Foundation Programme

Is this membership right for me?


Our foundation programme is designed for small to medium sized business (SMEs) with 10-249 employees, based in London. We welcome companies with little or no experience in responsible business from all industries – this year we have members from financial services to tech, and from architecture to hospitality. Check out which businesses have already completed our programme here.

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What’s involved?

In your introduction year we’ll get you used to key concepts in responsible business through:

Face-to-face account management
Workshops and webinars
Making connections with other businesses on the programme
Our online resource hub
An invitation to the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards

Implementation year

In your implementation year you’ll increase your knowledge and develop your responsible business programme through:

Mentoring from a responsible business professional
Masterclasses, surgeries and webinars
Sharing your experiences and learning from your peers
Applying for responsible business awards
Networking at our graduation event

Benefits to your business

Be part of a community of other businesses who want to do good
Develop yours and your employees’ skills
Win new business leads
Attract and keep talent in your team
Improve your brand reputation

How to join


If you’d like more information about joining for 2021, get in touch with us. If you’d like to become a Heart of the City member now, you can join as an associate member today.

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