Utility companies have a strong track record of community investment and partnerships with the charity sector.  However an increasing level of customer expectation and regulator scrutiny to ensure these businesses meet evolving social needs means that many are seeking more strategic collaborations and innovations with the social sector.  Likewise, with significant levels of investment, utility companies understand the need to demonstrate their impact.

At CAF we partner with leading companies such as EDF Energy, Thames Water and United Utilities to translate their ambitions into innovative, high impact programmes. 

We draw on our strategic advisory and transactional services to facilitate your social impact.  We run strategy workshops to engage the right stakeholders, design impact-focused programmes and distribute grants and donations based on careful due diligence and market leading financial vehicles. 

As an independent voice in the charity sector, we understand the wider social and regulatory context and are in a unique position to convene across sectors, hold the right conversations across stakeholder groups and help you develop sustainable strategies.

How we helped npower to tackle fuel crisis and better serve vulnerable consumers

Discover how npower built on the successful piloting of the Fuel Bank ™ programme with our support and was able to:

  • Successfully launch the npower Foundation with us in 2017, thanks to having a model that gained commitment from across the business.
  • Create opportunities to engage in system level change by forming new alliances across sectors, sharing their insights and how to prevent fuel crisis. Thanks to this, they are widening their reach and maximising their impact on society.

Read the npower case study

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Wendy, a UK Power Networks employee, gives through her company's CAF Give As You Earn scheme. This is her payroll giving story.

After Wendy's children were born, she wanted to give back to vulnerable kids less fortunate than her own

She chose give back through her employer, UK Power Networks, who use our payroll giving scheme. Watch this inspiring video to see what happened when we took Wendy to show her where her money has been going and to meet the children who have benefited from her regular monthly donations.


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Janek Seevaratnam

Janek Seevaratnam

Senior Corporate Advisor

Janek builds social purpose through CR and sustainability strategies and programmes for clients across a wide range of sectors (FMCG, retail, and utilities). His specialism is helping clients to articulate and measure their impact, and supporting them to create values-led, purposeful companies.

Contact Janek via email or telephone on +44 (0) 3000 123 264

Laura Dosanjh

Laura Dosanjh

Senior Advisor

Laura works with our corporate clients to integrate social purpose and ensure their corporate responsibility and sustainability strategies have maximum impact. Her work spans a broad range of sectors, with typical engagements including horizon scanning, strategy development and programme design, drawing flexibly a range of CAF's products and services. 

Contact Laura via email or phone her on +44 (0) 3000 123 298

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