Between 2017 and 2018, the London office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges saw a reduction in pro bono volunteering hours. When it came to submitting data for GivX 2018, Rob Powell, Head of Pro Bono & CR, knew this would significantly dent their overall GivX score.
We spoke to Rob about why a lower GivX score didn’t deter Weil from taking part and why he would encourage others to do the same.
Year-on-year GivX scores show the evolution of your community investment programme. They are invaluable for analysing long-term trends. Put simply, continuous data helps you to understand the bigger picture. As Rob says,
It’s unsustainable and unrealistic to expect continuous growth in every aspect of your community investment. Rob continues,
As the custodian of your community investment programme, you will already know what is causing your firm to give less than before. However, GivX provides quantitative evidence to complement the internal context, a winning combination when you want to win hearts and minds and initiate change. For Rob it’s win-win:
Rob used Weil London’s 2018 score get buy-in to develop a new Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion strategy, including a series of new initiatives. Weil London now has a new-look strategy which is set to score highly in 2019.
GivX’s ultimate aim is to encourage and support more organisations to give effectively. Each year, companies come together to contribute to a larger dataset which forms a current picture of giving trends in the UK.
To support this vision, Rob wants take part irrespective of whether they get a low or high score.
We'd love to help you to get more colleagues doing high impact volunteering