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.
adm is a global marketing services business partnering with leading consumer brands to support the execution of their marketing strategies globally. adm’s supply chain solutions deliver competitive advantage and cost optimisation whilst adhering to best-in-class CSR practices. adm rigorously assess their suppliers, working closely with them to achieve 100% compliance.
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.
Aktis Strategy is a private consulting firm delivering high-quality and innovative technical solutions in international development. Aktis specialises in governance, development and stabilisation in conflict-affected states. Our team of over 100 in-house staff is based in our UK headquarters and our regional offices in Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq, Kenya and Turkey.
AMEC Foster Wheeler plc
AMEC Foster Wheeler plc designs, delivers and maintains strategic and completed assets for its customers. The company operates 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 Holdings 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.
Atlantica Yield Plc
Atlantica Yield owns, manages and acquires a diversified portfolio of 21 contracted assets in the power and environment sectors. They operate high-quality facilities recently constructed, with long useful lives. Their long-term contracts with creditworthy counterparties permit them to generate stable and long-term cash-flows.
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.
Planner, Developer and Manager of business parks and buildings, BARJANE takes charge of a property project in its entirety; from research to design, construction to management. During all phases of the project, BARJANE is the unique point of contact for its clients and supports them across the long term. With a strategy of high quality architectural, landscaping and environmental building development, BARJANE combines responsiveness and technical know-how.
Bertling was founded in Germany more than 150 years ago and has since then developed from a local chartering business to a globally recognised logistics and shipping company for multimodal transport solutions. The company is structured in three major business units: Project Logistics, Shipping/Chartering and IT and has 60 worldwide offices.
Bettercoal is a global membership organisation established by a group of major European utilities to promote continuous improvement of corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain. Bettercoal assesses performance of coal suppliers against the ten principles of the Bettercoal Code and jointly develops a Continuous Improvement Plan, the summary results of which are shared with Bettercoal Members.
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.
BT is one of the world’s leading communications services companies. They serve the needs of customers in the UK and in 180 countries worldwide. BT’s main activities are the provision of fixed-line services, broadband, mobile and TV products and services as well as networked IT services.
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.
Centrica plc is an international energy and services company. Everything we do is focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. We have over 25 million customer accounts mainly in the UK, Ireland, and North America, through strong brands such as British Gas, Direct Energy, and Bord Gáis Energy.
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.
Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in pro forma revenue, with a purpose to celebrate and liberate the diversity of consumers’ beauty. Its strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands. Coty operates three divisions – Consumer Beauty, Luxury, and Professional Beauty. Coty has over 20,000 colleagues globally and its products are sold in over 150 countries. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.
Crown Agents empower leaders to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity for their communities, businesses, institutions and, countries. These leaders could be heads of state or school teachers, global companies or local entrepreneurs, partners or donors. Crown Agents believe that for nations to successfully shape their future, and for citizens to take control of their lives, projects need to have a life of their own, beyond Crown’s input.
De La Rue
De La Rue provides governments and commercial organisations with the products and services that enable countries to trade, companies to sell, economies to grow and people to move securely around an ever-more connected world.
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.
Drax Group plc
Operating in several locations world-wide, Drax Group plc is helping change the way energy is supplied, generated and used for a better future. The Group operates an integrated value chain across three principle areas: sustainable wood pellet production, flexible reliable electricity generation and energy sales and services to business customers.
We are committed to being a force for good. As a global legal business with over 2700 people, our purpose is transforming legal services through our people for our clients. The way we do business is based on our values and reflects the behaviours we want to be known for.
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.
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 business 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.
Euromonitor International is the world’s leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis, with more than 40 years of experience publishing international market reports, business reference books and online databases on consumer markets.
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.
ExCeL London is an exhibitions and international convention centre in Custom House, sitting by Royal Victoria Dock. It offers 100,000m2 of flexible event space and brings trade and industry to the docks, generating over £2.3 billion of economic impact for the British economy.
Findel Education is the UK’s leading independent educational resources supplier. We are the one-stop-shop for all educational supplies; we provide all of the resources you need, when you want them, at highly competitive prices. For over 180 years we have been providing schools, colleges, academies and nurseries with everything from stationery and site services to curriculum and special educational needs resources. Our family of brands include some of the most recognised names in the industry – our oldest brand dates back to 1817.
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.
Grant Thornton UK LLP
Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of one of the world’s leading organisations of independent advisory, tax and audit firms. Our purpose is to build a vibrant economy, based on trust and integrity in markets, unlocking sustainable growth in dynamic organisations, and creating communities where businesses and people flourish.
Greenstone is a leading provider of non-financial reporting software covering Environment, Health & Safety, CSR Frameworks and Supply Chain. Greenstone’s team of industry experts advise and support clients to define their requirements and ensure they get the output required from their data. Greenstone’s solutions are currently used in over 100 countries worldwide.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Operating from 27 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. The firm provides many of the world’s most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors.
Hikma puts better health within reach, every day. We create high quality medicines and make them accessible and affordable to people who need them. We develop, manufacture and market a broad range of branded and non-branded generic pharmaceutical products across the United States, the Middle East and North Africa region, and Europe.
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.
Hogan Lovells is a leading global legal practice providing business-oriented legal advice and service across its breadth of practices to clients around the world. “Hogan Lovells” is an international legal practice that includes Hogan Lovells US LLP and Hogan Lovells International LLP.
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.
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.
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.
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 Lees 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.
Linklaters LLP is a leading global law firm, supporting clients in achieving their strategies wherever they do business. The firm uses its expertise and resources to help clients pursue opportunities and manage risk across emerging and developed markets around the world.
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.
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.
We started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide. The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us to stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.
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.
MannionDaniels is an international consultancy group with companies in the UK, Kenya and Nigeria. We provide specialist advice on policy, strategic planning, governance and programme management, with a particular focus on international health and social care sectors in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS).
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.
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.
Montrose are an international development consultancy company operating in some of the most challenging contexts in the world, delivering programmes in health, education, enterprise and environmental services for major development agencies and the private sector. We are headquartered in the UK, with regional offices in Africa (Uganda) and Asia-Pacific (Myanmar).
Natural Capital Partners
Natural Capital Partners is a world-leading provider of innovative solutions for positive impact on the world’s natural capital. With more than 300 clients in 34 countries, Natural Capital Partners delivers high-quality solutions for carbon-emissions measurement and reductions, renewable energy, water stewardship, building supply chain resilience and protecting biodiversity.
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.
Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Together they help their clients solve their most complex challenges – turning exciting ideas into tangible reality as they strive to find a better way and shape a better world.
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Their mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. Pearson believes that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. Pearson is proud to be a founder signatory to the Global Compact.
Based in the south of England, Pelorus Consulting is an organisational development and business psychology firm with a focus on embedding new business models, disruptive technology, globalisation, legacy systems, talent retention, integrated management, collaborative and agile working. Their projects include: senior team purpose coaching, developing future digital leaders and value-led culture change.
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.
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, 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 the leading international sustainability strategy and communications consultancy. Recently listed in the Financial Times’ Best UK Sustainability Consultants 2018, they advise on all aspects of sustainability strategy development, stakeholder engagement and communications strategy.
Sandbar AP Ltd
Sandbar AP Ltd design market leading bar and glassware for the hospitality and drinks industry since 1980, and still work with many of our original customers. Our aim is to produce shapes that enhance the pleasure and enjoyment of the drinking experience. We offer machine and handmade glasses and a comprehensive range of our own barware and plastics. We believe that the effort put into producing or making a drink should be reflected in what it is served in.
Santa Fe Group
Santa Fe is a global leader in international mobility, handling 65,000 international and domestic relocations annually. Santa Fe makes it easy for companies and people to live and work freely and flexibly around the world. We provide a full range of services for multi-national organisations. Our capabilities cover the entire relocation journey, including: Assignment Management, Immigration, Destination and Moving services.
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 is a global non-profit membership organisation making it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone. We’re home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains, used by more than 47,000 members in over 150 countries. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment, and business ethics. Our services enable members to bring together many kinds of different data, standards and certifications, to make informed business decisions, and to drive continuous improvement across their value chains.
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.
Standard Life Aberdeen plc
Standard Life Aberdeen plc is a leading global investment company headquartered in Scotland with offices in 50 countries. Our purpose is to invest for a better future. Our expertise and resources enable us to offer a wide range of investment solutions and services designed to meet our clients’ needs today, tomorrow, and for the longer term. Wherever we are in the world, we strive to make a long-term impact. This means delivering world-class investment solutions. It also means operating ethically, encouraging good practices among companies we invest in, and providing support and expertise for the benefit of the communities in which we operate.
After 40 years of successful recruitment supporting global infrastructure development in the communications and technology sectors, Tangent has expanded its offering embracing the fourth industrial revolution, and now supplies the talent needed to build the smart, connected planet. The constant change wrought by a shift to a digital connected world has overturned conventional organisational structures and has driven our own evolution.
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.
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 Research Assessment Exercise, they were ranked 9th 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 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.
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.
We believe that there is a new way to innovate and that this quality resides in everybody. It is the people who need to empower themselves; our tool allows them to make the change our world needs. Welever puts you in touch with a vast range of social agents, multiplying your impact. With Welever you will be part of a global community, whose goal is to turn our planet into a more sustainable, impactful and just place.
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.
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; Digital, eCommerce & Shopper Marketing; Specialist Communications.