IUA Circular 004/19

“No Act of Kindness – no matter how small – is ever wasted” (Aesop)

Collaboration, Community Engagement and Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace with

Wendy Wilder, Executive Director, IICF UK

IICF (Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation) is a unique foundation that represents the entire Insurance industry and brings together experienced as well as young professionals who have a passion for making a difference and

Annie Williams, Director of Fundraising, Beanstalk

Beanstalk recruit, train and support volunteers to provide consistent, one-to-one literacy support to children aged 3-13 who need our help and support to improve their reading ability and confidence.

Event Date:  Wednesday 06 February 2019

Time:  12noon to 1pm

Venue:  ACORD Conference Room, 8th floor, 1 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3

Subject:  This market briefing will explore ways in which companies can connect with the local communities in which we live and work give employees a sense of purpose and to help companies cultivate a culture of engaged employees in ways that create benefit for business and society.

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager (0207 617 4451)

Attendees are asked to bring their favourite book for Q&A session at the briefing!

This is a free event, but names and email addresses of all attendees are required for registration.  Please click here to register.

Giving to charity is not a duty but a joy and many insurance market organisations are demonstrating their commitment to various causes in collaboration with The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, bringing the industry’s social purpose to life.

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) generates the Industry’s social purpose in uniting the industry to partake in volunteer service, leadership and grants to social mobility charities. By working together with IICF, companies are delivering activities that address critical issues faced by local communities and create tangible benefits for business and society. By uniting the industry in grants, volunteer service and leadership, companies working together with IICF, can deliver activities that address critical issues faced by local communities and create tangible benefits for business and society.

From recent research by Deloittes (2017), 88% of millennials reportedly want to work for a socially responsible company. When it comes to corporate donations to charity, businesses give in several ways, including grants or cash donations, related marketing, gifts and sponsorships. Companies also incorporate work placement donations through employees giving their time to charity, such as Beanstalk in spending time in schools reading with students. By engaging employees to commit to a charitable cause will help to develop communication and teamwork skills and enhance confidence and empathy in the workplace.

At this market briefing, our speaker, Wendy Wilder, will will enlighten all regarding the charitable work of The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) since inception in the UK from 2015.  In addition, we will hear from Annie Williams of the charity Beanstalk, working in partnership with IICF to develop leaders of today and the future, and to create prosperous companies and communities.

As Beanstalk promote and encourage reading, Annie Willliams will ask the audience to state their favourite paperback and see if crime, comedy or biographical books are the most popular! Any attendee who would like to read from their favourite tome will win a prize!

Our Speakers:

Wendy Wilder
joined the IICF when the London Division (‘IICF UK’) launched in June 2015, and since this time has worked with Board members to establish and grow the Foundation in the UK. Wendy has over 20 years of international strategy and corporate responsibility (CR) experience helping companies improve performance and strengthen responsible business practices. She has worked as a consultant to Pharmaceutical, Retail and Insurance companies, as a volunteer in Dhaka, Bangladesh and as Head of Strategy & Planning at AIG

Annie Williams has extensive experience in fundraising, having raised six figure sums at The Prince's Trust and The Start Up Loan Company. Prior to this she had a successful background in the business sector.  As a self-motivated and ambitious individual with a proven track record in influencing, building and maintaining strong relationships with high net worth individuals, Annie and her team are committed to managing Beanstalks’ strategy, operations, fundraising, communications and finances.

As a member of the CPD (Continuing Personal or Professional Development) Certification Service the IUA is committed to providing high quality training activities. Our market briefing events are certified as being suitable for CPD purposes. To obtain a self assessment form for any particular event please email Deborah Finch. These forms will be issued after each individual event upon request.

For events held in the conference rooms at Balls Bros., Minster Pavement, America Square Conference Centre, Apex Hotel, Grange Hotel or Baltic Exchange you will not require an entrance pass but we will require a note of your attendance for room capacity and catering requirements.