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Barclays Supports Living Wage Week: "I’ve Got So Much More Freedom”

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Before Julia Jemeljanenko started her job at Barclays, the most she ever earned was £7.40 an hour. Despite working a 50-hour week, she had very little money, even for essentials. “After rent and travel, I would have about £70 left for the month,” she says.

“My secret was eating once a day. At work I would get vouchers for lunch, and I would save them to use at the end of my shift, and that would be for dinner. Or I would give that to my partner and go and buy some simple things like potatoes or pasta. And that was fine. It was hard, but manageable.”

Business Value of Pro Bono: Cultivate Your Workforce

See how Barclays connects their pro bono programs to the bottom line
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Pro bono service is a powerful way to drive social change. Yet, many corporate employees looking to bring pro bono service to their company struggle to get buy-in from leadership and other key stakeholders. Although these stakeholders may understand the social value of pro bono, they don't always see the business value. 

Unreported World: Embarrassed Fraud Victims Sweep a Third of Scams Under the Carpet

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  • A third of Britons have now been a victim of fraud but the average person would only report it if they lost £112 or more
  • Embarrassment is one of the most common reasons for people not reporting the crime 
  • £893.34 is now the average amount lost to fraudsters, per scam 
  • To reduce the stigma surrounding fraud and to encourage people to speak out, Barclays is launching the Embarrassing Fraud Clinic and a brand new online fraud intervention service

Barclays | Gamechangers: Alpha Exchange

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Can you tell us about your business? 

We launched Alpha Exchange in 2016, with a co-founding team of three members who had both asset management and technical backgrounds.

Alpha Exchange is an intelligence network that helps asset managers and institutional investors cut through the market noise and make better informed financial investment decisions. We connect consumers of research with providers of content, in a collaborative platform for investment insight.

Deep Impact: Six Takeaways from the Unreasonable Impact World Forum

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Hosted by Barclays and the Unreasonable Group, the Unreasonable Impact World Forum brought together 27 innovative companies from around the globe to discuss new possibilities for solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Here are six insights and ideas from key speakers:

1. ‘Unreasonable’ people find solutions

Barclays LifeSkills Gave Me the Confidence I Needed

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A year ago, the award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah teamed up with LifeSkills created with Barclays to launch the ‘work experience of a lifetime’ competition, giving ambitious young people a step onto the career ladder. We talk to one of the winners, Liam Rabone, about how the competition gave him direction and confidence – and helped him find full-time work.

VIDEO | Dynamic Working is a Win-Win at Barclays

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As the UK marks National Work Life Week, we hear how dynamic ways of working have become embedded in Barclays’ culture, empowering colleagues to work in the way that suits their lives – and leaving the bank better able to serve customers’ needs.

Mark Campbell is an Assistant Branch Manager at a London branch of Barclays. He also cares for his wife, who has a disability.

USCIB-GAN-CITI Rountable on Apprenticeships Report

Industry-Leading Apprentice Programs
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About USCIB
​USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

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Report shared with permission by the USCIB.

About USCIB
​USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. As the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Organization of Employers and Business at OECD, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.

Unreasonable Impact | How Richcore is Solving the World's Biggest Problems

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Last week, Barclays and the Unreasonable Group hosted the first Unreasonable Impact World Forum, bringing together 27 innovative companies from Asia, the US and Europe working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

In the second of three profiles of those taking part, we hear from Subramani Ramachandrappa, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Richcore, about the entrepreneurial drive, conserving the world’s resources – and working towards “better living for everyone”.

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Last week, Barclays and the Unreasonable Group hosted the first Unreasonable Impact World Forum, bringing together 27 innovative companies from Asia, the US and Europe working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

In the second of three profiles of those taking part, we hear from Subramani Ramachandrappa, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Richcore, about the entrepreneurial drive, conserving the world’s resources – and working towards “better living for everyone”.

Unreasonable Impact | Solving the World’s Biggest Challenges: LanzaTech

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Last week, Barclays and the Unreasonable Group hosted the first Unreasonable Impact World Forum, bringing together 27 innovative companies from Asia, the US and Europe working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. In the first of three profiles of those taking part, we hear from Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, about thinking the impossible, carbon-monoxide eating bugs – and doing what you think is right.

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Last week, Barclays and the Unreasonable Group hosted the first Unreasonable Impact World Forum, bringing together 27 innovative companies from Asia, the US and Europe working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. In the first of three profiles of those taking part, we hear from Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech, about thinking the impossible, carbon-monoxide eating bugs – and doing what you think is right.

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