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Why are you supporting City Giving Day?
We will celebrate our volunteering work, which is a core part of our CSR strategy. Last year our employees doubled the number of hours they volunteered, working with more than 30 charities. Our CSR strategy, “A Voice For All”, supports programmes in the communities where we operate, with a focus on helping improve social mobility.
Which charities or communities do you support?
This focus on social mobility allows us to work with a broad variety of charities in this area, especially those supported by our colleagues. In 2018 ICAP Charity Day raised £4.5 million supporting c.140 charities globally, and 2,400 since its 1993 launch, many with social mobility at their core. We have just signed the UK Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating our commitment to veterans and reservist colleagues. (See photo).
How will you celebrate City Giving Day?
We will dedicate our monthly internal newsletter to profiling employees who give their time to support charities, including a photo gallery illustrating the range of work they do. It’s important they know they have the business’s support.
Which charity are you supporting, why are you supporting it?
We partner with National Numeracy to help improve the confidence with numbers of 250,000 people in the UK by 2021. Collaboration is key, so in May we met with other financial services companies to develop an industry-wide approach to tackling poor numeracy.
“Volunteering, fundraising and charitable giving help us deliver on our CSR strategy to help improve social mobility in the communities where we operate.”
Nicolas Breteau, CEO, TP