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.

1st December means the ‘c’ word is no longer a taboo; it’s officially the countdown to CHRISTMAS. Lights are up (some since the summer it seems), Christmas trees are appearing and everyone is getting a little festive, so our London People Team took the opportunity to head... continue reading
On Sunday 19th November, a group of volunteers from our Hong Kong team office took part in the CareER “Let’s Walk Together” Annual Fundraising Event. The event took place at the Science Park in Shatin from 8am - 1pm. The options were to run either 5 miles or 10 miles, or to... continue reading
Morgan McKinley set out mid 2016 to raise €1,000,000 for a variety of charities over a three year period through monetary contributions and volunteering.  This year each member of the Board pledged a personal goal. Hence Pat Fitzgerald, Group CEO, suggested a cycle to and... continue reading
Last week, during the school half term, fifteen Morgan McKinley Consultants went down to Aviva Investors to join fifty sixth form students to take part in an 'Insight day' into the world of investment management, hosted by Investment 2020. Ahead of a networking lunch where... continue reading
6 people, 96 miles, 3 days, 1 charity = 1 amazing Morgan McKinley Million experience! It was an inauspicious start to our journey as we arrived in Glasgow and struggled to find our car hire meeting point. This wasn’t a good indication of things to come if we were getting... continue reading
Our team in Dublin take a volunteering day out of the office to help cook for families at Ronald McDonald House Charity, Dublin. We had a great morning preparing a hearty lunch which was perfect for the cold September day. Chili Con Carne was on the menu for the families at... continue reading
At 9am on Friday 25th August, 8 Morgan McKinley volunteers began one of the toughest team endurance challenges in the world, The Oxfam Trailwalker; tackling 100km of undulated terrain in under 48 hours with no sleep, in an effort to raise vital funds for Oxfam. This event... continue reading
In February this year the IT department decided to do their part for MMK Million and fundraise for the Conquer Cancer Charity. We needed to come up with an event that would be a stretch, that would challenge us and would raise as much money as possible for a cause that has... continue reading
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
Last Friday, six enthusiastic employees set off to try their hand at gardening with Roots and Shoots and further contribute to the Morgan McKinley Million. As part of the Morgan McKinley Million each employee is given two days a year to volunteer for a charity of their... continue reading

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