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.

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
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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
Giving back to the community is great feeling, especially when you get to do so for a great cause. For us, charity work is a win-win for all involved, even more so when it’s actively encouraged in the workplace. As part of the Morgan McKinley Million target we're lucky... continue reading
The Hong Kong team welcomed a group of 25 high school students to their office from Chan Shu Kui Memorial School and partnered with us for their 'Workplace Exploration Day'. The purpose of this session was to give an overview of what recruitment consists of by introducing... continue reading
A team of 5 from our London office visit Brockwell Park for a volunteering day of gardening. As part of our Morgan McKinley Million challenge we took the opportunity to head down to Brockwell Park for a day of volunteering. Our time was spent gardening at the mercy of Andy... continue reading
Morgan McKinley Hong Kong has recently been awarded the Caring Company Logo in recognition of its commitment in caring for the community, caring for the employees and the environment.  The Hong Kong team has indeed actively participated in a number of CSR activities via the... continue reading
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