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Investors in Community outline 2020 growth ambitions

Charitable giving platform, Investors in Community, has set out its ambitions for 2020, aiming for substantial growth.

The unique system is already starting to help businesses such as Balfour Beatty, Specsavers, Mansfield Building Society and Tomlinson Construction to manage corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities and engage with charities and community organisations across the UK. In 2020, Investors in Community is setting out to expand the platform even further, hoping to on-board over 70+ new businesses and sign up an additional 1,000 registered charities.

Companies can provide individual Investors in Community profiles for each employee and then use the platform to track and measure the CSR work of staff, using the inbuilt real-time reporting and auditing tools.

Over the past 12-months, Investors in Community has made a major investment in new state of the art blockchain architecture, meaning data shared on the platform is protected to the highest security levels, matching those of the most sensitive government services, through its close partnership with IBM.

Commenting on the growth plans, Managing Director of Investors in Community, Phil Webb said: “We have been involved in a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure our platform is as accessible as possible for charities and businesses of all sizes. Investors in Community will always be free to use for registered charities and it is our ambition to approach all of the 160,000+ eligible organisations in the UK over the next year to set out the benefits of registering on the platform.”

Outlining the benefits to businesses, he continued: “Our unique community credits scheme gives businesses and their employees a way of quantifying their charitable giving, and offers a tangible route to determining the impact of CSR initiatives.

“For corporations interested in the Investors in Community platform, we will be inviting businesses to IBM’s South Bank client centre on 27 February to hear more about our vision for the new age of corporate giving.”