Committed to positive impact

As a firm, we recognise that we have an impact that goes beyond our core business activities and, as a result, we have a dedicated team that drives corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives throughout BW. 

To deliver this activity in a meaningful way, we have four key areas of focus: the environment, sustainable development, ethical procurement, and charities and volunteering.

Throughout the 2020/21 financial year


raised in charitable donations by our people


hours of volunteering from our people


in employee matched funding 

"A huge thank you to everyone at Barnett Waddingham, your support has been absolutely phenomenal over the last two-and-a-half years and we're so, so grateful to have had you by our side."
Sophie Partnership Manager, Marie Curie UK

Focus areas

Environmental commitment

We have an obligation to reduce the impact that we have on the environment and we consider our consumption, waste, and travel to set clear improvement targets.

Sustainable development

We aim to avoid adverse social and environmental impact in our supply-chain by reducing the environmental impact from service contractors as well as purchasing products that meet recognised environmental standards.

Ethical procurement and partnerships

People in our supply chain must be treated with respect and have clear employment rights; we would not knowingly use any service contractors who contravened any such issues.

Charities and volunteering

Our employees make a valuable contribution through their volunteering. Each employee is entitled to take one working day a year to volunteer for a recognised good cause. We also match any employee’s personal donations or sponsorship to recognised organisations and charities.

Our charity partner

Our national charity partner has now changed to Mind, a mental health charity who provide advice and support to anyone experiencing mental health problems. 

We will be working to raise money for Mind, to allow them to keep helping those who need it most. 

Find out more

Carbon neutral pledge

We have pledged to making our organisation net carbon neutral for scope 1 and 2 emissions, having already made a significant reduction in our footprint by reducing emissions across the business. We have also committed to continuing to do the right thing and reduce our footprint by only using high quality, nature-based offsets to achieve neutrality.

Find out more here


Supporting the IFoA Foundation

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) is the UK's only chartered professional body dedicated to educating, developing and regulating actuaries based both in the UK and internationally.

The IFoA Foundation is a recently formed charity, raising funds to support the actuarial community. Its vision is to open every door for the next generation of actuaries and to empower the profession to be transformative in addressing the greatest challenges of our time.


Our sustainability report

See our progress towards fully integrating sustainability, including climate risks and opportunities, into our business, into our operations, our services and our advice to clients.

This report sets out our implementation of the Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

Read our report

Our BW community

Our Facebook and Instagram social media channels reveal more about life behind the scenes at BW, covering everything from our CSI activity to the fantastic people who make up our nationwide team. Please visit these pages for the latest updates.