ICG recognises that businesses have a responsibility to protect the environment and understand the impact their operations have; and we take appropriate measures to limit our energy use and carbon output. We quantify and report our organisational greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with the World Resources Institute's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard, and in alignment with the Scope 2 Guidance update to the Corporate Standard.
More information can be found in the Resources and Relationships section of our Annual Report.
Social and Community
Our social and community policies and practices are grounded in promoting opportunities to young people, through education or work experience. In practice this means making a contribution through creating work experience and mentoring opportunities across ICG.
In the UK in 2013 ICG made a five year, £500k commitment to Impetus-PEF's ThinkForward programme, the first corporate to support a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU). ThinkForward helps young people make the often difficult transition from education to the workplace. We renewed this commitment in 2018 for a further five years. This has enabled ThinkForward to place a coach into London’s Tower Hamlets PRU to work with young people to maximise their opportunities while in full time education. In addition we provide mentoring and work shadowing opportunities for students with our staff in our London office.
ThinkForward was set up by the Private Equity Foundation (now merged with Impetus to form Impetus-PEF) in 2010 to dramatically reduce the risk of young people becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training). According to Impetus-PEF, 15 per cent of young people are failing to make a successful move from education into employment. The charity places dedicated coaches in schools where there are young people who have been identified as 'at risk' of becoming NEET who work with each individual to help them achieve their goals, providing support both at school and at home.
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