Charity partnerships recognised at Better Society Awards

Written by Matt Ritchie

CARE International, IntoUniversity, and Rays of Sunshine and were among the charities recognised at the second annual Better Society Awards in London last night.

Hogan Lovells was recognised for its work with CARE International in the Partnership with an International Charity category, while UBS was awarded the Partnership with a National Charity award for its support of IntoUniversity.

Royal Mail Group and Missing People received a high commendation in the Partnership with a National Charity category.

The Partnership with a Children’s Charity award went to The Fragrance Shop for its partnership with Rays of Sunshine.

Everton in the Community, Everton FC’s official charity, took away the Communication Award.

Nationwide Building Society took away the Innovation Award alongside Macmillan Cancer Support. Commercial firms recognised for the quality of their service to charities include Rathbones Investment Management and Ecclesiastical Insurance.

The awards are run by the Better Society Network and recognise the contribution the private sector makes towards making the world a fairer, healthier, and safer place. A number of categories recognise charities in partnership with businesses, and outstanding service to the voluntary sector from commercial companies.

The awards, sponsored by Ansvar, and supported by Charity Times, Heart of the City and UKSIF, saw around 300 guests gather to celebrate the achievements of commercial organisations in creating a better society.


Pro Bono Company of the Year
Ethical Business Award
WINNER: Ethicall
Diversity Award
WINNER: Columbia Threadneedle
Transparent Reporting of the Year
Best Scheme to Encourage Staff Fundraising
Ethical Investment Fund of the Year
WINNER: Abundance Investment
Consultancy of the Year
WINNER: Tarnside Consulting
Accountancy Company of the Year
WINNER: Sayer Vincent
Bank of the Year
WINNER: Triodos Bank
Insurance Company of the Year
WINNER: Ecclesiastical Insurance
Asset Manager of the Year
WINNER: Rathbone Investment Management
Commitment to the Local Community Award - sponsored by Ansvar
WINNER: Berkeley Group
National Commitment to the Community Award
WINNER: Land Securities Group
Partnership with a Children’s Charity
WINNER: The Fragrance Shop and Rays of Sunshine
Partnership with a National Charity
WINNER: UBS and IntoUniversity
Highly commended: Royal Mail Group and Missing People
Partnership with an International Charity
WINNER: Hogan Lovells and CARE International
Innovation Award
WINNER: Nationwide Building Society and Macmillan Cancer Support
Carbon Reduction/Offset Programme of the Year
WINNER: Marks and Spencer
Staff Education Award
WINNER: East of England Co-op
Efficient Energy Use Award
Built Environment Award
WINNER: The Crown Estate
Communications Award
WINNER: Everton in the Community
Waste Management & Recycling Programme of the Year
WINNER: Greggs

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