True Potential Investor at Social Mobility Pledge event with Justine Greening MP
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As one of the first businesses to sign-up for the Social Mobility Pledge, we were delighted this week to attend an event at Parliament with Justine Greening MP and other major businesses who have committed to improving social mobility.
The latest companies to sign the Social Mobility Pledge include high street giants such as John Lewis and Vodafone.
Justine Greening, alongside the Harrison Centre for Social Mobility, launched the Pledge in March. The Pledge sees companies commit to working with local schools and colleges, offering apprenticeships and adopting open recruitment polices such as name-blind or contextual recruitment.
The Harrison Centre for Social Mobility was founded by True Potential Investor Managing Partner David Harrison. Speaking at the Parliament event, he said “Businesses are key drivers of social mobility and play an important role in creating opportunities in Britain. All those companies that have signed up so far are helping to improve social mobility and I encourage other businesses to join them and sign the Pledge.”
Commenting on the latest businesses to sign up to the Pledge, Justine Greening MP said: “Improving our poor social mobility is this country’s biggest challenge, but our biggest opportunity. Britain will not truly succeed until it becomes a country where there is equality of opportunity for the first time.”
At True Potential Investor we are thrilled to support the Social Mobility Pledge, and we actively support social mobility through apprenticeships and opportunities in our company.