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.

Team China had it's first MMK Million activity last weekend and we all went out to a suburban area of Shanghai called Songjiang on a nice Saturday morning, equipped with lots of coffee and a positive attitude to contribute to a better environment by planting some trees.... continue reading
Based in various offices across our global business, 18 ladies share their experiences and opinions for the International Women's Day 2017 campaign #BeBoldForChange Question 1: Tell us about a time where you pushed the boundaries and were bold Question 2: What makes you... continue reading
On February 15th Henderson Global Investors hosted Investment 2020’s Insight Day, attracting over 50 students from schools across the UK and from the Career Ready programme to partake in an interactive day giving an insight into Investment Management. This particular event... continue reading
Tuesday 14th February 2017, the Strategy team at Morgan Mckinley endeavoured to raise money for Lou’s Place; our chosen charity in Sydney, by holding a speed dating singles night. We started by finding an excellent venue in Tipple Bar, centrally located offering great Beers... continue reading
Traditionally, Valentine’s Day in Japan is when women bestow their loved ones with boxes of homemade chocolates. Rather than following tradition, Morgan McKinley Tokyo rolled out a gender neutral office-wide bake sale for our first CSR event of 2017! We had 10 volunteers... continue reading
As most of my colleagues know, I like to run! Not one to shy away from a challenge like marathons or 20 miles obstacle courses (gratuitous showing off there), I have been looking for a fresh challenge this year.  I was bullied into this year's goal by my loving and... continue reading
With 2016 already becoming a distant memory, we have taken the opportunity to reflect on the fantastic progress we made in the past 6 months since the launch of the MMK Million. Already we have raised and volunteered in excess of €200,000 across our 16 global offices. That... continue reading
As many of you at this stage will know, the pledge was made and the pledge has now been honoured... Six Half Marathons down!! Dublin, Ireland - 6th August - 2hrs 8 mins London, UK - 24th August - 2hrs 53 mins Tokyo, Japan - 7th September - 2hrs 45 mins Cork, Ireland - 28th... continue reading
The 12th annual FIT For Charity Run ( Financial Industry in Tokyo For Charity Run ) was held on Sunday, December 11th. Over 5000 runners from financial services and related firms participated the event, which ended up being held on a cool yet sunny day. Funds raised by the... continue reading
During the October half term, a dozen volunteers from Morgan McKinley’s London office partnered with Investment 2020 to lead a Networking Workshop for Sixth Form students looking to move into Asset Management.  In an interactive session, Morgan McKinley presented to over 50... continue reading