d&i Leaders is proud to be supporting the Aleto Foundation, who recognise that for our country’s leaders to reflect the population at large and to take advantage of the widest range of views and experiences, we need to tackle the challenge of helping young men and women from less-privileged backgrounds to rise to the top.
Our solution…Sharing Success with Tomorrow’s Leaders to Create A LEgacy for TOmorrow: Aleto Foundation’s successful annual summer Leadership Programme exposes young people to leaders in business, politics, media and philanthropy etc and gives them a short sharp confidence boost to propel them towards their goals – academic, vocational or otherwise.
d&i Leaders will be donating £2 for every delegate place sold at our Race at Work Summit 2020. For further information, please visit: www.aletofoundation.org.uk
Business in the Community
Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network – is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent.
We use our Responsible Business Map to guide members on a journey of continuous improvement, working across the whole responsible business agenda. From community engagement to employment, diversity and the circular economy, we offer expert advice and specialist resources, driving best practice by convening, sharing learning and recognising great performance across our influential Network.
Through participation in Business in the Community’s groundbreaking campaigns and programmes, businesses can collaborate and help to bring about lasting change on a wider scale which benefits both business and society.
For further information, please visit: www.bitc.org.uk
BYP Network, described by many as “LinkedIn for black professionals” helps to connect ambitious future leaders for networking purposes and with corporations for job opportunities. Our mission is to ‘change the black narrative’ by bringing together like-minded individuals to collaborate on ideas and to progress within the workforce. Currently, we have a job board, host diversity conferences and have an app currently downloaded in 65 countries. With a network reach of tens of thousands, we’ve worked with top companies such as Spotify, Accenture and Deloitte and have featured in both The Times and the Financial Times. With a total of $250,000 invested into the BYP Network and backing by Sky Corporation, we’re only set to grow.
The idea of BYP Network came about when our founder and CEO, Kike Oniwinde studied abroad and met talented black students. Once back in London, the lack of diversity in the workplace coupled with low opportunities to meet others in the city; prompted the idea.
BYP has been featured in FT, The Times, Evening Standard, Compelo, Daily Mail, Upmarketry, Forbes, Flashpack and many more publications.
For further information, please visit: www.byp-network.com
Kick It Out
Kick It Out is English football’s equality and inclusion organisation.
Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football.
A small independent charity, the ‘Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football’ campaign was established in 1993 in response to widespread calls from clubs, players and fans to tackle racist attitudes existing within the game. Kick It Out was then established as a body in 1997 as it widened out its objectives to cover all aspects of discrimination, inequality and exclusion.
Internationally, Kick It Out has close links to FARE Network, and has been cited as an example of good practice by the Council of Europe, the European Commission, European parliamentarians and the British Council.
For further information, please visit: www.kickitout.org
Recite is a Cloud based web accessibility solution which allows your visitors to customise your site the way they need it to work for them. You can test it out for yourself on this d&i Leaders website.
Easy to use, our award-winning software includes text to speech functionality, dyslexia software, an interactive dictionary, a translation tool with over 100 languages and many other features. Our web accessibility software helps you reach a wider customer base and benefits millions of people who currently miss out on your online content. More visitors will be able to access your digital content at work, at home or on a mobile. Recite works across all devices.
For further information, please visit: www.reciteme.com
ClimateCare is changing the way governments and business tackle climate and development challenges. The group believes that climate change, poverty and sustainable development are so interlinked that they cannot be tackled in isolation. And, given the size of the challenges, ClimateCare cannot rely solely on government aid to solve them. Businesses, governments and civil society must work collectively to deliver the speed and scale of change required to support a sustainable future.
From its offices in the UK and Africa, it works with hundreds of organisations to deliver integrated Climate+Care programmes which protect the environment and improve lives. To date ClimateCare has improved life for over 6 million people whilst cutting 16.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions and has set an ambitious vision for 2020.
d&i Leaders is pleased to offset the carbon emissions associated with our d&i Leaders Race at Work Summit 2020 attendee travel (including speakers, delegates and sponsors) through our carbon offsetting partner ClimateCare. The carbon footprint of attendee travel is balanced with investment into projects that cut carbon and improve lives.
For example, ClimateCare’s Gyapa stoves project brings energy efficient, clean cooking technology to low income households in Ghana. Household adoption of these clean cookstoves reduces exposure to hazardous indoor air pollutants, a primary cause of respiratory disease, improving the health of the cooks, typically women and children.
The clean cookstoves are designed to allow food to be cooked more quickly and require 50-60% less fuel, saving families money and protecting Ghana’s forests, which have one of the highest rates of deforestation in Africa. Stoves are manufactured locally, allowing specialist skills to be developed bringing additional income to businesses within the Gyapa supply chain.
For further information about the projects we are supporting, please visit: https://climatecare.org/projects