Building futures for children and young people: six months of #TT5000futures

Lydia Parnell

Global Corporate Responsibility Manager

UK

Our success to date

We have reached over 2,000 children and young people in the first six months of our #TT5000futures campaign. The initiative is Turner & Townsend’s global commitment to reach 5,000 of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and children, through education and employment opportunities. It forms a key part of our work in communities, supporting Turner and Townsend’s commitment to social mobility and helping diverse young people and children to reach their full potential. It also reflects our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

#TT5000futures has been driven through our employees making pledges to take action – whether through career mentoring for underprivileged youth, or becoming ambassadors for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). One of the reasons we are focusing on education and employment globally is to address the impending skills gap facing our industry. We know that together, we have a key role to play in helping the world overcome some of its most pressing challenges but to do this, we need the right skills.

#TT5000Futures is right at the heart of our purpose, and our journey investing in social mobility, in skills and in talent. I’m very keen to lead a business that demonstrates through our actions, that we care.

-Vince Clancy, CEO and Chairman

Growing our impact

To extend our reach, we have established a breadth of partnerships across the world. Our charity partnerships include Habitat for Humanity (Indonesia), The National Literacy Trust (UK), Variety (Australia and New Zealand) and The Children’s Defence Fund (US).   

To help our combined impact grow, this holiday season Turner & Townsend has decided to donate the money that would otherwise go to designing and sending seasonal cards to our charity partners.

By doing this, we support our ambition to make the difference to children and young people around the world.

Video update

Please watch our six-months of #TT5000futures video update from CEO Vincent Clancy and Global CSR Manager Lydia Parnell:

Photographs from our #TT5000futures initiatives: