We believe every business can be a force for good.

Our Purpose


We make it easy for leaders to kickstart their responsible and sustainable business journeys. Our workshops, masterclasses, webinars and expert mentors will coach you to set up a responsible business programme, and then help you take it to the next level.

Climate for SMEs: 4 steps to action


For SMEs based in the Square Mile

This free course helps SMEs operating or based in the City of London borough on their net zero journey. By taking part, you’ll learn the basics, build the business case, measure your carbon footprint and make a plan to reach net zero.

Foundations for Responsible Business


For SMEs based anywhere in the UK

This programme supports SMEs from across the UK to develop a responsible business approach, focused on people, environment and community. Workshops and guidance from experts in all areas of CSR will coach your business to do well do by doing good!

So far we’ve worked with over 1,000 businesses. They’ve gone on to change their businesses for the better with a wide range of activities designed to help people, places and the planet – even winning awards along the way! Watch the video to see how our Foundations for Responsible Business programme works.



You can join our community at any time – choose from our Foundations for Responsible Business programme, Climate for SMEs: 4 Steps to Action course or alumni community.

Latest news

10 tips to make your small business sustainable on a budget

Draw on Heart of the City’s expertise in responsible business practice to provide 10 top tips for making your business more environmentally friendly on a budget.

City leaders unite at Climate Action for SMEs event

City-based small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) gathered at Mansion House for Heart of the City’s annual Climate Action for SMEs breakfast event to discuss how to take positive action against the climate crisis.

MBM launches Creative and Cultural Freelancer Directory

To support the drive for diversity and inclusion within Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) Minority Business Matters (MBM) have created a directory of certified ethnic minority freelancers across London. It is free to use for any London-based ethnic minority freelancer as well as those looking to secure CCI freelancers’ services.

Resource hub


You’ll find loads of resources to help you along the way with your responsible business journey. From workplace wellbeing tips and green office advice to an employee volunteering policy template, we’re offering practical ways to get your activities going.

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