Morgan Stanley today announced the launch of the fifth annual UK Strategy Challenge, the Firm’s signature skills-based volunteering programme, delivered by Pilotlight. Over the next eight weeks, teams of Morgan Stanley employees will work with five leading charities in the UK to solve their mission-critical challenges.
“At Morgan Stanley, we know our best asset is our employees’ ability to deliver innovative solutions and are committed to applying their advice to help our non-profit partners amplify their impact on the communities they serve,” said Joan Steinberg, Global Head of Philanthropy.
Bruce McCombie, Head of Partnerships at Pilotlight, said: “The Strategy Challenge is a fantastic example of the skilled-volunteering programmes we deliver with our Business Partners. Over the next eight weeks we will guide and coach teams of Morgan Stanley employees to provide this year’s charities with the analysis and recommendations they need to overcome their biggest challenges and increase their impact.”
Pilotlight is very proud to support the five charities taking part in this year’s Morgan Stanley UK Strategy Challenge:
Access Sport – Access Sport uses the power of sport to enhance the life prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people living in deprived inner city areas of England. They provide intensive support and training for inspirational coaches, volunteers and young leaders, empowering them to build thriving an
Mencap – Mencap work toward a world where people with learning disabilities are valued equally, listened to and included. This is achieved by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who support their vision.
Shelter – Shelter helps millions of people in the UK every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness by providing advice, support and legal services. Shelter also campaigns to ensure that, one day, ‘no one will have to turn to us for help’.
Teens and Toddlers – Teens and Toddlers believe no child should be prevented from achieving their potential. Since 2001, their award winning 18 week core programme has helped to inspire 10,995 disengaged and disadvantaged young people by giving them the essential life-skills and self-belief they need to succeed at school and in life.
The Children’s Society – The Children’s Society has been supporting young people since 1881, working to ensure they are heard in their situation and are paired with a trusted adult as they believe no child should feel alone. They currently offer a range of programmes as well as campaigning to create change at a local and national level.