Investors in Community

A digital platform to help family businesses coordinate, track and measure their social value and impact. 

 

The Family Business Network is working collaboratively with Investors in Community (IIC) to support the family business sector by providing a cohesive framework and a unified digital tool to serve the growing Corporate Social Responsibility expectations and requirements faced by family businesses.

The unique IIC platform not only connects businesses and individuals with charities and community groups but also enables businesses to show that by working together through the five ways of giving, powerful and evidenced social impact can be measured tracked and recorded.

Who are Investors in Community? 

Investors in Community was formed to address and improve the relationships between the third sector and businesses.  They have created a unique platform that facilitates all forms of giving, fostering closer ties between businesses and communities to create a movement for good.

The IIC platform is the most effective way of connecting organisations, individuals, charities, and community groups to show that by working together powerful and evidenced social impact can be created.

​Investors in Community provides the perfect opportunity to improve the world we live in for future generations, by not only reducing the negative impact we have on the environment, but by building a better and cohesive society.

Charities and individuals can use the Investors in Community platform for Free. 100% of the money donated through their platform stays in the charity sector.

A quick introduction to the IIC platform

 

What is CSR and how does it impact my family business?

The concept of companies integrating social and environmental concerns in their business operations and culture is known through many different terms: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Social Responsibility, ethical trading.

The terminology is largely irrelevant, it’s what family businesses do, the approach they take and how they value, measure, verify and demonstrate this that matters.

Today it is widely accepted that organisations have a relationship with the communities in which they operate and a part to play in sharing the responsibility for looking after the environment.

Many family businesses naturally incline towards supporting the local communities in which they operate. However, many don't effectively manage, track and verify this activity, which is now a must-do exercise"

Phil Webb, CEO – Investors in Community

What other family businesses say…

“As a family business owner, I was never really aware of what CSR was, yet even so we had a clear purpose; we were built on a foundation of giving back and supporting our workforce right from the very start.

When you have a business that is built upon people, communities and each of your employees work from the company’s core values and purpose, that’s where the magic really starts to happen”  Rayner Davies – A&R Cleaning and Security Services

“Being a family business, the largest private employer in the region, with hundreds of years of heritage and in a rural location brings huge responsibilities beyond any financial performance.

We should never underestimate the impact of how we conduct ourselves in areas such as employment, local economies, the environment & education. The company’s impact spans far and wide ” –Phil Wild, CEO – James Cropper PLC 

Why invest in a social value strategy?

How the IIC platform helps you show CSR impact

IIC have developed an easy to use CSR management tool with a key focus to ensure that organisations can stay in control of their giving. Organisations can manage staff volunteering their time during work hours and the donations by the business – all of which can be filtered into valuable impact reports that will help you show what good looks like.

Their live marketplace is able to show causes in your area, but if you have other charities that you want to support that are not listed, simply point them at the platform and they can join for free. If you or they need help, IIC have a support team to assist.

Every act of giving is measured and rewarded by IIC’s unique, automated Community Credits scheme. These can then be used to show your organisations social value. This becomes a really powerful way to engage and retain staff, attract new talent, build brand loyalty and reputation and so much more.

Interested in getting your family business signed up?

Follow the easy step-by-step guide to signing up your business

Contact the team at IIC for more information, a demo of the platform or for any specific queries

Related Media

Listen to a recent podcast featuring IIC founder, Phil Webb

 

‘The evolution of ESG in family businesses’, Tom McGinness – Global Leader of Family Business for KPMG Private Enterprise, UK

Read a blog on ‘Social impact in family businesses’ by Phil Webb – Founder of IIC

 

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