Charity attracts better bankers

Edith Hancock
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IT IS a truth universally acknowledged that a business in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a charity.

According to researchers City Philanthropy, businesses should be looking to attract young talent by ramping up their charitable efforts. An impressive four out of every five City slickers give to charity, but over a third of those under 35 said they want their company to do more. And now is the chance to attract recruits, as Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow calls for firms to get on board with City Giving Day.

Yarrow, who spoke at Mansion House about the charity drive this morning, said: “I urge employers to be part of a working culture that promotes responsibility for the wider world.” Dig deep!

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