We are committed to our communities, promoting social mobility and protecting the environment.
We are committed to our communities, social mobility and protecting the environment
Our approach to corporate responsibility (CR) starts with a simple premise: responsible, diverse and inclusive businesses are more successful. Being responsible helps us to attract, develop and retain the talented people we need to succeed, to better understand and help our clients and build public trust.
Through our CR we’re focused on promoting lifelong learning and increasing numeracy and literacy skills to drive opportunity for people from lower socio-economic backgrounds across the UK.
We believe these are the three barriers to social mobility where we can make the biggest difference.
Lifelong learning is crucial now more than ever. Rapid technological change could see four million UK jobs being replaced by robots in the next decade. At a time when people need the chance to learn new skills, in-work training is actually decreasing.
The ability to understand numbers and analyse data is critical to our success. However 17+ million adults in the UK struggle with basic numeracy, costing the UK economy £20 billion a year.
Literacy is a fundamental skill for our firm and our clients, it is also a core enabler of social mobility. If every child left primary school with the reading skills they need, our economy could be more than £32.1 billion bigger by 2025.