Morgan Stanley launches the sixth annual UK Strategy Challenge

Posted 25 Mar 2019 | Our News | Partnerships

Pilotlight is proud to announce that it is once again delivering Morgan Stanley’s signature pro-bono skills-sharing programme, the Strategy Challenge in London.

Over the next eight weeks, teams of top-performing Morgan Stanley employees will work with leadership teams of five leading charities to provide strategic recommendations and detailed implementation plans to address their mission-critical challenges, supported by Pilotlight.

Bruce McCombie, Head of Partnerships at Pilotlight, said “Working in partnership with Morgan Stanley over the last ten years to design and deliver skills-sharing programmes which have a demonstrable impact on the selected charities is something we’re very proud of. Delivering the UK Strategy Challenge is always a highlight of our year, and I’m excited to see the difference the teams make to the selected charities.”

Joanna Hay, Chief Executive at Power2, a charity that participated in the Strategy Challenge last year commented about her experience:

“The Morgan Stanley team catapulted our organisation onto a new level. It’s a grand claim but it’s backed up by the real, practical tools they delivered that now lie at the heart of our operations. For us, it was a great experience, but for the additional young people we can now reach, it will be a life-changing one.”

The charities selected this year are:

ActionAid UK – ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty around the world. Their dedicated local staff aim to end violence against women and girls – keeping them out of danger, out of poverty, and on track to create the future they want.

Cancer Research UK – Cancer Research UK’s vision is simple: to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. The charity’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.

Sue Ryder – Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – Sue Ryder is there when it matters. Their doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

Teenage Cancer Trust –Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity providing specialist nursing and emotional support to young people aged 13-24 with cancer. In the UK, seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day and the charity’s ambition is to ensure every one of them is reached and has access to the vital service they offer.

Variety – Variety, the Children’s Charity aims to improve the lives of children and young people across the UK who are living with disability, ill health or poverty. The charity provides tangible, practical help including vital, accessible transport in the form of ‘Sunshine Coaches’; wheelchairs and other life transforming specialist equipment; refurbishment projects in SEN schools and children’s hospitals as well as giving children memorable experiences and fun days out.