Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives reflect our mission of opening minds to new possibilities, and create opportunities for the local and global communities within which we work.

In partnering with Teneo, you in turn help to support these initiatives. Our growth is spurred on by a passion to make a difference in the world – we know that the bigger we are, the more we can give back. It’s a goal that we all share as a team, and something we’ve always wanted to share more with you.

The real passion at Teneo is for investing in education projects that will help some of the poorest people in the world escape a life of poverty. The catalyst for this was a trip to Ethiopia by our CEO, Piers Carey, in 2011. Piers visited a school in Lalibela built by Plan International, which set off the train of thought that Teneo could make a difference in this area.

We typically undertake one major project per year and support that with numerous mid-sized or smaller projects. Our work back at home includes supporting a number of charities as well as sponsoring local sports teams and contributing to requests for sponsorships from colleagues, customers and partners. Here’s an overview of some of the projects we support:


Teneo is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Miles for Mothers Remix virtual run/walk organized by Jhpiego, a Johns Hopkins University affiliate. 100% of all donations from this virtual event will help to provide lifesaving medical supplies and equipment for health care workers on the frontlines of COVID-19 around the globe.  The funds … Continued

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School Building Project in Madagascar with SEED Madagascar

Our Major CSR project of 2018 was to work with SEED Madagascar to build two fully furnished classrooms, creating 120 new classroom places at a Madagascan Primary School in Manambaro, Anosy. To achieve this required funding of the construction of two new classrooms and sanitary facilities over the course of 5 months. SEED Madagascar’s Project … Continued

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Improving Access to Primary Education for the Children of Masampa Community with ActionAid

Our major CSR project in 2015 began a year later than we originally anticipated. The start was delayed because of the devastating outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone. It wasn’t until the crisis was somewhat under control in the middle of 2015 that we could begin our project in the community of Masampa in earnest. … Continued

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School Building Project in Ethiopia with ActionAid

Following the success of the previous projects, we embarked on the most ambitious one to date in 2014-2015 – a 2-year school build in Ethiopia, which would provide 8 new classrooms, this time in partnership with ActionAid. Families living in the Yem district are amongst the poorest and most marginalised in Ethiopia. Tigir primary school, … Continued

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Primary School Build in Uganda with Plan International

Following the success of the Ghana project, we wanted to raise the bar and sought out a new challenge in 2012-2013 in partnership again with Plan International. We settled on another school build project, this time in Uganda. This project aimed to improve access to education in the Nyakesi community through building and furnishing a new … Continued

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South East Madagascar School Renovation Project with SEED Madagascar

In 2011, our Operations Director, James Hall, took a career break and amongst other activities, spent 3 months working in Madagascar on a conservation and education project with UK based charity SEED Madagascar.  Following his return to Teneo, James was keen to continue supporting the area and a renovation project was put to us, which … Continued

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Motigu Pre-school Build in Ghana with Plan International

In mid-2011, we decided to start working with Plan International and embarked on the biggest CSR project we’d been involved with to date. Plan International is a development agency that works in 50 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote children’s rights and lift them out of poverty. Supporting an education project with … Continued

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Teneo Volunteering

Every Teneo colleague is allocated 1 day per year to undertake Voluntary work of their choice. The day might be part of a scheme organised through us or entirely their own thing. Previous activities include: Litter picking in a nature reserve Tree planting in a forest that had been ravished by fire Gardening at a … Continued

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The Teneo DNA Award

Our DNA Award scheme recognises our colleagues who have best demonstrated our company values. The award is made monthly and in addition to the recognition and a meal for 2, Teneo makes a donation to a charity of the recipient’s choice, or to one of our own favoured charities. Charities benefitting from our donations as … Continued

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Local Team Sponsorship

We actively encourage requests for sponsorship from colleagues, customers and suppliers to support the charities and causes that matter to them.  Here are some of the most recent sponsorships: Our colleague Duncan Gray climbed Kilimanjaro in aid of Clic Sargant, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. It provides clinical, … Continued

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