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. 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.

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
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