It’s called Corporate Responsibility, it’s central to the way we do business and, as we’ll soon be reporting activities to members, we’d like to hear your views on how we might improve or change our approach. You can see our latest Corporate Responsibility Report in our 2011 Annual Report and Accounts - just click the link then navigate to page 50.
How do you think Nationwide could be even more socially and environmentally responsible?
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Posted by Corporate Responsibility team
How about interest free loans for renewable energy projects? Many people cannot afford to install solar panels on their home but everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from reduced energy bills and saving the planet.
Date posted - 05/03/2012 14:26:54
I would like to see mutuals/cooperatives to show a big commitment to help/show/guide local credit unions. The limited legislation appears to be holding back credit unions and reliance on volunteers is restricting the availability of these fair savings and lending groups to the community. Instead of hand outs from the government. Could Nationwide come up with a lead example. local people deserve this service
Date posted - 05/03/2012 14:25:49
Help children of a very influential age (7 - 11) understand the best way to manage money using a similar approach to your light hearted tv adverts. This could be through role play in schools. A child friendly, humorous Nationwide team kick off and then the children join in as invited, or devise their own short play demonstrating what they have learned. This would appeal to many primary schools, be very worthwhile AND meet several national curriculum criteria!
Date posted - 05/03/2012 13:47:50
Each year they could hold a competition for small charities/ schools/non profit making organisations,i.e those who don't get funding from elsewhere, or even community projects that have made a difference to the community or environment who are making a difference in the community, but can do more with the support of Nationwide behind them. This will bring many organisations to the forefront and maybe each month, nationwide could allow one of them to have an awareness day backed with publicity at the branches, which might generate more funds and help for these organisations. The smaller orgaisations are the ones that are strugglingwith funding at the moment and this sort of publicity and help would be invaluable to them.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 13:53:10
Provide an additional 100, part time (20 hour; three days a week) paid jobs for 1 year. Specifically for people with no work experience.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 13:47:35
Nationwide should consider supporting local areas:
- Build new parks for infants
- Skate parks for bored teenagers
- Free day trips, for help the aged / arthritis /diabetics groups etc. A lot of people don’t step out of their houses for weeks, a free day trip will help prevent depression and encourage social community.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 12:36:17
with our kids growing up in an unfair society students-the next generation to take care of the future economy are starting uni with huge loans- not all guaranteed jobs, they pay through the nose for accommodation away from home- often to a poor and very very small standard- a way of making huge amounts of money for the owners! they often eat very badly as cheap food is often not ideal, and lets face it we should all be able to choose organic, wholesome food if we had the money! to top it all when they travel home to see family they get a small discount on travel, some not affording to go home- some banks and building societies offer little perks- for a few year, whilst students struggle on-should we give thesse students more of a chance? not necessarily get into more debt, something more than an overdraft and a railcard- can do better? after all if they do get a well paid job, you will benefit tenfold having good salaries going through your accounts. do you have the vision to do it
Date posted - 29/02/2012 12:00:32
It's great that the young get sponsored re jobs but what about us 'oldies' or should that be 'not so oldies' what does the NW do for them/us in relation to employability and use of skills and knowledge that's out there? Wheres our apprenticeship?
Date posted - 29/02/2012 11:55:29
Nationwide should consider sponsoring more mass participation amateur sporting events such as road, trail and mountain races, triathlons, and cycle races etc. Most non-athletes would think first of The London Marathon or the Great North Run but beyond those there are hundreds of races taking place throughout Britain every year with a 1000+ participants and these events are often watched by many more spectators. By supporting a number of these events across the regions the society could project its nationwide image as well as support healthy activity in society.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 11:54:41
I believe that the more projects you sponsor involving schools (Nursery/Primary/Secondary collaboration) and the local community helps builds a sense of purpose, engagement, community and social responsibility that will benefit all in the long term.
Environmental (eg.School Grounds Development), Art (ie. Murals/Sculptures), Dance (eg.Intergenerational dance projects), Social Projects (community cafes/ performances/garden tidy/community garden) that involves schools, their families, the wider community including volunteers and the older generation should be encouraged to develop to draw on new ideas, experience, and social cohesion within a community.
These projects should be promoted through the local and national media. Also, they should be recorded in a variety of media to be shown as examples of community/social/environmental responsibilty. Maybe 'Annual Awards' for the best/most inventive project as an added incentive for commitment and continuation of the project into the future.
Date posted - 29/02/2012 11:52:27
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