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SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Sustainability when working from home

Being sustainable when working from home

Build business back better

Responsible business is more important than ever

Ambassador recommends: Ben Anderson from Landsec

Ben talks about businesses an charities supporting communities through the pandemic

Reimagining the way companies work with charities

One of our ambassadors Octopus tells us how they work with charities

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Generating new business virtually

Get the highlights from our latest Survive and Thrive webinar

Developing an anti-racist workplace: October HotC Highlight

How can you embed anti-racism in your business?

Leading a business virtually

Heart of the City member WeAgile talks about leading remotely

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: What it takes to be a successful brand

Get the highlights from our latest Survive and Thrive webinar

We’re collaborating with the Institute of Directors City of London for our next Survive and Thrive series

We’re collaborating with IoD City on the Autumn Survive and Thrive series

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Building resilience

Get the highlights from our latest Survive and Thrive webinar

The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards launch for 2021

We’re launching the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards

Ambassador recommends: Sue Hardy from Mace

Sue talks about measuring your responsible business activities

Heart of the City: surviving and thriving

Our Chair writes about how we’re supporting SMEs through the pandemic

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Preparing for the end of furlough

Get the highlights from our latest Survive and Thrive webinar.

Help spread the word about Heart of the City

Some quick ways you can spread the word about us

We’ve supported 1,000 businesses with responsible business!

Find out why Bravand decided to join Heart of the City

Ambassador recommends: Emma Cooke from Herbert Smith Freehills

Emma Cooke, Global Head of Citizenship at Herbert Smith Freehills tells us what’s inspiring her.

One million futures made brighter

Find out how Heart of the City ambassador Deloitte has helped one million people through education and employment

Surviving the summer: August HotC Highlight

Get some tips for juggling childcare and remote working this summer.

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Scenario Planning

Get the highlights from our latest Survive and Thrive webinar.

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Sustaining inclusive flexible working

We’re sharing some tips from our Survive and Thrive session on sustaining inclusive flexible working.

Supporting your community – overcoming the Covid challenges

Our SME members told us the challenges they’re facing in supporting their communities – here are some solutions!

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Keeping up with furlough

We’re sharing some tips from our Survive and Thrive session on updates to the furlough scheme.

Ambassador recommends: May Breisacher from EY

May Breisacher, Assistant Director at EY tells us what’s inspiring her.

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: Rent, redesign and negotiation

We’re sharing some tips from our Survive and Thrive session on preparing to re-open your business

Making virtual internships a success: July HotC Highlight

The summer holidays are approaching so we’re looking at virtual internships

SURVIVE AND THRIVE: How to market your brand in the wake of COVID-19

We’re sharing some tips from our fifth Survive and Thrive session on how to market your brand in the wake of COVID-19.

Heart of the City supports Black Lives Matter

Our plans to improve our suppport around diversity, inclusion and equality

Ambassador recommends: Sam McCarthy from Nando’s

Sam McCarthy, Sustainability Manager at Nando’s tells us what’s inspiring him.

Survive and Thrive: Leading a virtual team

Royal London’s David Carroll shared his guidance on leading a virtual team.

Starting a new job remotely

We’ve had our first virtual recruit at Heart of the City! Mona’s sharing her experiences to help you make it a success.

Survive and Thrive: Looking after wellbeing and managing anxiety at work

We discussed anxiety around returning to work at our most recent Survive and Thrive webinar.

Survive and Thrive: A discussion on managing furlough

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

Volunteering during a pandemic: June HotC Highlight

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.

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