Flagship Annual Charity Event, Walk the World
With Walk the World, every Informa office around the world, as well as all homeworkers, are each year invited to participate by organising a walk in their local area.
We raise money for charity but another key objective is engagement and inclusivity – how many Informa colleagues take part and collectively, how far could the Group walk around the world?
We see this as a great way to connect and unite the many individual colleagues, offices and businesses spread across the 20+ countries where Informa operates, plus have a lot of fun at the same time!
Each Division chooses a charity linked to their day-to-day activities, ensuring colleagues felt a sense of purpose and relevance. For example, our Academic Publishing division supports READ India, a charity that promotes literacy in developing countries, while Knowledge & Networking has chosen to work with Global Angels in the past, a charity that strives to transform disadvantaged communities.
Overall, more than a third of our colleagues raised £120,000 by walking 17,200km in 30 walks in 12 countries – from the Great Wall of China, to Central Park in New York, along the River Thames in London, around historic ruins in Delhi, besides a windmill in Holland and along the beach in Florida. It’s our single biggest fundraising event.
// WE RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY BUT THE KEY OBJECTIVE IS ENGAGEMENT AND INCLUSIVITY... //