be more proactive in giving companies and households effective support to get back on their feet quickly after flooding...

Published: June 2017

What if we could harness people’s intellectual capital, instead of replacing them with automation? This is what ENGIE'S programme intends to do....

Published: June 2017

With an ageing workforce, United Utilities hopes to bring 70 new young people into the business every year, to safeguard its future and give something back to the communities...

Published: June 2017

In a bid to transform the business and put carbon and cost reduction centre stage the regional water business has taken embodied greenhouse gas emission reduction to another...

Published: June 2017

Heathrow Airport’s revised strategy puts sustainability at the heart of all decision-making. With ambitious expansion plans, it is building a model to be envied – and copied –...

Published: June 2017

Building more resilient and secure small businesses is crucial in enabling them to thrive in today’s challenging economic times, says ...

Published: June 2017

It’s hard to get noticed these days. But small businesses need to be seen and heard if they want to survive, especially when the town centre is in decline. In Your Face...

Published: June 2017

Heard of an apprenticeship programme with no upper age limit? Thought not…

Published: June 2017

With research indicating loneliness affects one in seven of us, the Co-op’s latest community campaign is designed to help 12,500 people across the UK.

Published: June 2017

UBS’s efforts to support social entrepreneurs in the recently affluent, yet deprived, London Borough of Hackney demands your attention. Here’s why.

Published: June 2017

Bringing joy to the faces of children caught up in life or death situations is central to the business model for Bangor-based fundraising and donation business, Dr Zigs.

Published: June 2017

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