The Trust Partnership is very pleased to announce it has become the first Certified B Corporation in Gloucestershire, and part of a growing movement of people using business as a force for good!
Founded in 2005, we’re a social enterprise that specialises in managing charitable trusts, and advising some of the UK’s largest businesses on their community investment and employee engagement programmes. From our Gloucestershire HQ, our 30 staff and associates manage the philanthropic activities of foundations, such as The Radcliffe Trust and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, making grants of more than £8million each year to good causes.
We are excited that we’ve not only been able to build a thriving business, but to do so on strong ethical foundations. The way we treat our staff, clients and other stakeholders is really important to us, and becoming a Certified B Corporation is evidence of our positive impact locally, and on the sector as a whole. We believe it’s possible to be a good business, and a profitable one at the same time.
Our team are offered flexible working hours, the opportunity to job share and work remotely. Their donations to good causes are matched by the business, and they are encouraged to volunteer for local charities. We manage all this through a brilliant online platform – Spark – created by our Canadian partners at Benevity.
The B Corp certification process will help us set targets for reducing our environmental impact and to monitor all aspects of our operations to ensure we’re living up to our social mission.
Certified B Corporations are part of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 1,400 Certified B Corporations in over 120 industries and 40 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.