FTSE100 Chairmen, Companies and Philanthropy: a new report

How much do you know about the leaders of the largest companies in the UK? How are they interconnected? What are their philanthropic interests? And those of their fellow directors or the companies that they lead?

Whilst much information is available in the public domain concerning corporate giving by the FTSE100, limited information is easily available concerning the philanthropic activities of their board directors.

Factary’s new report provides in-depth research into each of the 94 Chairmen – and women – of the FTSE100, including biographical information, key professional and philanthropic interests and details of links to other FTSE100 Chairmen. We also provide a brief overview of each company and their CSR activities, including known major gifts, together with details of a further 189 notable board directors from the 100 companies.

The report highlights that the vast majority of FTSE100 Chairmen are philanthropically active, with over 94% providing money, time and expertise to support a wide variety of causes across the UK and internationally. The most popular causes receiving support are education, arts and heritage but with an average of 2.9 causes supported by each Chairman there is also evidence of support for environment, sport and disability services. There is a notable is difference between the chosen philanthropic interests of individual Chairmen and those of the companies they head up, which are more likely to support health, welfare, children and international development.

The philanthropic interests of the companies and the people behind them are further detailed in an Excel spreadsheet, accompanying the full report, which contains a breakdown of all identified philanthropic interests which can be filtered to focus on specific companies, Chairmen or directors.

The report also shines a light on how the FTSE100 Chairmen interconnect through professional and philanthropic involvements, educational institutions and club memberships. The report shows that 70% of the FTSE100 Chairmen connect directly to at least two other Chairmen, highlighting that there is significant potential for networking and relationship building within this group.

We present this network information in the form of an interactive, online Factary Atom map, access to which is included with the report.

If you are about to launch a major campaign, or just want to see who your key volunteers may know and what their interests are, then this latest report from Factary will be an invaluable resource for major donor and corporate fundraisers or prospect researchers – providing you with detailed and up-to-date information on some of the most high profile and well-connected philanthropists in the UK.

The report is £495, for which you receive:

  • The full 325-page report containing:
    • Full profiles of the 94 current FTSE100 Chairmen (as of January 2017)
    • Brief profiles of companies (including CSR and major gifts)
    • Factary analysis, observations and conclusions
  • Excel spreadsheet to filter for relevant philanthropic interests by Chairman, director or FTSE100 company
  • Online network map to identify how the Chairmen are connected through professional or philanthropic interests, education institutions, club memberships and leisure interests

If you are interested in ordering a copy or would like more information, please email research@factary.com or call 0117 916 6740.

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