Foundations for Responsible Business

Foundations for Responsible Business
Katie Rogers
Katie Rogers
Heart of the City

Heart of the City's Foundations for Responsible Business programme supports SMEs from across the UK to develop a responsible business approach, focused on people, environment and community.

This includes understanding how their business can: 

  • reduce their environmental impact and reach net zero
  • build a more diverse workforce
  • support their local community
  • look after their employees’ wellbeing 

And much more! The programme takes place online and can be done at a time and pace to suit your business. 

Core elements of the programme include:

  • A responsible business health check
  • Online, live events including workshops, masterclasses and surgery sessions
  • Connect and work with responsible business experts from Heart of the City's ambassador network, including: Nando's, Bank of England, DLA Piper, Octopus and more.
  • Dedicated account manager for 1:1 support
  • 1:1 sessions with responsible business experts
  • Access to an online portal and resources
  • Being part of a community of SMEs who want to be a force for good.

Responsible business isn't just about doing the right thing, it helps businesses stay competitve, attract and keep great people and strengthen brand reputation. To date, over 1000 businesses have taken part. Find out more and join the programme here:

Eligibility requirements

Foundations for Responsible Business is open to all businesses with up to 250 FTE employees. If your business is based in the London borough's of Camden, Islington, Hackney and Southwark your business may be eligible for a fully-funded place on the programme in 2022.

Katie Rogers
Katie Rogers
Heart of the City

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