Our vision is to set the standard for social responsibility and to ensure this is key to drive successful and resilient business.
In true spirit of collaboration and partnership CSR-A partner with organisations to support our vision.
“Business partnering is the development of successful, long term, strategic relationships between customers and suppliers, based on achieving best practice and sustainable competitive advantage”
Being a ‘partner’ means we will:
- support and promote our partners where appropriate
- promote through the CSR-A website
- promote through our social media channels
- support specific campaigns
- collaborate strategically on agreed campaigns
- ask all partners to sign a code of conduct to ensure our values and standards are maintained
In return we expect our partners to support and promote CSR-A and our associated campaigns. Through well managed active partnerships we all contribute to making the world a better place.
The Green Organisation
Established in 1994, we are an independent, international, non-profit, non-political environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
Key to these aims are our International Green Apple Environment Awards, presented every year in the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London, to companies, councils and communities who are doing their best for the environment.
We also run the Green World Awards, presented every year in a different country.
We publish many of the award-winning papers in our Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice, which we distribute free of charge all over the UK and around the world to commerce and industry, central and local governments, environment professionals, universities, reference libraries, ministers, the media, etc. – enabling them to learn and benefit from the experience and expertise of our winners.
The Green Apple Environment Awards is one of the few British campaigns to be accepted as an automatic feeder scheme into the Brussels-led European Business Awards for the Environment – and many of our winners have gone on to represent their country and win further success abroad.
The Institute of Administrative Management (IAM) is one of the oldest management institutes in the UK having inspired professional business managers and administrators since 1915. Our purpose is to champion the fields of administration and management, and to provide value-adding services to our members that support their career, professional and personal development.
Our individual and corporate membership packages help IAM members stay at the top of their professions by building skills and confidence whilst offering training opportunities.
Our members enjoy access to preferential rates for training courses and qualifications, post-nominal letters and an exclusive discount card for professional bodies only, as well as much more.
We also run our own learning events nationally covering a variety of topics including Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, MS Office, Conflict Management, CSR and many others.To find out more visit www.instam.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Social Enterprise Mark CIC
Social Enterprise Mark CIC is an award-winning international social enterprise accreditation body, which has over ten years’ experience of providing clear standards for the social enterprise sector, defining what it means to be a genuine social enterprise.Through its portfolio of world- first accreditations, which provide a comprehensive pathway to standards of good practice and excellence, it recognises and builds the capabilities of social enterprises as competitive, sustainable businesses, dedicated to maximising social impact.
Payments for a better futureAt Payaro, we provide fast and secure card payment and EPOS solutions which use the very latest technology to help your business grow – whatever sector you’re in. We are the UK’s first payments acceptance company committed to Corporate Social Responsibility. We believe in enabling ‘payments for a better future’, where together with our customers, we are driven to help the most vulnerable in society. • Corporate & Social Responsibility Associate
• Certification Fast & efficient payment acceptance
• Tailored for any business of any size
• Advanced analytics
• Competitive Pricing
• Same-day settlement
• Best in class customer service
Co-founders and directors Caroline Swailes and Heather de Groot met working for Bibby Line Group, who have been at the forefront of responsible business since 2006. By championing and sharing the businesses commitments to its people, communities and planet, they successfully engaged 5,000 employees to donate in excess of £6m to charitable causes and their local communities.
Going on to consult in communications and corporate social responsibility, they recognised the need to support and nurture a business to confidently define and manage all of their ESG activities internally.
In doing so, they founded Be Ethical Training and have created a 12-month training membership, coaching programme and online community for business owners and their employees to build and manage their of ESG activity.
The training will help a business to understand how to measure and report those activities, understanding their social value and impact, bringing countless benefits to that organisation, its people and the planet.
The PA Club
We have built up a database of some 15,000 senior PAs and EAs, Event Bookers and Travel Managers, including significant memberships in New York, Zurich and Paris. Our members work for a huge variety of businesses, from the big banks, insurance companies and law firms, to SMEs in media, tech, fintech and real estate, as well as for HNW individuals. All are vetted for seniority and spending-power before becoming members of the Club.
We questionnaire them regularly for a full and up-to-date understanding of their business needs, spending patterns and budget.
We foster great loyalty among our PA/EA members by arranging regular events in glamorous locations for them to attend for free; helping them with their day to day challenges by sourcing appropriate suppliers; providing solutions via our concierge service; personally attending all our events and building relationships with them; running regular articles of interest and relevance to the senior PA in our weekly newsletter.
Our aim is to offer solutions that support businesses to not only become more sustainable but to help you communicate this.
We offer insights, reporting, training, project development, policy advice, PR, marketing & content and research for you and your customers.
Sam Cande CEO of Cande Consulting has over 20 years’ experience in managing large international B2B conferences and exhibitions where she was previously director of The Business Travel Show, Travel Technology Europe, Homes Exhibition, Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms and Sustain Magazine.
Sam is the founder of Level, a not-for-profit organisation that drives parity in the travel industry. She has a true passion for sustainability and CSR that has followed her throughout her career since her position as Director of Sustain Magazine in 2008 and enjoyed a position as Chair of The Business Travel Association Sustainable Committee.
BBO PA Network
Bucks, Berks and Oxon PA Network (BBO PA Network) is an active professional networking group for Personal Assistants, Executive Assistants, Virtual Assistants, Administrators and Office Managers who work or live in or around the Bucks, Berks & Oxon area.
The network provides a friendly, safe and inclusive environment to share best practice, discuss ideas, inspire one another, build relationships and learn from each other. Each networking event includes stimulating elements of learning and development, topics covered in past events include imposter syndrome, nutrition, leadership skills, presentation skills, personal branding to name but a few. Founded and run by a former Executive Assistant, the network has grown from strength to strength forging great partnerships within the community. Smart Works Reading is the network’s charity partner.
Your Business Needs Me - Fiona Doonican
I am passionate about the environment and reducing the negative impact that we, as businesses, have upon it. We all want to leave a better world for future generations and I firmly believe that each of us can reduce our impact by following a few simple steps.
I am immensely proud that in 2021, Your Business Needs Me was awarded a Gold CSR Accreditation, becoming the first sole-trader to have done so.
Your Business Needs Me will enable you to understand your environmental and social impact, to take action and to reap the benefits of integrating social responsibility into your business.
Benefits Direct is the benchmark professional body and Trade Association benefits package in which we offer our business service and cost reduction portal for our clients. Perks Direct won Best UK Employee Benefits Scheme at the Global Product & Service awards in 2018 and Benefits Direct is now positioned as the leading provider of benefits to over 20 professional bodies with a reach of over 300,000 SMEs.
Sponsorship opportunitiesWebsite £99 Per month
App £99 Per month
Perks site for staff and volunteers £600 PA
Lead messenger (24/7 human answering service) £149 Per month (cuts down on admin and generates donations).
Developing The Inner You
“ Leadership the capacity to translate vision into reality.”—Warren Bennis
But what is a vision without people? To achieve a vision, you need people. For people to work towards delivering a vision, they need a leader who motivates, inspires and radiates with positivity. Developing The Inner You' empowers everyone in the workplace to prioritise their wellbeing.Schnel Hanson – Founder of ‘Developing The Inner You’
Schnel’s passion is helping people discover who they really are. Her talks discuss all areas of your life to help give you a complete overview of how best to improve yourself. By using the ‘wheel of wellbeing’ tool, Schnel is able to help individuals control their wellbeing and mental health in manageable doses, aiming to remove any sense of overwhelming, instead, aid motivation and encouragement to progress.
Schnel’s entrepreneurial approach also led her to develop ‘The Inner You’ - a wellbeing and personal development brand that helps entrepreneurs, small businesses and larger corporates achieve their dreams. Taking the wellbeing industry to corporate levels, helping businesses to thrive. Her method enables you to take back control of your business, through coaching and mentoring you will be empowered to continue to grow and evolve your business. Schnel runs a selection of sessions, including one on one coaching, specialist retreats and open therapy sessions.
Her passion for wellbeing has seen her work with a variety of individuals and businesses from all walks of life, and she continues to enjoy helping people reach their potential.
Helen Pettifer Training
COMMUNITY & PHILANTHROPY
Investors in the Community
At Investors in Community they aim to bring everyone together, offering charities and community groups the ability to manage the giving into their organisation, whilst promoting their projects to businesses and individuals who wish to donate funds, items and volunteer. Business Members: They have developed a business management tool with a key focus to ensure that companies are able to stay in control of their giving with our unique, easy to use dashboard.Companies can manage staff volunteering their time during work hours and the donations by the business – all of which can be filtered into reports that suit you. Free to Use for all Charities, Good Causes & Individuals: By providing a tool that gives businesses that cutting edge in managing their Social Responsibility, it has allowed us to create a platform free to use by all individuals and good causes. Community Credits: Every individual and business will earn ‘Community Credits’ for all forms of giving, which will drive activity as they compete against friends and neighbours to invest the most in their community.
We listen to your company’s stakeholders and guide you on a journey to map your purpose to the Sustainable Development Goals, so that you can make a difference for people, the planet and your business.
At Prosperah we leverage both technology and human potential to help you build an SDG-focused impact strategy, find the right non-profit partners and measure the benefits that your sustainability and social responsibility efforts have on the business.
Explore a space where social responsibility and sustainability are reimagined as a competitive advantage. Explore Prosperah.
Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a group of genetic skin conditions that cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.
Those born with EB have skin so fragile they are called 'butterfly children' – their skin is quite simply as fragile as the wing of a butterfly. Painful open wounds and sores form where this exceptionally fragile skin is damaged – in some cases, internal linings and organs are also affected. Complications as a result of secondary infection and extensive scarring are factors that people living with EB often have to face.
Tragically, certain types of EB can be fatal in infancy and others are severely life-limiting. We estimate that more than 5,000 people are living with EB in the UK, and 500,000 worldwide.
EB may be inherited in either a dominant or recessive form. In dominant EB, one parent usually carries the gene and is affected by the condition themselves, while the birth of a child suffering from the recessive form is usually totally unexpected since both parents can carry the EB gene without displaying the condition themselves. In dominant EB, there is a 50% chance of passing the disorder to children: in recessive EB the chance is 25%.
EB can also arise through a new spontaneous mutation – neither parent carries EB but the gene mutates spontaneously in either the sperm or the egg before conception.
Buddy Bag Foundation
48,000 children require emergency accommodation in the UK each year. Children fleeing violent situations often have to leave home quickly without the chance to collect basic items. These children arrive in emergency accommodation with just the clothes they are wearing.
Buddy Bag Foundation restores a sense of safety and security into a child’s life during a traumatic time is one of the first steps to recovery. Buddy Bags are something a child can call their own, no matter where they go. Tailored across a wide age range from new born babies to teenagers, they contain all the essential items a child needs straight away, such as toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear. They also include comfort items, such as a book, and a teddy bear.
We also host Team Building Buddy Bag Brigades where we bring together a group of Volunteers to help pack 180 Buddy Bags which are delivered to children in Women’s Refuge.
The Hope Revolution CIC
Alpha Vesta CIC
Alpha Vesta deliver on their mission in a number of different ways:-
Alpha Vesta have trained over 2000 people across a variety of different workplaces and communities on both the complexity and impact of domestic abuse and how, through this work, we can reach people sooner before their lives often spiral into crisis.
The Clare Foundation
The Clare Foundation is a charity that brings together key stakeholders, partners, businesses and charitable organisations to facilitate and create positive change across society in Buckinghamshire.They work collaboratively with other local not-for-profits (supporting more than just charities but Local authorities, CICs, etc) to assist them to become more efficient and effective. This is achieved by providing multi-stakeholder project management, social investment loans, leadership development, business and strategy assistance and hold many events and workshops throughout the year. Through many of their projects and programmes their aim is to increase individuals’ self-esteem, well-being, confidence and general happiness.
The Getaway Foundation
The Getaway Foundation helps create positive childhood memories through family-based holidays for those who can’t afford it, whilst also providing relief from poverty in economic crises. We support families in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and on the Isle of Wight. Charity Number 1187336
GLOBAL CSR-A CONSULTANTS
International Union for Social Responsibility
International Union for Social Responsibility (IUSR) is a registered organization under the laws of the United States of America. It is concerned with the universal values shared worldwide and the barriers of social responsibility; therefore, IUSR strives to ignite organizations passion toward social responsibilities, using international standards and partnerships.The IUSR will operate globally; through workshops, conferences, training programs, seminars, forms, events, activities, awards, certification, research studies, and membership program. IUSR aims to strengthen organizations: private, government, and non-government in the social responsibility duty and role as well as gain advantage of the provided membership benefits. Establishment of the Union:
The International Union for Social Responsibility was established to encourage, develop, and assist the responsible practices for both government and private sectors and the non-government through promoting the best professional practices, and introduce positive models of application of social responsibility that are in accordance with the global standards. This initiative, is the first of its kind worldwide to develop a union that seeks to host specialized entities and those related to the field of social responsibility whether it be governmental, private, and or non-government under one umbrella.
The Regional Network for Social Responsibility
The Regional Network for Social Responsibility is an international non-profit professional institution that was established in 2007, and has branches, offices and representative agreements in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the kingdom of Morocco, the Republic of Tunisia, the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of France, Turkey,, the Sultanate of Oman, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, and the United States of America.
The Regional Network for Social Responsibility aims to raise the level of awareness about the social responsibility of companies and institutions, and work to strengthen it in the companies, institutions, governmental, civil and private sectors.
The network seeks for social responsibility to achieve its goals by providing consultancy services, implementing training programs and specialized workshops, as well as organizing forums and press conferences in the areas of social responsibility, sustainable development, green economy, community service and institutional volunteering.It aims helping companies and institutions to make their practices, business and activities accountable and in line with the standards of sustainable development.
ReportScope is a registered SDG Reporting Consultancy that seeks to sustain social investments made by business. We believe the SDGs are an ideal platform to enable a framework that ensures CSR programs are relevant - accredited - have a strong business case - are well reported on and add comparable value to society. Through guidance by the SDGs, the Consultancy offers the following services:
Report Scope was established by Velakhe Mbingo A goal-oriented and results-driven sustainability practitioner who is passionate about the potential role of SDGs in sustaining CSR.
The Ordinary Foundation
We are a team of Educationalist /Project Heads /Agricultural Scientist who have handled more than 50 + projects across various spectrum within the Educational & other eco-system. Besides with the team of Certified Trainers and with Vocational Skills Specialization we have transformed many lives .
Our primary work includes various market studies & impact assessment & CSR consulting, community development, NGO Management which has helped various corporate enabling them to perform at their best in building the society. With a decade of sound experience we have worked with various sector skills councils such as Automotive ,Logistics ,Retail, Tourism & Capital Goods,Beauty & Wellness etc .Our Biggest strengths involve the following activities such as
Established by Shan.A an Educationalist & Certified Trainer with Vocational Skills Specialization which includes various market studies & Impact assessment & CSR consulting which has helped various corporate enabling them to perform at their best . I have a vast experience in anchoring multiple areas such as IT- Information Technology, Sales, & Automotive across India catering the corporate and educational sectors.
B Other Wise Ltd
B Other Wise will take you on a journey to improve your profit while giving back to the People, the Community and the Planet
For Muryel Boulay - Founder It all started with food and where it came from, with the importance of the produce linked to the land.
Food manufacturing took me around the world and made me aware of the importance of taking care of the planet and its inhabitants for the future generations
At B Other Wise , we ask questions to help you build a sustainability strategy and action plan that is right for your business, your employees, your suppliers, your customers and your board membersWe shine the light onto your activities so that UN SDGs become a way of being and doing business
In the early part of his career, he held commercial facing roles within a FMCG company and with his passion for the community, Naz also led the CSR for this bluechip – delivering fresh new ideas around sustainability and community engagement.
He later moved into the voluntary sector and worked with a number of organisations in senior capacities. Naz played a significant role in establishing a grant-making body supporting disadvantaged communities here in Britain, and has worked with renowned UK charitable trusts and foundations. He led on the foundation’s governance, operations, grants management, programmes, learning and impact assessment, and its endowment portfolio. Naz’s interest lies in community development and therefore volunteers for a number of community initiatives and organisations – focussed around young people and blood donations.
Edward Packshaw, is a qualified sustainability specialist with experience in corporate CSR and sustainable education. Edward can support organisations with carbon footprinting, net-zero or carbon-positive planning, CSR strategy and policy development, volunteer programme development and carbon offsetting. He specialises in education, meaning he can also deliver workshops and training to help companies better understand their impact.
Edward is also the founder of the Responsible Schools Project, aimed at helping schools become carbon and community positive, having spent 5 years building Africa’s first sustainable school.
Bucks New University
Bucks New University is a new breed of university, focusing on degrees that are professional and practical, as well as academic. Young in outlook, but well established in the fields we specialise in, we offer high quality, professionally-driven university courses, in everything from nursing, health and social care, to cyber fraud detection, textiles and aviation.
Being a responsible corporate citizen is important to us at Bucks New University.
In 2019, we became the first UK University to achieve a Gold award in a scheme which recognises sustainable and ethical organisations for their excellence in corporate social responsibility. The University’s activities were rigorously assessed across four areas: environment; philanthropy; community and workplace.