CSR: Improving lives together

We all know the importance of putting back into the community that we live and work in. That’s why at every office we have around the world we all take the time to raise money, volunteer and sponsor charities to help reshape our community.

At the start of 2016 we set ourselves a new goal: to enhance our CSR efforts across our global business. Our challenge as an organisation is to contribute the equivalent of a million euros to charities and worthy causes across the Morgan McKinley global footprint of offices by the end of 2018. We call it the Morgan McKinley Million.

In short it is about harnessing the collective goodwill and team spirit of our 800 people to do more by going beyond to improve the lives of others. In order for us to do this we have to push ourselves well beyond what we have done in the past. To put into context, this will be at least 10 times more than we have done in the last 3 years! So we organised teams in every country: Ireland, UK, France, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Australia to really start planning, and on the 5th July 2016 we launched the initiative across our Global business.

From the UK to Australia and Tokyo to Singapore, we all participate in a range of events and fundraisers, and you can be a part of it too! We’ve partnered with charities such as Unicef (Hong Kong), Bliss (UK), Careers Ready (UK), River of Hearts (Shanghai), and Lou's Place (Australia), to name just a few. Our staff have participated in Nuts Challenge obstacle courses, Sorting Days, marathons, and bake sales to raise money for those in need. Have a look at some of our events that we’ve done around the world and see how you could take part when you work at Morgan McKinley.

I must admit, the pledging part was the easiest bit as I had committed to it such a long time ago... Reality struck when I needed to ‘GET FIT’ and ‘GET THE GEAR’ (getting fit took marginally longer!). My Morgan McKinley Million pledge was to climb 3 mountains (c. 3,000... continue reading
So yet again the wonderful, annual cycle4haiti event rolled around. - now in its 8th year - where scores of people cycle coast-to- coast from Dublin to Galway over a weekend. Come rain, hail or shine, those wheels must turn to cover the 240 km to Eyre Square in Galway.  All... continue reading
Our non-exec Director, Stewart Rogers, completes his pledge of climbing to the top of the Scottish mountain Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1,345 metres above sea level. For stage 1, Stewart endured a 70k hill climb... followed by an additional 11k... continue reading
The MMK Board made a pledge that as well as our individual MMK Millions efforts throughout 2017, we would also volunteer at something together. We decided to inflict our cooking skills onto the families that stay at the wonderful Ronald McDonald house in Dublin. What a... continue reading
When I submitted my Board Pledged to complete the Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon it all seemed a long way off and plenty time to get the training in, but time flies when you're having fun and lo and behold, the date with destiny arrived rather suddenly... The event involved ... continue reading
It is hard to believe that this time last year we started our Morgan McKinley Million journey. The response from everyone has been overwhelming. Thank you to all who have done something to help improve the lives of those less fortunate than us. Your efforts, creativity and... continue reading
Morgan McKinley’s two Oxfam Trailwalker teams took to the first part of the official trail this weekend to test our metal against the 100km route, today ticking off 32km.  Our two foolhardy teams, the Morgan McKinley Diamonds and Morgan McKinley Dynamos are comprised of 8... continue reading
A few weeks ago, Niamh, Alex, Sophie and Emma spent the day with the Vauxhall Foodbank for our #MMKMillion Pledge. The purpose of the Foodbank is to help ‘People in Crises’ who might have suddenly found themselves without work, in debt, declared bankrupt or simply just... continue reading
On June 8th, myself and 8 colleagues were invited to attend the 'Bliss Uncorked' event: a night consisting of wine tasting, a wine quiz, and a silent auction. A select few were invited to this exclusive event to say thank you for the amazing fundraising contributed to Bliss... continue reading
I am delighted to report the successful completion of my 2017 Morgan McKinley Million pledge – which was to run the TRANSLANTAU trail race, held annually on the beautiful island of Lantau in the South China Sea.  It is a 25km trail run over some serious mountains, and I was... continue reading

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