Team London business engagement strategy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2859
Question By: 
Len Duvall
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you provide me with an update on your business engagement strategy, including targets of number of businesses and the amount of sponsorship you aim to raise as a result?

Answer

Answer for Team London business engagement strategy

Answer for Team London business engagement strategy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Team London engages with business to recognise the importance of volunteering. 

 

We have, and are, hosting engagement events, writing to both CEO level and HR/CSR lead level and working through strategic partners including the CIPD, Step Up to Serve and London First to encourage business to sign up to the Mayor's Corporate Commitment (MCC).  To date 93 businesses have signed up to the MCC and our target is to exceed 100 businesses.

In addition we work with the business sector to partner with us on specific programmes.  Over £3 million has been raised to date from external funding/Value in Kind which exceeds the Team London original targets.  We continue to engage with a range of businesses/trusts on newer programmes to raise an additional £0.9 million.