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Many industries are in significant flux because of changes in society, demographics and technology. Capitalism is facing a period of fundamental change and challenge. Business has an important role in building prosperity for all stakeholders. But to sustain long-term value creation a company must understand the societal impact of its business as well as structural trends that might affect future growth. We support a number of initiatives and competitions that align with our values and through which we hope to support new thinking in a range of fields.
For instance in US LetterOne sponsors NAQT's national championships for high school and college students to raise awareness of quiz bowl and make the game accessible to more teams. Educating future leaders to succeed in a rapidly changing digital economy is an indirect but critical byproduct of quiz bowl tournaments. Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems — skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning. Extracurricular activities like quiz bowl are an important tool as we seek to equip children and young adults for careers that are taking shape today and will continue to evolve for the rest of their lives.
LetterOne sponsors NAQT's national championships for high school and college students to raise awareness of quiz bowl and make the game accessible to more teams. Educating future leaders to succeed in a rapidly changing digital economy is an indirect but critical byproduct of quiz bowl tournaments.
To make a name for yourself as a jazz musician on the European stage today requires a lot of talent and hard work. It is of equal importance to have an effective marketing and promotional strategy to stand out from the competition and a dynamic presence on the international ‘live’ scene. Providing those opportunities, commitment, expertise and support to make it happen is what the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” is all about.
The “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” - North America Edition - is becoming a significant event in the international jazz calendar. From 1st of July until 29th of September 2018, young Jazz artists entered their submissions via a dedicated website to be considered for the award. In 2018 over 230 artists submitted their entries. As winner of the “LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” Sasha Berliner embarked in June 2019 on a tour often major jazz festivals in North America and Canada.
The Indigo Prize is a new economics prize that challenges entrants to consider how to measure economic activity in a 21st century economy. We want to catalyse a debate about how and what factors are currently measured given our evolving economies, technology and skills bases, and what should now be taken into consideration in official economic statistics that measure the health, size and growth of a modern economy.
As a result of L1 support New Entrepreneurs Foundation and the Centre for Entrepreneurs merged into a new organisation to create the UK/Europe’s leading entrepreneurial thought-leadership and educational institute. The Centre for Entrepreneurs aims to create a new generation of outstanding entrepreneurs who will launch and build businesses, playing a key role in driving Britain’s future growth and prosperity. It also undertakes research and campaigns to promote the role of entrepreneurs in creating economic growth and social well-being.
Professors Graham Davies and Adrian Thrasher lead the thymus transplantation programme at GOSH. They have successfully used it to save the lives of children with a life threatening immune deficiency condition, complete DiGeorge syndrome (cDGS). As a result of L1 support – GOSH now aim to research expanding this pioneering technology to other conditions where children have a weak immune system or where their immune system has been suppressed such as during chemotherapy or heart transplantation. This could benefit around 50 children across Europe who are diagnosed each year with DiGeorge syndrome and around 25 children who need heart transplants in the UK.
2020 was extremely difficult year for charities, however what has been achieved by The Felix Project in 2020 is nothing short of phenomenal. By the end of 2020, the Felix Project delivered enough food to make 21.5 million meals for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Londoners – more than in the whole of 2019. LetterOne is pleased to be able to support The Felix project which plays a key role in London in combatting food poverty.