Morgan Stanley Global Volunteer Month Campaign 2016
Morgan Stanley had another successful month of volunteering this year; where employees are encouraged to give back by volunteering their time and skills to help benefit their local community.
During their 11th Global Volunteer Month campaign, employees volunteered in 39 countries globally, contributing nearly 300,000 volunteering hours, with more than 44,000 employees participating, exceeding last year’s record.
Despite some horrendous weather, East London Business Alliance (ELBA) and Morgan Stanley worked together to plan and facilitate seven successful team challenges in east London which helped five community organisations across Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets.
This year, over 420 volunteers took part in a series of team challenges offering many east London communities their practical skills to help transform parks and other open community spaces. This included general conservation at London’s most Urban Woodland- Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and one of London’s favourite public outdoor spaces, Victoria Park.
Morgan Stanley Head of Community Affairs, EMEA, Emma Tamblingson said:
“We are extremely proud of our employees’ commitment to Giving Back. While volunteering is a year-round programme for Morgan Stanley, Global Volunteer Month is a flagship event for the Firm during which our employees leave the office in their droves to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Partnering with charities like ELBA helps us to ensure we are targeting the projects and communities most in need of our support.”
Other community partners who benefitted from Morgan Stanley’s support during the Global Volunteer month included; Hackney Marshes- internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches and Abbotts Park, a well-used, multipurpose park in Waltham Forest.
Employees also worked with hundreds of East London students from Rokeby, Lamas, Walthamstow, Norlington Boys, Lister and Little Ilford Secondary School. Volunteers spent time at the schools helping to lead workshops focusing on developing employability and leadership skills. Throughout the campaign Morgan Stanley also hosted numerous school groups to show the students the world of work and develop their understanding of the many different careers available in the financial industry.
Well done to Morgan Stanley for another incredible month of volunteering. Our community partners are grateful for all your hard work and support. Looking forward to more exciting practical volunteering next year.