It is now three years since Thrive, Birmingham’s Corporate Social Responsibility Forum, was set up by The Birmingham Post.
Over this time, the Forum has met 15 times and the Thrive page has been published every Tuesday in the newspaper.
Marc Reeves, Editor of The Birmingham Post said: “It is against this background that we have decided to undertake Birmingham business community’s first ever CSR Survey.
“CSR is very topical but we need to understand the substance of what has been achieved in the last few years. The aim of the survey is to evaluate the CSR performance of Birmingham’s corporate community and set a benchmark for further activity and improvements.”
The survey is being conducted online and invitation to take part e-mailed to over 250 businesses based in the financial and professional services sector.
If your business has not received this invitation but you would like to have your company’s views and contribution included, just go here and answer a few simple questions. It will take less than 10 minutes to complete the survey.
Nick Venning, co-founder of Thrive added: “CSR is a leadership issue and we are seeking views from the senior executives and those with specific CSR responsibility. “In 2005, we set out to turn the pockets of best practice around the city into universal common practice that we can all be proud of.
It is vital that we show the wider population of Birmingham that business cares for the communities in which we operate.” The survey will remain open until July 31.
Sarah Gee of cultural marketing consultants Indigo will be conducting survey analysis and results will be published in The Birmingham Post in September.