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.

Running in yet another London heatwave, Ger Fitzgerald continues his 'Run Ger Run' challenge for the MMK Million by running a half marathon around some of the beautiful parks and tourist attractions... Accompanied by 4 members of the London team, Ger ran across the City of... continue reading
When I heard about the global CSR initiative that we are taking part in for the next two years, it really excited me. In July this year, we launched the Morgan McKinley Million – to raise €1Million by the end of 2018 across the group. To learn more about the initiative,... continue reading
Morgan McKinley Hong Kong has committed to taking part in regular Power Blood sessions in support of the MMK Million fundraising. Each month until the end of the year, a group of ten employees in the office will volunteer to donate blood to people in need. Morgan McKinley... continue reading
On Thursday August 4th, four employees from our Bristol office spent a day volunteering at a local care home on behalf of Bristol based charity Brunelcare. Two of the residents are renewing their vows after 53 years of marriage, so the team were tasked with preparing the... continue reading
Last week Morgan McKinley Hong Kong participated in a collective charity fundraiser to support the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association. This association is a self-financing social enterprise and charitable organization in Hong Kong that offers 24-hour personal caring and... continue reading
The Docklands were overflowing on Saturday with over 13,000 eager competitors who took part in this year’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin ½ Marathon’. This race was the first that Ger FitzGerald and the Morgan McKinley team (Cormac Rogers, Jaclyn Doyle and Jane Hassett) took on as... continue reading
On Saturday 30th July, Morgan McKinley Hong Kong held a workshop session for a group of students in partnership with Jardine One Solution (JOS) and CareER. CareER is a charity we are partnering with for the next 2 years, to help graduates with special needs find careers in... continue reading
This summer myself and my colleague, Niamh McCarthy, took advantage of the Morgan McKinley Million volunteering days and decided to dedicate our working day to getting out and about in the London community! Because we are both Irish professionals living in London we thought... continue reading
On Wednesday 20th July 25 people from our London office took part in the J.P.Morgan Corporate Challenge. Amongst 15,000 participants and in the unusual scorching 29 degree heat, our team all completed the 5.6km run through the iconic Battersea Park in London. The J.P.Morgan... continue reading
On Thursday the 14th of July a group of 16 from the Morgan McKinley team in Dublin took part in the Docklands 5K run, a 5 kilometre race that takes place alongside the river Liffey in Dublin city centre.  You can have a look at the route below (Green marking the start... continue reading