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Survive and Thrive: A discussion on managing furlough

Find out what we talked about at our most recent Survive and Thrive webinar.

June HotC Highlight: Volunteering during a pandemic

This month we’re celebrating Volunteers’ Week

Ambassador recommends: Kirsty Christie from FTI Consulting

Kirsty Christie, EMEA Corporate Citizenship Senior Manager at FTI Consulting tells us what’s inspiring her.

Launching our new ‘survive and thrive’ series

We’re supporting our members through Coronavirus.

Supporting your employees through furlough

We’re sharing guidance from our ambassadors on keeping connected with furloughed employees and looking after their mental health.

May HotC Highlight: supporting your team’s wellbeing

Heart of the City ambassador PwC shares advice on effectively leading virtual teams.

Leading virtual teams: tips from PwC

Heart of the City ambassador PwC shares advice on effectively leading virtual teams.

Ambassador recommends: Louisa Minter-Kemp at Schroders

Louisa Minter-Kemp, Senior Corporate Responsibility Executive at Schroders tells us what’s inspiring her at the moment.

Looking after your wellbeing when working remotely

The Heart of the City team shares tips for making working at home work for you.

COVID 19: corporate support of the community in a time of crisis

Heart of the City ambassador Hannah Zucker writes about how businesses can continue to keep their responsible business programmes going.

Homeworking and homeschooling – how do you balance it?

We’ve jumped into many unknowns recently and one of the biggest is how to support teams working at home during school closures.

A message from the Heart of the City team

Measures to slow the spread of coronavirus are affecting the way all of us work. We know this is a difficult time for our members personally and for your business, and we at Heart of the City want to wish you well during this time.

Ambassador recommends: James Ross at Buzzacott

Every month we like to share a recommendation from one of our ambassadors: something that inspires them in their responsible business work. This month we spoke to James Ross, CSR Executive at Buzzacott. 

Welcome to our new trustee, Fiona Clark

We’re pleased to welcome Fiona Clark to our board of trustees!

Ambassador recommends: Kate Gibson at Diageo

Every month we like to share a recommendation from one of our ambassadors: something that inspires them in their responsible business work.

February HotC Highlight: getting your senior team on board

Welcome to your February edition of the HotC Highlight! This month we’re talking about how you can get senior support for your responsible business programmes. 

Farewell to our Co-President, Governor Mark Carney

In February 2020 Heart of the City bids farewell to one of its Co-Presidents, Governor Mark Carney.

January HotC Highlight: ask your employees

Find out what your teams are already doing in responsible business.

Ethical Christmas gifts with AECOM

‘Tis the season to shower your friends, family and even colleagues with gifts, but have you considered searching for meaningful presents offered from social enterprises?

December HotC Highlight: 2020 awareness dates

Plan some responsible business activities for the year ahead.

Responsible businesses helping each other

“Everyone in the sector should do it. It’s a phenomenal opportunity!”

November HotC Highlight: Living Wage Accreditation

A guide to getting started with becoming a living wage employer.

Responsible Business at Mansion House

Politics, Brexit, climate change: in a world full of uncertainty, where trust is seeping away all around us, business is increasingly expected to do more and to care about something more than profit.

Contributor recommends: ICRS webinars

Our latest contributor to recommend us something that inspires her is Louise Starling, Corporate Responsibility (CR) Executive at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang.

Responsible business at RIBA

Earlier in October the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) spoke to some Heart of the City members and alumni who have improved their architecture practices through developing their responsible business activities.

Meet our new Intern!

Leah Buckingham joined the Heart of the City team in September as our Responsible Business Intern.

Moving for good: How the FCA turned moving offices into a responsible business opportunity

Trudi Morgan, Corporate Responsibility Specialist at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) tells us about their office move.

Contributor Recommends: Winners Take All

For our latest Contributor Recommends feature, we spoke to Jo Westhead, International Head of Philanthropy at BNY Mellon. 

Using your volunteering hours

Ahead of this year’s City Giving Day, the City of London Corporation encouraged its employees to take part in volunteering, and interviewed some who are already keen volunteers.

October HotC Highlight: SDGs for SMEs

Ahead of this year’s City Giving Day, the City of London Corporation encouraged its employees to take part in volunteering, and interviewed some who are already keen volunteers.

Dragon Awards 2019 – Heart of the City winners

24 September was a busy day for Heart of the City. We celebrated City Giving Day by holding a breakfast workshop for our members on developing their responsible business programmes.

Moving your responsible business programme to the next level: a workshop for Heart of the City members

Both years one and two members joined us on 24 September at Hogan Lovells for our workshop on moving your responsible business programme to the next level.

Contributor Recommends: Sleep is your Superpower

For September’s Contributor Recommends, we spoke to Zara Jeffery, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, International at Marsh & McLennan Companies.

The role of SMEs in promoting responsible business

Karina van Ginkel talks about the special role SMEs play in promoting responsible business.

Heart of the City members in the 2019 GivX report!

On 19 September we attended the 2019 GivX  Summit to find out which companies have cored the highest with GivX this year.

Taking action as a small business during the Global Climate Strike

You’ve probably seen Greta Thunberg in the news over the past year.

September HotC Highlight: Joining the responsible business movement

This HotC Highlight has now returned to the members’ area.

Applications for our 2020 foundation programme are open!

Applications for our 2020 foundation programme opened today!

Three Steps to Developing a Strategic Partnership

Natalie Tucker works with small businesses to help maximise their social impact.

Contributor Recommends: A Beautiful Constraint

For July’s Contributor Recommends, we spoke to Suzy Christopher, Charities and Community Director at BT Group.

HotC Success Story: Salesforce

From small architecture firms to large accounting companies, it’s no secret that one of the biggest challenges businesses currently face is finding – and keeping – talent.

A Note from Sarah: Amplify your impact with others

Climate emergency, under-representation of women in the boardroom, increases in child poverty… Some of the issues that we try to tackle as responsible businesses are huge.

Fooditude is partnering with OLIO to save food from landfill

Managing food waste has always been a monumental challenge for contract caterers.

Can you help us?

Heart of the City want to make improvements to our website for public visitors and members alike.

July HotC Highlight: Communicating your activities

This HotC Highlight has now returned to the members’ area.

CBG Consultants: Impact through Investors in People

What are your business values? Sounds fundamental, but if you asked your management team and employees to write them down, would you get the same answers?

Contributor Recommends: Next Generation: Will they plug the gap? Stace Report

For June’s Contributor Recommends, we spoke to Sue Hardy, Community & Skills Team Leader at Mace.

A note from Sarah: What you do counts!

Anyone who’s been through the Heart of the City foundation programme  will know how much we care about measuring what you do.

Mental Health Awareness Week at Macquarie

We’re accustomed to seeing businesses take part in awareness campaigns such as Mental Health Awareness Week, Pride Month and International Women’s Day, but how do they make sure their company’s impact grows every time they participate?

June HotC Highlight: Recruiting for Diversity

This HotC Highlight has now returned to the members area.

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