Meet our April 2024 placement organisations

Apr 24 placement organisations
During their time on the Associate Programme, our Associates work in two purpose-driven organisations and get hands-on experience with challenging industry projects. Placement hosts can be social enterprises, social divisions of for-profit companies or commercially minded charities. But who are these organisations and how do they make an impact? (Drumroll…) Please meet our April 2024 placement organisations!

British International Investment

British International Investment (BII) is the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor with a mission to help solve the biggest global development challenges by investing patient, flexible capital to support private sector growth and innovation. BII invests to create more productive, sustainable and inclusive economies in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, enabling people in those countries to build better lives for themselves and their communities. BII invests between £1.5 and £2 billion every year in green infrastructure, technology and other sectors that need their capital the most.

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Challenge Works | Nesta 

Part of the innovation foundation Nesta, Challenge Works exists to design and run challenge prizes that help solve pressing problems that lack solutions. They shine a spotlight where it matters and incentivise people to solve these issues. They are independent supporters of change to help communities thrive and inspire the best placed, most diverse groups of people around the world to take action. Challenge Works support the boldest and bravest ideas to become real, and seed long term change to advance society and build a better future for everyone. 

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Clean Air Fund

Air pollution is one of the biggest threats to human health, climate, and the environment. Clean Air Fund is a philanthropic organisation that supports partners to create a future where everyone breathes clean air. They fund and partner with organisations across the globe that promote air quality data, build public demand for clean air and drive action. Clean Air Fund influence and support decision makers to act on air pollution.

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Climate Impact Partners

Climate Impact Partners believe that carbon markets have a critical role to play in delivering action by putting a price on carbon and funding carbon reduction projects to meet our global climate goals. Climate Impact Partners develop and deliver the highest quality carbon financed projects, from which the organisation creates carbon credit and energy attribute certificate portfolios for their clients. This enables organisations to offset the emissions they can’t reduce, put a price on carbon to incentivise change, and meet their ambitious climate goals.

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Compass Wellbeing CIC

Compass Wellbeing CIC is a health-oriented community interest company that has a focus on tackling health and social inequalities and benefiting the local community. Compass Wellbeing is a social enterprise that invests their resources in to training, resilience building and enhancing the voice of local communities. 

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Cotswold Fayre

Cotswold Fayre is a fine food wholesaler supplying independent retailers with quality fine food and gourmet food products sourced from the best producers from the UK and across the globe. The organisation shares a passion for food and the positive impact they have when they share a common purpose – for people, for businesses and for the world we live in.

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Ember are an independent energy think tank that aims to accelerate the clean energy transition with data and policy. Ember envisions a future energy system that is reshaped around clean electrification, as abundant solar and wind power drive down consumption of fossil fuels across every sector, including transport and heating.

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Fair4All Finance

Fair4All Finance is a not-for-profit organisation driving change in financial services to help people in vulnerable circumstances. They invest in organisations focused on providing financial products and services to people who are otherwise excluded from access to fair and affordable provision. Their focus is on scale and impact: they evidence what works, support development and innovation in delivery and drive significant increase in scale and reach. They also identify areas where regulatory and policy change could accelerate market development, based on research and evidence of what works in the UK and internationally. 

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Fair For You

Fair for You is a Community Interest Company wholly owned by the Fair Credit Charity. The Charity’s objectives are to advance education in relation to money management, relieve financial hardship and prevent poverty. Since it started in 2015, Fair for You has generated an estimated £300 million of social value for its 50,000 customers. 

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Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation (Impact on Urban Health)

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation is one of the UK’s largest independent charitable foundations. They combine this scale with being place-based – their work supports new ideas to tackle major health and care challenges in Lambeth and Southwark. They invest, partner, engage and influence to come at big health challenges from all angles. Through their family of forward-looking organisations, they collaborate with their communities, partners and hospitals, and use their assets to transform lives.

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Inherently Human

Inherently Human’s mission is to put human rights at the heart of business. They believe that future fit businesses are those that put people and communities at their heart. Only by valuing and treating workers in a fair, dignified and respectful manner can we build resilient businesses that can deliver sustainable growth in the face of mounting reputational, legal and operational challenges. Whether a multi-national organisation with global supply chains, a rapidly growing SME or an early stage start up - at the heart of business - we are all inherently human.

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Milbank Group is a family-owned business consisting of a portfolio of 7 diverse and unique companies, growing rapidly through acquisition. Milbank’s acquisitions are viewed as long term, patient investments. They feel they are custodians of their businesses and have a duty to improve their environmental and community impact. Milbank’s aim is to not only improve their own environmental performance, but to also influence and inspire the markets they operate in. 

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Mission Studio | Nesta

Mission Studio is a partnership between Nesta and Founders Factory to create, spin out and scale new tech startups that tackle some of the UK’s most pressing social challenges. The studio aims to drive forward Nesta’s three missions: a fairer start, a healthy life and a sustainable future. They build ventures that help narrow outcome gaps for young children, create healthier food environments and slash household carbon emissions en route to net zero.

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NHS Transformation Partners in Health and Care (TPHC)

TPHC Consulting is an NHS consultancy arm hosted by Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The team was created by and for the NHS and care sector. Their portfolio of work is ever expanding, and spans across sectors such as integrated health and care systems, primary care, mental health, health and justice, digital services as well as functional areas such as programme management and delivery, organisational development, analytics, and strategy.

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SaniTap builds climate resilience and improve the health of very low-income communities in Madagascar. Their flagship initiative will provide safe drinking water to over 4,310 communities by restoring, and then maintaining, existing wells which have fallen into disrepair. It will provide ongoing regular maintenance and emergency repair to ensure the availability of continued clean water (minimum 95% uptime) for 15+ years, building climate resilience and improving the health of very low communities in Madagascar.

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Satarla is an award-winning sustainability and risk management consultancy. Their global network of experts supports organisations in making practical risk-based decisions and taking action for sustainable outcomes. Satarla facilitates cross-functional collaboration to enable informed decision-making at all levels of organisations, helping clients to navigate uncertainty and achieve objectives. 

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Save the Children UK

Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. In over 100 countries, they make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning. Across Save the Children’s members around the world, their shared ambition is that by 2030, no child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday, all children learn from a quality basic education, and violence against children is no longer tolerated. They tackle big problems, but know that every child is different, and every one of them has something special to bring to the world. 

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Sustainable Ventures

Sustainable Ventures was established during 2011 with the vision of a world in which the challenges of sustainability and resource scarcity are addressed through commercially viable solutions. Focusing on innovation and collaborative exchange, they developed commercial propositions into ventures that address real-world sustainability issues. Successes to date include E-Car Club, the UK's first crowdfunded exit with its acquisition by Europcar, and Powervault, the British rival to Tesla’s Powerwall. Sustainable Ventures has since expanded into Investment (six seed-stage funds raised to date), Workspaces (over 750 innovators and entrepreneur members) and delivery of a range of venture and commercial support services. 

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Triodos Bank is a leading ethical bank in Europe, offering products and services for individuals, businesses and charities who want to change the world for the better. The organisation’s mission is to help create a society that protects and promotes quality of life and human dignity for all.

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