Former MP joins Good Measures to strengthen CSR team

by Search Gate staff. Published Tue 04 Oct 2017 11:43
Third sector specialist Tom Levitt joins Good Measures

Good Measures, champions of improved workplace sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR), has announced that third-sector expert Tom Levitt will be joining its consulting team as lead associate, community engagement.

Tom will assist clients with the development of innovative and far-reaching workplace volunteering and giving programmes, embedding the ethic of corporate citizenship within international target organisations. In addition, he will facilitate internal ISO 26000 training in community involvement and development, thereby helping organisations benefit from these guidelines as appropriate to their operations.

Tom has extensive experience of working with not-for-profit organisations at the national and international levels. He has represented and advised many community groups and charities, guided government policy on third-sector issues and engaged private sector organisations in the third-sector.

Tom delivers outstanding commitment to both community not-for-profit organisations as well as international development charities. He is currently Chair of Concern Worldwide (UK) and a patron of Read International, winner of Best International Aid and Development Charity in 2010.

Tom served for 13 years as the MP for High Peak, Derbyshire during which time he chaired a government advisory group on third-sector commissioning and sat on the Commission on the Future of Volunteering. He was a political aide to Hilary Benn at the Department for International Development for a number of years.

Tom is a skilled speaker, facilitator, author and journalist, regularly contributing to The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network amongst other publications. Passionate about the role of business-charity partnerships, the so-called fourth sector, his first book entitled “Partners for Good”, is due to be published next Spring.

Tim Roberts, managing director of Good Measures, commented: “We are delighted to have Tom on board with his expertise, vision and savvy third/fourth sector knowledge.

“His expertise and clear passion for cross-sector partnerships will be a real asset to our clients. We are already enjoying working with him on the development game-changing, cross-sector strategies which will deliver cost-saving to charities and private sector partnerships. Together, we will begin to make sense of what a truly big society can deliver.”

Tom added: “It’s great to have the corporate consulting power and people engagement expertise of the highly-experienced and international Good Measures team to call upon. In addition, the stakeholder portal technology will provide faster and more effective routes to all manner of stakeholders in third and fourth sector partnerships.

“With our combined resources, we will deliver much stronger and better aligned strategies which connect donor straight to recipient in real time and continuously. Good Measures’ One Planet Workplace concept will be one to watch in coming years.”

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