The Social Business Trust and Schroders announce extension to their partnership

We are pleased to announce a three-year extension to the partnership between the Social Business Trust (SBT) and Schroders. Since the partnership began in 2021, over 200 Schroders employees have volunteered over 1,000 hours of professional expertise and delivered over £700,000 of combined in-kind and financial investment to enable 21 charities social enterprises to grow their impact.

Together, Schroders and SBT have created a skills-based volunteering programme that is available to Schroders’ UK employees. As a key business partner, Schroders offers practical support on projects and activities for SBT’s carefully selected portfolio of ambitious social enterprises.

Louise Hosking, Chief of Staff, Schroders commented:

“We are delighted to renew our partnership with the Social Business Trust and continue our shared mission of driving positive change through social enterprise. Our work with SBT has demonstrated the power of collaboration and the potential for businesses to make a meaningful impact on society. We look forward to continuing this important work and supporting social enterprises that are creating lasting change in communities across the UK.”

Claudia Buffini, Corporate Sustainability Manager, Schroders commented:

“I am absolutely thrilled to be renewing our partnership with SBT. Over the past three years, we have built a strong network of Schroders’ volunteers working hand-in-hand with SBT’s social enterprises to scale up their impact. The volunteers have used their experience to reach new heights of personal development. It is an incredible opportunity to continue creating a lasting impact.

Joanne Hay, CEO, Social Business Trust commented:

“We are excited to embark on this next chapter of our partnership with Schroders, united by a shared commitment to tackling society’s most pressing issues. There is always high demand from our charitable social enterprises for the professional skills of our corporate partners. Schroders generously provides the essential skills and expertise that our portfolio requires, delivered by a dedicated workforce eager to give back. We look forward to the continued growth of our collaboration and the positive outcomes it will bring.”

The Social Business Trust was launched in 2010 with the mission of helping outstanding social enterprises scale their impact, through professional support and targeted grant funding from leading corporate partners. We partner with social enterprises focused on improving the education system, helping more people from disadvantaged backgrounds into jobs, and supporting better health and wellbeing for all age groups.


30th May 2024

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