2020 Impact Report
Private Goodness is a small CSR and online ethics consultancy.
This year we focused on employability and helping businesses support their communities.
In the last 12 months Olga volunteered at 9 employability events with Radical Recruit, a social enterprise that sources hidden talent from disadvantaged groups within London and transforms lives one job at a time.
Private Goodness provided short-term paid placements to a number of people who couldn't find work due to the pandemic.
We also provided free networking, CSR, and corporate fundraising training to charities and people who have lost jobs in 2020.
‘ Olga is a proven force for good and deserves to be recognised for her unwavering commitment to mobilising vulnerable people out of poverty and strengthening disadvantaged communities.’
- Emma Freivogel, the Co-Founder of Radical Recruit
We used our expertise to help businesses make a difference throughout the challenges of 2020 by developing and providing free resources on remote volunteering, the role of business during Covid-19, and racism.
With our friends at the Legally Speaking Podcast we presented a special episode about 'How we can help' the day after lockdown began in England.
Shared best practice about the responsibility of business during a crisis at Business Forums International and the London School of Public Relations conferences and webinars
'Olga is a dynamic and fun presenter who is very knowledgeable.'
- Sarah Smith, acet-UK
Private Goodness is based in the ‘Working from Hoxton’ office by South Bank, which has 69 solar panels and 9 Heat Recovery Units to reduce energy usage when heating the building.
New book club
A new Private Goodness book club facilitates discussions about social mobility, diversity, feminism and influencing positive social change. We are raising money for our charity partner Create, and in particular, for their project which brings together disabled and non-disabled young people to create art collaboratively, breaking down barriers and developing new skills and understanding.
One person who took part in a Private Goodness placement in May 2020 and then went on to secure a fantastic role said:
“‘This has raised my confidence at a time when it was sorely needed.’'
Private Goodness won its second international award, and it was for goodness!
Olga Ivannikova was also nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In 2021 we will:
- offer new training on how to protect your company's reputation online, and
- with our partners Axis, Accenture, Purple Goat, and Unida Consulting, publish a new report about the Future of Work, funded by the Innovate UK.
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped Private Goodness in 2020 – I couldn’t have gone through it without you!!!
I wish you a happy (and easier!) 2021 and I look forward to working closer together on our journey towards a more inclusive world.
Olga Ivannikova FRSA