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 asked Kirsty Christie, EMEA Corporate Citizenship Senior Manager at FTI Consulting to tell us what she’s currently enjoying. If you’re not commuting at the moment, you might have some extra time to take Kirsty’s recommendations! There’s lots to enjoy here to help you think more widely about the impacts of Coronavirus on communities.
“I have always been passionate about how we can make a positive impact and started my career in PR and marketing before securing a role at Cancer Research UK in 2004 where I worked for twelve years focusing on special fundraising events, mass events and high value partnerships.
In addition, I enjoy being a part time lecturer at The Event Academy lecturing Fundraising Events for nearly ten years and enjoy keeping up to speed with the fundraising events market.
I was delighted four years ago to secure my first role as a Corporate Citizenship Manager at FTI Consulting, which was originally a part time role but which has become a full time role working throughout 9 EMEA offices supporting over 1,800 colleagues with fundraising, volunteering, pro bono work and sustainability.
A passion of mine is on reducing inequalities and the best podcast I have listened to lately is DiverCity Podcast on disability in the workplace and how COVID-19 has changed things for the disabled community – for good and bad. How can there be a wider clothes range for dogs than for people with disabilities?!
My top recommendation for Heart of the City members is to check out the insights and seminars from Three Hands – a dynamic agency creating business value and social value hand in hand. I was part of a seminar where charities were invited to be completely honest about their relationships with businesses and there were some brilliant insights which helped me think about how we should always remember to put the needs of charities first.
I also love checking out the insights and future trend reports of we are massive which was set up by talented ex colleagues from Cancer Research UK who are specialists in mass participation events and trends around fundraising.
The book I have been most moved by is Row for Freedom by Julia Immonen – one of the most inspiring people I have met who undertook this incredible challenge to raise funds and awareness to end modern day slavery – human trafficking, and who has worked for the incredible charity Justice & Care.”