Tom will assist clients with the development of innovative and far-reaching workplace volunteering and giving programmes, embedding the ethic of corporate citizenship within international target organisations. In addition, he will facilitate internal ISO 26000 training in community involvement and development, thereby helping organisations benefit from these guidelines as appropriate to their operations.
Tom has extensive experience of working with not-for-profit organisations at the national and international levels. He has represented and advised many community groups and charities, guided government policy on third-sector issues and engaged private sector organisations in the third-sector. Tom delivers outstanding commitment to both community not-for-profit organisations as well as international development charities. He is currently Chair of Concern Worldwide (UK) and a patron of Read International, winner of Best International Aid and Development Charity in 2010.
Tom served for 13 years as the MP for High Peak, Derbyshire during which time he chaired a government advisory group on third-sector commissioning and sat on the Commission on the Future of Volunteering. He was a political aide to Hilary Benn at the Department for International Development for a number of years.
Tom is a skilled speaker, facilitator, author and journalist, regularly contributing to The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network amongst other publications. Passionate about the role of business-charity partnerships, the so-called fourth sector, his first book entitled “Partners for Good”, is due to be published next Spring. Here, Tom examines how these cross-sector partnerships have developed and become an integral part of sustainable business practice. “Partners for Good” also looks at the evolution of social responsibility, reviewing today’s most comprehensive win-win strategies.
Tim Roberts, Managing Director of Good Measures, commented, “We are delighted to have Tom on board with his expertise, vision and savvy third/fourth sector knowledge. His expertise and clear passion for cross-sector partnerships will be a real asset to our clients. We are already enjoying working with him on the development game-changing, cross-sector strategies which will deliver cost-saving to charities and private sector partnerships. Together, we will begin to make sense of what a truly big society can deliver.”
In return, Tom added, “It’s great to have the corporate consulting power and people engagement expertise of the highly-experienced and international Good Measures team to call upon. In addition, the stakeholder portal technology will provide faster and more effective routes to all manner of stakeholders in third and fourth sector partnerships. With our combined resources, we will deliver much stronger and better aligned strategies which connect donor straight to recipient in real time and continuously. Good Measures’ One Planet WorkplaceTM concept will be one to watch in coming years.”
Notes for editors
Why a One Planet WorkplaceTM?
The WWF reports that collectively we currently use 1.5 planet’s worth of bio-production capacity1. The One Planet initiative, founded by WWF and BioRegional, is designed to ensure that we consume the Earth’s resources at a sustainable pace in order that they can be renewed
The London 2012 Olympics embraces this in all elements of design, construction and implementation. In England, there are now three One Planet communities built to encourage behaviour change and the Welsh Assembly has pledged to become the first One Planet country
The workplace accounts for 12% of all GHG emissions in the UK
Transport is the UK’s fastest growing source of GHG emissions with commuter and business travel constituting nearly 40% of all car miles2, so lowering the amount and intensiveness of work-related travel will make a powerful contribution to reducing the UK’s carbon footprint
Further supporting data and information about One Planet WorkplaceTM can be found in the attached FAQs: The truth about workplace sustainability, volunteering and giving
Good Measures Limited
Founded in 2008, Good Measures is a sustainability and CSR consultancy specialising in employee engagement and change management around facts and hard data
We are strong advocates of the role of personal responsibility in achieving corporate social responsibility and sustainability targets, leading to cost savings, improved efficiency and increased competitiveness
Good Measures’ systems can be fully integrated with financial data and corporate ERP systems to create annual audits of CSR and sustainability – overall it aims to build a real-life, self-driven, internal green economy
It currently operates from London, UK and Minneapolis, USA with an international network of long-established and highly-experienced associates
For further information please visit www.good-measures.com, or contact, in the:
UK - Tim Roberts - +44 (0) 207 836 5732; email@example.com
USA - Anne Sutton - +1 612 396 3873; firstname.lastname@example.org
1 WWF, Living Planet Report 2010
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Good Measures offers best-of-breed solutions to give your organisation unrivalled confidence in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR), which can include volunteering and charity giving. We work directly with your employees and other stakeholders to help you achieve your CSR targets and, at the same time, we deliver four crucial benefits: smarter processes, reduced environmental impact, engaged people and an enhanced brand.