Teneo is deeply committed to enriching both our local and global communities.
Within our organization, we are dedicated to fostering a culture that is committed to building a work environment that supports inclusivity, empowerment, intellectual curiosity and integration. We are also focused on being actively involved in both our local and global communities through a mix of partnerships, volunteer work and philanthropic giving, all with the aim of bettering our world for all.
Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative
Teneo partners with Billie Jean King across her business and philanthropic endeavors. The BJKLI encourages corporations and individuals to embrace diverse personalities and lifestyles for the positive and unique contributions they bring to the workforce.
Board Diversity Action Alliance (BDAA)
Led by Ursula Burns, Gabrielle Sulzberger, The Ford Foundation, Teneo and The Executive Leadership Council, the BDAA is taking action to increase the number of racially and ethnically diverse directors on corporate boards.
Teneo Gives: Pro-Bono Efforts & Charitable Giving
Teneo Gives Day New York
Teneo is proud to support our greater community & give back to those in need each year on Teneo Gives Day. On Teneo Gives Day 2021, Teneo NYC partnered with New York Cares and The Bronx is Blooming for a day of environmental stewardship in Crotona Park. Teneo volunteers spent the day conducting landscape maintenance tasks, including planting in pollinator friendly garden beds, tree mulching, and removing invasive plant species.
Opération Thermos, Brussels
Teneo Brussels is partnering with Opération Thermos, a Belgian association aiming to serve warm meals to homeless people every day of the winter in the city centre of Brussels. Teneo is supporting Opération Thermos in various ways, including organizing events, cooking and serving meals, and providing pro bono support around the development and implementation of the organization’s communication strategy.
America Needs You
In 2020, Teneo kicked off its partnership with America Needs You (ANY), a non-profit organization that provides intensive career development and transformative mentorship to ambitious low-income students who are the first in their families to go to college. The ANY program is designed to bridge the gap between college access and career readiness and help address the fact that only 11% of low-income, first generation college students are expected to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree. By becoming a mentor, Teneo volunteers provide 1:1 support by offering consistent coaching and career guidance through their mentee’s Sophomore and Junior year of college, helping them cultivate their strengths, secure internships and overcome obstacles.
Ireland Time to Read Mentor Program
For the third year in a row, as part of our CSR programme, Teneo is committing time, expertise and money to The Good Shephard NS through “Time to Read.” The Time to Read program provides children in second class with reading support from a business volunteer over a 20-week period. The program aims to increase the enjoyment of and confidence in reading whilst encouraging self-discovery and comprehension for the participating children.
London Adopt a Charity
Teneo London supports charitable causes through a three-year partnership with a democratically selected charity. This charity, selected through a consultation process with employees, is supported by the business exclusively for a three-year period through a combination of fundraising and pro bono support. The London team just began its 2020 partnership with the organization Tommy’s, which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provides pregnancy health information to parents. Tommy’s believes it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy or birth and want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes and to take home happy, healthy babies.
Read Ahead (NYC)
Since 2016, Teneo has partnered with reading-based mentoring organization, Read Ahead. Read Ahead provides students with the opportunity to unlock their full potential through mentoring relationships based on a love of reading. Read Ahead partners with schools where the majority of children come from low-income households, and identify as Black, Latinx, or Asian. Read Ahead believes that a mentor’s individualized attention and encouragement are an important resource to help children succeed. Each year Teneo employees have volunteered to act as mentors and spend time each week reading with a child.
The Teneo Foundation has contributed significant time and financial resources, including donations in excess of $1 million a year, to more than two dozen nonprofit and charitable efforts. In addition, Teneo has provided, and continues to provide, pro bono advisory services to a number of nonprofit organizations.