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.

Early last week, Cem Baris, Ian Palmer, Darren Burns and I headed off to West London to volunteer at the Acton Homeless Concern Centre. On arrival we were greeted by Carol who controls the kitchen, and Iain who chairs the charity.  Following a 30 second intro into who they... continue reading
Five people. One car called Sharron. 1351 miles of road driving. Three peaks 26 miles of mountain climbing A little bit of blood, a lot of sweat and a few tears A lot of fun £3821.84 raised for Bliss – Morgan McKinley UK's chosen charity for this year.   We set off on... continue reading
On the 21st July this year I made my Morgan McKinley Million pledge to raise £400 for the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance who carry out life saving work for sick and injured people in South East England and surrounding areas. I took part in the 100km Thames Path... continue reading
Finsbury and Clerkenwell Volunteers: Delivering frontline services to the community   I really enjoyed volunteering at the lunch club for the elderly in Old Street. It was such a great pleasure providing a few hours of my time giving something back to the community. I was... continue reading
Welcome to our first MMK Million Update! And what a couple of months it has been… Since our launch day at the start of July, we have seen our CSR activities grow well beyond our previous efforts across all offices. So far we have contributed €83,490 toward local charities... continue reading
Morgan McKinley UK COO, David Leithead, climbed Europe's highest mountain Mont Blanc, as part of the MMK Million, raising money for our charity partner, Bliss. Over the 5 day trip, David, with his climbing partner and a guide, first climbed the tallest mountain in Italy,... continue reading
Group COO, Ger Fitzgerald, teamed up with four other keen runners from the Tokyo office for the Japanese leg of his MMK Million Run Ger Run challenge. Earlier this year, Morgan McKinley launched the MMK Million; our global challenge to raise €1million by the end of 2018 for... continue reading
There is a sensation you get that comes with the word ‘Cancer’. That gut wrenching, pit of stomach dropping, gulping feeling you get when someone you know breaks the news; “I have cancer”. There are few more chilling phrases. We feel a heavy wave of sadness, empathy, or... continue reading
With a number of initiatives running across our business to give back to our community and fundraise for charities, my team decided we would spend an afternoon and evening cooking for the children and their families at Ronald McDonald House out at Westmead. It was a big... continue reading
To celebrate the Olympic Games of Rio 2016, Morgan McKinley had it's very own Olympic Torch which made it's way across our global offices. Whichever office the torch visited, fundraising and team games followed! Here's an account of our global 'pass the torch' challenge.... continue reading