'It's not all about the bottom line: companies who give back can have better staff loyalty, engagement and productivity'
The Guardian, February 2018
Why CSR works for you
Giving back may be the best way forward according to a recent article in The Guardian.
Journalist Seb Murray writes that there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that the numerous benefits of undertaking CSR far outweigh any concerns over financial performance.
Committing to voluntary work in the community benefits not only residents but staff too.
Call it ‘the feel good’ factor if you like because it can do wonders for staff morale and, as a consequence, productivity.
How can you get involved?
Firstly, you and your workforce have transferable skills that could benefit Walsall's Community and Voluntary Sector. We're planning a series of workshops that you could support or even deliver; themes like ICT, GDPR,Capital Assets, Legal, Finance or Social Media and Marketing. It's the kind of information that can be invaluable to a small charity and your time and expertise could make a huge difference.
Email us if you'd like to get involved in the Skillshare Workshops email@example.com
Also, our friends at One Walsall have created a Business Engaging Communities (#becsystem) web page where you can register to take part in a range of activities. Visit the site by clicking this LINK
Or perhaps you'd prefer to get involved in environmental or green space actvities?
A litter pick is the simplest and most effective way to make a difference in your community.
Find out if there's a litter picking event that you can take part in HERE
A clean, healthy environment is good for the borough of Walsall and for our local economy. It plays an important role in improving our wellbeing and it helps our businesses to be more successful. You can sign your company up to the Walsall Community Litter Charter
Our parks provide opportunities for play and relaxation and businesses can play a vital role in supporting them. Companies, customers and communities can and should thrive together.
Visit the Rethinking Parks website to discover the environmental, ethical and philanthropic ways you can support these priceless, community assets or email the Healthy Spaces Team.
Why not tell us what your company is doing?
Walsall Economic Board is beginning to map CSR work both current and planned with a view to providing a strategic lead to reduce duplication and ensure the widest possible benefits within the borough.
If your company is engaged in CSR work, we’d love to hear from you,
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to promote your efforts using the hashtag #WalsallCSR
Here is the chair of the Walsall Economic Board's CSR group, Tarra Simmons to explain why CSR is important to Mid Counties Cooperative and Walsall: