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

Heart of the City to join Fleet Street Quarter’s Climate Festival 2024

Heart of the City is excited to be participating in Fleet Street Quarter’s Climate Festival, as part of London Climate Action Week 2024. Across the two days, more than 20 senior leaders will share their insights on some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing business within the Fleet Street area and beyond.

Welcome to Heart of the City’s new Director, Andy Melia

The Heart of the City team is pleased to welcome Andy Melia back as our new Director. Bringing over 15 years’ leadership experience in the charity sector working with businesses on their social and environmental impact, Andy has a strong vision to take the charity forward into an exciting new chapter.

In Conversation: Sheila Ashmore’s Green Journey to Sustainability Manager at Staytite

In March 2023, leading fastener suppliers Staytite came on board our Foundations for Responsible Business programme. We catch up with Sheila Ashmore as she discusses her new role at Staytite as she transitions from account manager to sustainability manager.

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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