News and Insight

A showcase of some of our delivered and planned activity around Positive Places, giving you a chance to delve a little deeper into the areas that interest you.

Croydon Partnership supports H.E.A.R. The Runway

12 Jun 2017

In 2016, Tanya Gabrielle a resident of Croydon who is deaf, was successful in applying for a £2,000 grant award from the Croydon Partnership to deliver ‘H.E.A.R. The Runway’.

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Life Less Plastic

2 Jun 2017

Hammerson employees from 10 retail destinations across the UK, including the Bullring in Birmingham, have been working together to become more sustainable through everyday acts. The teams are part of a challenge on The Butterfly Bank, a platform where companies can invite employees to find, take and record actions to do a little good. Since the end of 2015 the nearly 400 strong team of employees from Hammerson have banked an impressive 52,000 actions. Every action recorded on the site banks ‘virtual butterflies’ a currency designed to reflect the fact that the number of butterflies indicate the health of our environment.

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Pop Up Business School at The Oracle

3 May 2017

On the 21st and 22nd of April The Oracle provided 7 Pop Up Business School participants with trading space on the lower mall.

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50,000 actions recorded by Hammerson employees

27 Apr 2017

Hammerson joined up with The Butterfly Bank in 2015 to open our own bespoke branch of the innovative engagement platform. Our employees can find community, environmental and health and wellbeing actions to take at work and at home. They record uptake, share stories and inspire each other with peer designed, sustainability focused actions. Since the launch, employees from across three offices and ten shopping centres have been actively recording sustainable behaviours and community actions. To date they have recorded an impressive 50,000 actions. Each action earns a number of virtual butterflies that are 'banked' via the platform.

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Football legend Eddie Gray raises dementia awareness at Victoria Leeds

6 Apr 2017

Leeds legend Gray praises Victoria's partnership with Leeds United Foundation

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We are Dementia Friends

28 Mar 2017

12 Oracle employees attended a Dementia Friends training session on the 28th February 2017 ahead of disability week. The employees that took part in the training session learnt about Dementia and how it affects people, and the practical actions that Dementia Friends can take that could help someone with dementia visiting The Oracle.

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Launching our new Net Positive Objective

24 Mar 2017

I am delighted to be able to announce Hammerson’s Net Positive initiative this week. We are setting out a new objective under Hammerson Positive Places, to become Net Positive for carbon emissions, water demand, resource use and socio-economic impacts by 2030. And we are including not just our emissions but the emissions of the tenanted areas of our assets and our development projects. We are also including the impacts of our investments so everything we do across the business and in all operating countries contributes to our Net Positive objective.

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