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ABOUT MAKE IMPACT

The future of business is changing. There is a movement of forward thinking business leaders incorporating purpose and positive impact into their work. Studies are showing that these companies are not only doing the right thing, they are growing and innovating faster than their competitors, achieving greater employee engagement and customer satisfaction.
Make Impact is here to help your company join this movement. Make the transformation to become a force for good.

FIONA RAS-JONES, FOUNDER + DIRECTOR

I founded Make Impact to empower companies to use their business as a force for good and to make the process clear,  aligned with business strategy and fun.

With a background in social enterprise and innovation, I am passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact through business. In my role as Development Director at The Platform I had the aim of helping social enterprises to set up, grow and create more impact. I established a network, experimented with new business models and designed innovation projects with social enterprise leaders from the UK and Europe. This led to the organisation becoming the largest regional social enterprise hub in the UK, the creation of a range of business startup and accelerator programmes and considerable growth in the sector.

Through this work at the social enterprise hub I was increasingly approached by companies that weren’t social enterprises. Growing companies that wanted to make a social and environmental impact but didn’t know how. But what was stopping them? Working with and learning from these companies I found that although many wanted to make impact, few knew where to start. Of those that did, they often found the process a challenge; struggling with competing priorities, a disjointed approach and a lack of understanding on how to create meaningful impact. This led to the development of Make Impact’s framework that brings about an inspiring vision for the organisation, aligns it with business strategy and provides support to realise the company’s business and impact aspirations.

COLLABORATORS

There is no one way to do business for good. Every client has different aspirations and challenges. We put you at the centre and build the team around your needs. Whether you need an Environmental Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Wellbeing Coach, Creative Director or Social Entrepreneur, we assemble an exceptional team of talented and inspiring collaborators to make your journey from vision to action a success.

I founded Make Impact to empower companies to use their business as a force for good and to make the process clear,  aligned with business strategy and fun.

With a background in social enterprise and innovation, I am passionate about creating positive social and environmental impact through business. In my role as Development Director at The Platform I had the aim of helping social enterprises to set up, grow and create more impact. I established a social enterprise network, experimented with new business models and designed innovation projects with social enterprise leaders from the UK and Europe. This led to the organisation becoming the largest regional social enterprise hub in the UK, the creation of a range of business startup and accelerator programmes and considerable growth in the sector.

Through this work at the social enterprise hub I was increasingly approached by companies that weren’t social enterprises. Growing companies that wanted to make a social and environmental impact but didn’t know how. But what was stopping them? Working with and learning from these companies I found that although many wanted to make impact, few knew where to start. Of those that did, they often found the process a challenge; struggling with competing priorities, a disjointed approach and a lack of understanding on how to create meaningful impact. This led to the development of Make Impact’s framework that brings about an inspiring vision for the organisation, aligns it with business strategy and provides support to realise the company’s business and impact aspirations.

COLLABORATORS

There is no one way to do business for good. Every client has different aspirations and challenges. We put you at the centre and build the team around your needs. Whether you need an Environmental Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, Wellbeing Coach, Creative Director or Social Entrepreneur, we assemble an exceptional team of talented and inspiring collaborators to make your journey from vision to action a success.

PURPOSE: Make business a force for good

VALUES:

  • Passion – Be driven by our passion to create change
  • Ambition – Ambitious for what we and our clients can achieve
  • Collaboration – Collaborate to learn, grow and make more impact
  • Integrity – Act with integrity by being fair, open, ethical and authentic

Make Impact is an agency with big ambitions. We walk our talk. Our purpose is central to everything we do and we aim to create a positive impact for all our stakeholders. We are committed to becoming a social enterprise and a BCorp as we grow and are led by these principles from the start.

We are looking forward to sharing our business for good journey with you in our first Impact Report at the beginning of 2021 which will include the impact we have made, our learning and our ambitions for the future.

Find out more about how our services can help you do business for good
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