Recent polls suggest society believes there is a business case for companies to address social challenges.
In 2015, McKinsey research concluded that 30% of the value of a company is at stake in its relationship with society. Several corporate crises, such as the Volkswagen emissions scandal, have since illustrated the societal impact on share price.
More recently, the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer found “trust is in crisis around the world", with the majority of respondents believing the system is failing them. Looking closer to home, in the UK, only 11% believe the system is working whilst 60% feel it is failing.
73% of UK respondents agreed with the statement that “a company can take specific actions that both increase profits and improve both the economic and social conditions in the community where it operates”. This may explain why society – made up of all of us in our various roles as employees, customers and investors – have diminishing patience for antisocial business.
Our work responds to these challenges. See below for more about our work with businesses who understand the need to deliver social change, and engage with communities to make a positive difference.
Devising a social impact recruitment programme over 3 years
Partnership with British Land to deliver a jobs and skills development advisory
Programme addresses barriers to work for long term unemployed people.
A platform to provide contacts, support and job opportunities to men and women leaving the Armed Forces