Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is close to our heart at Evolve and Grow Coaching. We understand that making a contribution to community projects in developing countries is important, and it’s something we have always been keen to become involved in.
The more successful we are as a business, the greater our ability to create sustainability in important areas, and the more opportunities we have to share our skills. This involves financial donations and pro-bono work both nationally and locally. We’re doing what we can to help companies change the way in which they do business, and to help them understand the commitment they need to display in contributing more towards society as a whole. It’s something we’re proud of, and something we’ll continue to push for.
For example, we encountered a business owner in Bali who came from a poor farming background and whom had a wife and three children. He began his career as a street cleaner, and was trained to become a housekeeper in a hotel by a friend. He worked his way up, teaching himself English by watching films and TV, and self-taught himself computer skills by visiting internet cafes. He had a dream – to grow and develop his own courier and guided tour business, but had no money to invest in marketing, or to enable him to build a website.
We found him to be bright, intelligent and extremely hard working, all that he needed was a helping hand. We are proud to say that we have successfully sponsored him by providing pro-bono work and other resources, and we’ve seen his ‘little taxi’ business go from strength to strength.
We have also supplied help for ChildAid to Russia and the Republics. This is a small, Bromley-based charity with over forty years of providing services to the previous territories of the Soviet Union. Their work includes social welfare provision for the most vulnerable families and their children, a day-centre for children and young people living with disabilities, inclusive education for children with disabilities, vocational and independent living skills training for social orphans and free therapeutic paediatric healthcare. They are a life-line for over twelve hundred children and young people plus family members.
“We work by taking the tried and trusted processes used by large, successful corporations and implementing them in a practical way that suits small-to-medium-sized Trade businesses. Our solutions must deliver financial return for our clients for us to feel satisfied that we’ve achieved our aim.”
— Alison Warner
One of our core principles is to make a sustainable impact to communities in need. We support several charities in the developing world and as our business grows so does that level of support. We do this via financial donations and by passing on skills and knowledge to generate greater independence.