Local community involvement
At London Business School we believe it’s important to give something back to the community. The School supports staff, faculty and students to make a difference through their volunteering activities and community initiatives.
Supporting the wider community
As a truly global organisation, our volunteers maintain a number of partnerships around the world.
Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development movement. Our student volunteers participate in skill-based programmes that work in partnership with community members in developing countries.
Our e-mentors also support the Cherie Blair Foundation using interactive Google technology to provide advice and inspiration to female entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies.
In the UK we have partnered with Career Academies UK, Young Enterprise and Enabling Enterprise to inspire young people – mostly from socio-economically deprived backgrounds – to fulfil their potential. We mentor teenagers, teach students of all ages about business and deliver inspirational talks on topics such as leadership, networking and influencing.
Supporting our local community
A neighbouring community – the Ward of Church Street - has 50% of children living in poverty; the highest of any ward in London. We collaborate with a number of community partners including Vital Regeneration, City West Homes and The Church Army, to make an impact on those living in the most deprived areas.
Local community project ideas are either forged through these partnerships or developed within the School.
Our activities include:
- Renovating and painting local community facilities
- Delivering job skills workshops
- Sharing professional experience and expertise
- Reading with primary school children
- Collecting toys for underprivileged children in the run-up to Christmas
- Organising a spring festival and sports tournament
Events and promotion
We regularly host speaker events on campus in support of charities or to help publicise volunteering opportunities. Recent speakers have included Camila Batmangelidjh, Founder and Director of Kids Company and James Cochrane, Chairman of the British Red Cross.
Source: End Child Poverty Commission (Feb 2013)