The City of London is committed to championing social mobility throughout our work internally and with our unique combination of stakeholders spanning the private, public, charitable and community sectors across the Square Mile, the City, London, the UK and beyond. It was good to see City of London Corporation takes 56th position in the 2019 Social Mobility Foundation employer index published last month.

I’m passionate about promoting more action, which is why I stood as a local Councillor in the City and joined The City Academy, Hackney & wider City of London Academies Trust as trustee. In addition, I’ve been one of the Councillors pushing for the Corporation to enhance it’s commitment to the London Living Wage – click here for more info.

To remain competitive and relevant it’s essential that City firms are open and embraces talent from all backgrounds. As member of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City Corporation I will continue to ensure we expand our work to push forward social mobility.

The City’s Social Mobility Strategy

Social Mobility Strategy, 2018-28: Potential today, success tomorrow (6MB). Through this 10-year strategy, we will promote and implement activities that facilitate better social mobility with our resident and worker populations, businesses in the City, the charities and good causes we support through our charitable funding, learners across our family of schools and through the other stakeholder groups we work with regularly including government and policy. Our vision for the strategy is that people enjoy a society where individuals from all socio-economic backgrounds can flourish and reach their full potential.

Over the next 10 years, we will be a valued advocate and thought leader for social mobility, committing to collaboration, partnership work, innovation and longitudinal evaluation, to ensure equality of opportunity for all and the removal of structural inequalities and barriers within our own organisation and beyond.

We won’t just work to level the playing field, we will make it fairer too.