Accenture is one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with more than 305,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries; and net revenues of $30 billion for fiscal 2014.
AID:Tech was the first company in the world to deliver international aid using blockchain technology. Basing ourselves in the UK and working with government, local and international organisations such as the IFRC and UNDP, gives AID:Tech access to multiple networks. The UK allows us to be perfectly located to work internationally.
AMEC Foster Wheeler plc
AMEC Foster Wheeler plc designs, delivers and maintains strategic and completed assets for its customers. The company operated across the whole of the oil and gas industry – from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products – and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets, which play a vital role in the global and national economies and in people’s everyday lives. AMEC Foster Wheeler plc has its major operations centres in the UK and the Americas, and offices and projects in more than 50 countries worldwide. Its employees are over 40,000 in number and range from scientists and environmental consultants to engineers and project managers.
Anglo American is a global leader in mining and quarrying. Anglo owns a diverse range of businesses covering platinum, coal, base and ferrous metals, paper and packaging and industrial minerals with significant interests in diamonds and gold. It has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, has over 100,000 employees and operates in over 50 countries.
Anthesis is a global sustainability services and solutions provider founded on the belief that commercial success and sustainability go hand in hand. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world.
Arabesque Asset Management Ltd.
Arabesque Asset Management Ltd. was established in 2013 to offer a quantitative approach to sustainable investing using technology developed in cooperation with professors from the universities of Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Maastricht, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI. Arabesque combines state of the art systematic portfolio management technology with the values of the UN Global Compact, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, and balance sheet and business activity screening. Arabesque is headquartered in London and has a large research hub in Frankfurt.
ARM Holding plc
ARM Holdings is the world’s leading semiconductor intellectual property supplier and as such is at the heart of the development of digital electronic products. Based in Cambridge, UK, ARM has offices around the world employing over 1700 people.
Article 13 Ltd are strategic advisors on risk associated with business responsibility, typically in the areas of governance, CSR and sustainable development. We provide an independent perspective – a ‘third eye’- that challenges the robustness and fitness of your company’s ability to deliver against future uncertainties.
Aston Business School
As one of the largest and most successful business schools in Europe, Aston Business School is committed to influencing organisations and their leaders world wide through world-leading research, inspirational learning and business engagement. They aim to make a sustainable contribution to businesses, economies and societies worldwide and their degree programmes equip students to become responsible business leaders.
Aviva is the world’s fifth-largest insurance group and the UK’s largest insurance services provider, and is one of the leading providers of life and pension products to Europe. Aviva’s principal business activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwide total sales of £35 billion and assets under management of £322 billion at 31 December 2005.
BP is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world, with an estimated global market share of around 3% of oil and gas production and 4% of refining capacity in the major global markets in which they operate. They have over 90,000 employees, worldwide and operate in 100 countries with well-established businesses in Europe, North and South America, Australasia and Africa.
Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Burberry is an international luxury fashion brand with a worldwide reputation for high quality and prestige products operating under the brand name Burberry.
Canon Europe is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, a world-leading innovator and provider of Business Imaging, Consumer Imaging, Medical Imaging and Professional Imaging solutions and services across EMEA. Canon Europe employs 17,000 people and sells to customers in more than 116 countries across EMEA. Under Canon’s global philosophy of Kyosei – ‘living and working together for the common good’, Canon Europe pursues sustainable business, integrating the interests of society with consideration for the environment and promoting wider economic growth. Our vision is to enrich lives and businesses through imaging solutions.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants with more than 172,000 members and students operating in 168 countries. CIMA works at the heart of business, in industry, commerce, the public sector and other not-for-profit organizations.
Clifford Chance LLP
Clifford Chance LLP is a global law firm with 34 offices in 24 countries. The firm is a single partnership with six core areas of commercial activity: capital markets, corporate and M&A, finance and banking, real estate, tax, pensions and employment, and litigation and dispute settlement. Clifford Chance offers legal expertise, as well as advice on business critical issues and market opportunities.
Compass Group UK & Ireland is the market leader in providing contract catering and a range of support services to customers in the workplace, in schools and colleges, in hospitals, at leisure or in remote environments.
Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. The D&AD Professional Awards are recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by the best from around the world. Members join a vibrant global community, whilst creatives and clients are inspired by a world-class training programme. As a non-profit advertising association, all D&AD’s surpluses go straight into programmes such as New Blood, inspiring the next generation of creative talent and stimulating the creative industry to work towards a fairer more sustainable future.
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business, operating in some 180 markets and with sales in 2006 of £9.7 billion. Our brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Captain Morgan, Baileys, J&B, Jose Cuervo and Tanqueray. Diageo became a signatory to the UN Global Compact in 2002.
E-Voyages Group is the leading incoming group tour operator for custom made travels in the United Kingdom and Ireland. We are the number one choice for the travel trade to the UK and Ireland through partnerships, personalised customer service, expert knowledge and excellent value for money.
EDF Trading is part of the EDF Group and is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets including electricity, natural gas, LNG, coal, freight and environmental products. It is active in Europe, North America and Asia.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Commission is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It operates independently to protect and promote equality and human rights in Great Britain. It aims to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and promote and protect human rights. The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation. It encourages compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998 and is accredited by the UN as an ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institution.
Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health and safety, risk and social consulting services. ERM delivers innovative solutions for leading busienss and government clients and helps customers manage their environmental risks and social impacts. Sectors covered by the company include Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical. With over 140 offices in 40 countries, ERM employes around 4,000 employees.
Offering a unique range of forensic products and services, Forensic Pathways specialises in the provision of innovative forensic products and training, along with international expertise in forensic management, business intelligence and knowledge management. Its client base is diverse ranging from police, fire, government agencies, universities, telecoms, banking and finance.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields is a leader among international law firms, providing business law advice of the highest quality throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. They provide a comprehensive service to national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments.
G4S is the world’s leading secure outsourcing group, specialising in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and over 657,000 employees.
GCM Resources is a London-based resource exploration and development company with its Phulbari Coal Project poised for development once the Government of Bangladesh provides approval. It also has a portfolio of investments in South Africa, China coal businesses, and uranium interests in West Africa, Sweden and Australia.
GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Their three primary areas of business are pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. GSK is headquartered in the UK, with offices in more than 115 countries globally.
Hill Dickinson LLP
Hill Dickinson LLP is an international commercial law firm with more than 1,150 people including 190 partners, and legal directors with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. With four core sectors of Marine, Insurance, Health and Business Services, the firm has been operating for over 200 years.
Hitachi Europe Ltd. is the corporate headquarters of the Hitachi Group in Europe. The company focuses on its Social Innovation Business – delivering innovations that answer society’s challenges – offering a range of IT, rail, power, industrial components; automotive systems; financial services; digital media and consumer products.
Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. Its international network comprises around 9,500 offices in 76 regions and territories. HSBC provide a comprehensive range of financial services including personal, commercial, corporate, institutional, investment and private banking to more than 125 million customers.
Hull University Business School
Hull University Business School is a leading UK business school dedicated to the development of responsible leadership for a complex world. It holds international kitemarks of quality – AMBA, which accredits the Hull MBA programme, and AACSB, a prestigious award which has been earned by less than 5% of business programmes globally. We are also proud to be one of the first academic institutions to sign up to the Principles for Responsible Management Education and an active player in the Academy of Business in Society.
Ikkaido – The Disability Karate Federation
Ikkaido is an innovative charity using the iconic nature of martial arts to promote psychosocial well-being. Our organisation strengthens inclusion in communities, empowering people who are disabled, disadvantaged, have mental health issues or are living in poverty. Ikkaido works with international partners on projects for social change, trains coaches and mentors and provides education and employment opportunities.
IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners(“IK”) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK Funds have raised more than €7 billion of capital and invested in over 85 European companies. IK Funds invest together with management teams in mid-sized companies that have strong improvement potential, operating in the business services, care, industrial goods and consumer goods sectors.
Impact are global leaders in experiential learning. They design and deliver management development programmes, using a range of approaches including community action projects, journeys, simulations, real world learning and outdoor-based projects. Their clients include public, private and not-for-profit organisations.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.
International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
ICMM is an international organisation dedicated to enabling a safe, fair and sustainable mining industry. Bringing together 23 mining and metals companies and 33 regional and commodities associations, we strengthen environmental and social performance. We serve as a catalyst for change, enhancing mining’s contribution to society.
International Personal Finance
Since this international home credit business began in 1997, it has grown substantially and now operates in six countries, has 1.9 million customers and in 2007 achieved a pre-tax profit of £50 million.
International Strategic Alliance Committee (ISAC)
The International Strategic Alliance Committee (ISAC) is a think tank group of Nigerian professionals and entrepreneurs which has been set up to partner with strategic international organisations world-wide in order to help Nigeria achieve its best by maximising the resources that it is inherently blessed with. We produce a magazine called Outlook which we distribute freely to embassies, High Commissions and all sponsored and co-sponsored ISAC events worldwide.
Jackson Canter Ltd
Jackson Canter is a group of law firms based in Liverpool and Manchester. Our mission is ‘Making a difference for individuals, businesses and society through the practice of law’. As a firm we are fully committed to doing business the right way and advancing societal goals.
Kingfisher plc is Europe’s largest home improvement retail group and the third largest in the world, with over 1,150 stores in ten countries in Europe and Asia. Its main retail brands are B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt, Screwfix. Kingfisher plc is included in two of the main socially responsible investment indexes – the FTSE4Good and Dow Jones Sustainability indexes.
KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax, financial and risk advisory. KPMG in the UK has over 10,000 partners and staff working in 22 offices and is part of a strong global network of members firms. As part of KPMG Europe we have merged with our German and Swiss firms. This makes us the largest integrated accounting firm in Europe.
KYOCERA Document Solutions (UK) Ltd.
KYOCERA Document Solutions (UK) Ltd is the UK sales and marketing subsidiary for KYOCERA’s document imaging business. It offers an extensive range of printers and multifunctional copiers for business use, specifically designed to reduce environmental impact through the use of long life components and a unique cartridge-free consumables system. Products may be integrated into a managed document service that helps companies reduce their reliance on hard copy to support their business processes, resulting in reductions in energy use, paper consumption and waste. This resource-efficient approach also reduces costs and includes reporting software that quantifies the economic and environmental benefits.
Leeds Business School
Leeds Business School is part of the Faculty of Business and Law at Leeds Beckett University. Based at the Rose Bowl in the heart of Leeds city centre, we offer a truly international experience, welcoming students from over 50 countries with courses delivered across the world. We work in close partnership with business, employers and professional bodies to ensure relevance of all our programmes and to deliver business services from professional body awards, research and consultancy, through to bespoke management education.
The Faculty aims to integrate theory, values and practice into all its course, focusing on the responsibility of business to society.
Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
At Lendlease, it is our vision to create the best places. Places that inspire and enrich the lives of people around the world. We create places that leave a positive legacy by setting world leading standards for safety, innovation and sustainability. Delivered by people who are respected for who they are and what they do.
Over the past year, we have made significant progress in the practical steps to implement the UN Global Compact principles into the culture, strategy and day to day operations of our organisation. These include, creating a new Sustainability Framework to focus our efforts around 12 material elements, with a clear aspiration, or long-term goal, for each. Our Sustainability Framework embodies the principles of the UN Global Compact. To provide additional near term focus, we have also established 20% by 2020 reduction targets for three of these: energy, water and waste.
Littlewoods is part of the Shop Direct group, UK’s leading online and home shopping retailer, with annual sales of around £1.5 billion and five million customers. Over the past four years, Shop Direct have transformed and modernised their entire business, selling their stores and merging the home shopping businesses to create the UK’s leading online and home shopping retailer.
Lonrho is a company solely focused on growth in Africa. The Company operates in seventeen countries across the Continent in five strategic business divisions, concentrating on servicing the oil, mineral and agricultural sectors.
Lloyds Banking Group is a leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services, focused on personal and commercial customers. The Group’s main business activities are retail, commercial and corporate banking, general insurance, and life, pensions and investment provision. The Group operates the UK’s largest retail bank and has a large and diversified customer base.
Mademoiselle Desserts’ is a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative frozen desserts to the UK food service industry. With production sites in France, the UK and Netherlands, Mademoiselle Desserts Ltd is strongly committed to ethical principles and good stewardship, as a socially responsible business it is recognised that our commercial activities have a potential to impact on suppliers, our local community and customers.
Marshalls is the UK’s leading manufacturer of superior natural stone and innovative concrete hard landscaping products, supplying the construction, home improvement and landscape markets. We provide the product ranges, design services, technical expertise, ideas and inspiration to transform gardens, drives and public and commercial landscapes.
Mazars LLP is ranked the ninth largest accountancy firm by audit fee income in the UK, and is also one of Europe’s largest accounting firms, enjoying a wide global presence in 73 countries. The firm specialises in audit, tax and advisory services within various markets and sectors. Their clients range from individual or local businesses to large corporations and global organisations. Mazars is also one of the founding members of the Praxity Alliance, focused on delivering quality accounting and assurance with 69 independent members from 97 countries.
Middlesex University Business School
Middlesex University Business School is based in north London, but courses are also taught at the campus in Dubai and a number of partner institutions around the world. It has a faculty of over 150 academics working across six Departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics and Statistics, Business and Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Law. The Business School is launching an innovative and dynamic Masters in Business and Human Rights in Autumn 2010. For details click here.
N Brown Group
N Brown Group, and its principal subsidiary, JD Williams and Company Ltd, is a home shopping company, with over 140 years of experience in the distance shopping market, providing an extensive range of value products to customers. N Brown Group is also the first medium size company to sign up to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. NEC Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of NEC Corporation with regional headquarters in the UK.
Nestlé holds its headquarters in Switzerland, and has offices and factories spanning the globe. Nestlé UK & Ireland, a subsidiary of Nestlé SA, is a major player within the UK and Irish food industry emplying over 7,000 employees across 19 areas of business. The company produces some well-known brands, such as KitKat, Nescafé, Smarties, Buxton, Go Cat and Shreddies. Additionally, Nestlé is one of the UK’s major exporters within the food industry, exporting products to over 50 countries around the world.
Old Mutual is a leading international long-term savings Group. They serve the growing savings and investment demands of local customers, companies and their advisors. Old Mutual is a FTSE100 listed company, operating in 38 countries.
Pearson is an international media company with businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. With more than 32,000 employees based in 60 countries, Pearson brands include the Financial Times, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley and Longman. Pearson is proud to be a founder signatory to the Global Compact.
Pentland Group plc was founded in the early 1930s in Liverpool, England, as the Liverpool Shoe Company. Always displaying innovation and creativity, Pentland was one of the first companies to manufacture from Asia; forming a division in Hong Kong in the early 60s. In 1981 Pentland purchased the majority share of a small US company: Reebok. It was sold after 10 years of growth. In the 90s, Pentland bought further brands and now proudly has a portfolio of some of the greatest international sports, outdoor and fashion brands globally.
Philip Morris International
The UN Global Compact Tobacco Policy can be found here.
Plan is a global children’s charity that works with children in 50 of the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. They work across a range of sectors, including education, health, child protection, child participation, economic security and water and sanitation.
Premier Oil is a UK based leading independent oil and gas company with exploration and producing interests in the North Sea, West Africa, Asia and SE Asia. Working within the framework of the Global Compact has both practical and ethical dimensions for Premier. It is about doing the right thing as well as managing risks and protecting their reputation.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is a multinational professional services network. It is the largest professional services firm in the world, and is one of the Big Four auditors.
RELX Group is a world leading publisher of information for professional users. Every year, their four operating divisions produce more than 15,000 different magazines, books, CD ROMS and internet based data and information services. Their divisions are focused on four major market sectors: Science and Medical, Legal, Education and Business.
Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialised industrial products. It is well regarded for its technology, its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Rio Tinto is a leader in finding, mining and processing the earth’s mineral resources. The Group’s worldwide operations supply essential minerals and metals that help to meet global needs and contribute to improvement in living standards. They concentrate on the development of first class orebodies into large, long life and efficient operations, capable of sustaining competitive advantage through business cycles.
Royal Bank of Scotland
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group is one of the world’s leading financial services providers and one of the oldest banks in the UK. Following the takeover of National Westminster Bank in 2000, the Group has continued to grow its business around the globe and, in addition to its strong UK presence, it has offices in Europe, the USA and Asia.
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members. We provide the standards, training, support and recognition that put our members – in the UK and overseas – at the peak of their profession. With government, we work to improve the design quality of public buildings, new homes and new communities.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the leading member organisation in the world for professionals in property, land, real estate, construction and related environmental issues. It provides impartial, authoritative advice on key issues affecting the public to businesses, as well as governments and policy makers. Established in 1868 with headquarters in London, RICS serves more than 100,000 members in 146 countries.
One of the world’s largest brewers, in 6 continents, SAB Miller owns brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch. Six of their brands are among the top 50 in the world. They are also one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products. Over the past 21 years, SAB Miller has grown rapidly from their original South African base into a global operation.
Salterbaxter is a corporate branding and corporate communications design consultancy. They advise leading UK and European organisations on strategy and design for their financial and CR reporting programmes. Salterbaxter’s offer to clients is a balance of genuine expertise in reporting and CR issues with a commitment to producing outstanding creative design.
SCC is Europe’s largest independent technology solutions company. They enable people to do business by planning, supplying, integrating and managing their IT. SCC makes IT work through partnership, knowledge and passion: trusted to run IT Infrastructures and services for leading business across Europe.
Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange)
Sedex is a supply chain management tool, helping companies to identify, manage and mitigate ethical risks in global supply chains. Through a secure online platform, Sedex members can share and manage information in four key areas – Labour Standards, Health & Safety, The Environment and Business Ethics. Members also have access to a range of tools and reports, as well as additional support services.
Shaftesbury is a UK listed REIT, which owns a unique real estate portfolio extending to 14 acres in the heart of London’s West End. Their holdings are concentrated in Carnaby, Covent Garden, Chinatown, Soho and Charlotte Street. Shaftesbury’s focus is on retail, restaurants and leisure in the liveliest parts of the West End. The portfolio now comprises 587 shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, extending to 1 million sq. ft. The management strategy is to create and foster distinctive, attractive and prosperous locations through an innovative long term approach.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. With 104,000 employees in more than 110 countries, they play a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. They aim to work closely with customers, partners and policymakers to advance more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.
Shoosmiths LLP is a leading national law firm working together as one team at 12 locations in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, namely Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Southampton and Thames Valley. We have been delivering legal services to businesses since 1845. Clients include blue chip companies, leading financial institutions, public and private sector organisations and foreign owned corporates. Access Legal provides legal services for individuals and their families.
Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce
The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce are passionate in the desire to increase the prosperity of the people of Staffordshire by supporting businesses to start, grow and succeed. They represent the interest of commerce and industry, and act as a voice for business. They have also developed a wider role with the recognition of the contribution that the business community makes to economic, social and environmental success.
Standard Chartered has a history of over 150 years in banking and is in many of the world’s fastest-growing markets with an extensive global network of over 1,200 branches in over 50 countries. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers with over 480,000 colleagues across 11 countries, serving millions of customers a week in stores and online.
The One Brand
The One Brand is an ethical bottled water company that donates 100% of its profits to funding clean, sustainable, drinking water projects in some of the harshest regions of Africa. The One Brand is a like-for-like business model that uses its profit to effect positive change in less fortunate parts of the world.
The University of South Wales
The University of South Wales is the largest Higher Education Institution in Wales and proud to be the first Welsh university to become a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and Principles in Responsible Management Education. The institution has 30,000 students from over 120 countries studying on a range of programmes including the MSc Global Governance, which is directly underpinned by the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. The university is renowned for its applied relevant research which informs key decisions by business chiefs, ministers, public service leaders and entrepreneurs.
Turner & Townsend
Turner & Townsend is an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
With 97 offices in 41 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.
Twentyfifty Ltd. are management consultants working with major multinationals to address business challenges with social, environmental and economic dimensions. They have offices in the UK and Germany. With the German Global Compact Network they provide human rights coaching and a peer learning network for businesses.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods, including many household names such as Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Hellmanns and Persil. Unilever employs over 173,000 people globally and its products are sold in more than 190 countries.
University of Essex
University of Essex is a higher level education institution which emphasises rigorous academic teaching and quality research. In 2008’s Reserach Assessment Exercise, they were ranked ninth nationally for research excellence. University of Essex offers both undergraduate and postgraduate study in numerous disciplines including social sciences, humanities and comprarative studies, science and engineering, and law and management.
University of Winchester
The University of Winchester offers innovative and forward-thinking teaching with scholars at the forefront of their disciplines. Winchester is a values-driven institution; valuing freedom, justice, truth, human rights and a collective effort for the public good. Programmes of study span the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, education, health and social care. The Winchester Business School was the 13th Business School in the UK to join the UN initiative, the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Verisk Maplecroft is a respected source of quantitative and comprehensive “extra-financial” and global risks indices, maps and data. This includes human rights, political risk, government risk, climate change, resource security, health and other areas of macroeconomic and societal risk. Their work combines creative design and software engineering with meticulous analysis of the political, economic, social and environmental landscape, to communicate risk in visually compelling ways. They are trusted advisers to some of the world’s leading companies.
Vestey Foods UK Ltd
Vestey Foods UK Ltd operates in the wholesale poultry, retail, Asian and Oriental, seeds and pulses, ingredients and delivered foodservice market places. The Company supplies both Public and Commercial sectors, and additionally, as part of its ambient foods business, it provides many Non-Governmental and Governmental bodies with individual and group feeding solutions.
World Coal Association (WCA)
The World Coal Association (WCA) is the global network for the coal industry. Formed of major international coal producers, equipment manufacturers and national associations, it works to demonstrate and gain acceptance for the role that coal plays in achieving a sustainable energy future.
World Travel and Tourism Council
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) is the only global body that brings together all major players in the travel and tourism sector, enabling them to speak collectively to governments and international bodies. WTTC works to raise awareness of travel and tourism as one of the world’s largest sectors, supporting jobs for one in eleven people and generating nearly ten per cent of global GDP.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by their Christian values, they are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. They serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.