Empowering people through positive change
At Investec, we’re passionate about making a meaningful contribution to the communities around us. Our community programme focuses on education, entrepreneurship and the environment. We deliver this with community partners, and through the active volunteering of our people.
Commitment from within
As an Investec client, you can be proud to work with an organisation with cast-iron integrity. It’s a fundamental part of our culture and values to contribute to society, and our extensive community support reflects this.
Value through partnerships
The three focus areas of our community support were chosen by our people. Last year, we spent more than 4,000 office hours supporting local community partners in the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Making a positive impact
Our multiple award-winning flagship programme, Beyond Business, has launched 67 social enterprises to date, creating more than 350 jobs in east London. We run this in partnership with the Bromley by Bow Centre.
Our three focus areas
Investec has entrepreneurial roots, and we’re proud to support entrepreneurs who want to make a sustainable impact in their communities, through the award-winning Beyond Business programme.
We aim to empower young people to achieve their goals in life. While academics are important, our education programme also focuses on improving life, employability, and interpersonal skills.
As part of our community programme, we engage our employees with volunteering opportunities that help improve the environment of the communities around us.
in office time volunteered by our employees in 2016/17
created by Beyond Business social enterprises
in employee charity donations through payroll giving infrastructure
More community initiatives and sponsorships
Investec also supports a range of regional arts and cultural organisations as well as charities.
“Pupils have learned skills in a real workplace environment and the impact on both their academic work and aspirations is tangible.”
Jemima Reilly, Headteacher, Morpeth School
Investec won the prestigious Financial Innovation Awards in the Innovation in Social Responsibility category for Invest for Success.
Investec was crowned Business of the Year at the Business Charity Awards, as well as winning the award for Community Impact.
Winners of the Business in the Community 2017 Experian Building Stronger Communities Award for our social entrepreneurship programme.
We also won the National CSR Award in 2017 for Beyond Business, in the Best Community (Legacy) Project category.
Project grants for charities
Apart from our partner organisations, we also support small to medium charities through small project grants. If you represent a charity that works in our focus areas – education, entrepreneurship and/ or environment – and is local to one of our offices, you can read the full criteria below to find out more, and get in touch.
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This booklet highlights some of the corporate responsibility projects that we support in the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and Switzerland, and the success stories behind them.