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Social Impact for Business
Raising the Bar is a Chamber-run business initiative. Our focus is to help develop, implement, and sustain social impact programs in our regional area. The West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce aims to bring our members together, to partner up and go above and beyond to serve the community you operate in. Whether this is done through fund raising, donations or employee volunteering opportunities, we want to see the change you’re making.
The Benchmarking tool allows for organisations to measure their social impact in 4 key areas: Education, Economy, Environment, and Community. Your responses will be presented in an easy-to-understand visual manner. It’s important to be honest, once your visual has been generated, you’ll then be able to compare your results against other companies.
Creating opportunities is a great way for you to being working on your social impact. This function will allow you to promote your activities to the Chambers network of contacts. 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.
Awards and Reward
Annually, the Raising the bar Awards is the highlight of the business calendar. This is our way of rewarding you for your hard work; making social impact happen. We want to see you making real change in your local area by: taking part in charity work, supporting and investing in the community, or partnering with other members working on similar projects.
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. Anything from successfully completed programs or updates on a project your working on, we want to promote and share your work.
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