Social impact for business
Raising the Bar is a social impact for business initiative, run by the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, which aims to help businesses of all sizes to achieve their social impact aims. Our Chamber connections help us to pair businesses who are looking to go above and beyond, with charities or non-for-profits who need their help – whether that be through volunteering, donations or fundraising.
Measure your social impact
Our free Benchmarking tool allows businesses to measure their current social impact in four main areas; Education, Economy, Environment and Community. The answers you provide will be presented as a spider diagram, allowing you to compare your social impact against other businesses with similar demographics. This will help you to target future activities and aid you in meeting your social impact goals.
Opportunities for social impact
The ‘opportunities’ section enables you to advertise social impact opportunities to businesses within the Chamber network. Not-for-profits, charities or individuals aiming to promote a good cause can request help from these businesses by emailing opportunities or requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate your social impact
The annual ‘Raising the bar Awards’ is a fantastic opportunity for businesses and employees to gain recognition for the extra effort they have put into their social impact, supporting and improving their local area. It is a highlight of the West and North Yorkshire business calendar, with awards being presented in our four key areas – Community, Education, Environment and Economy.
Promote your social impact
Share your stories with Chamber members and the wider business community with articles published on yorkshire-business.co.uk, with potential inclusion in the Chamber quarterly magazine.
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