Boom, Bust and Crunch economy education programme shortlisted for national corporate engagement award!
We are delighted to have made the shortlist of the Corporate Engagement Awards for Boom, Bust & Crunch - our unique programme that puts financial experts from FTI Consulting into school classrooms to help young people explore the causes, effects, impacts and lessons of the financial crisis.
Boom, Bust & Crunch is our corporate social responsibility that we run with FTI Consulting. It is now in its fourth year.
Over the course of three weeks, students learn about the economy and how it affects us all, using the stories of characters that live through the ‘boom' and ‘bust' periods of the 21st century.
Many secondary school students have grown up in the aftermath of 'the financial crisis', and will have absorbed the reactions from their family and the media. Yet, this topic is rarely addressed in schools.
As an international company at the forefront of financial services innovation, FTI Consulting brought in the Citizenship Foundation to help address this gap in the secondary school curriculum, while creating an excellent corporate social responsibility opportunity for its own employees.
One of the most significant and unique elements of Boom, Bust & Crunch is that it incorporates opportunities for volunteers at several different stages of development beyond the core volunteering roles.
FTI Consulting wanted to draw on the expertise of its financial consultants to establish the nature of the programme's content, its in-house design team to create interactive and user-friendly resources, and the classroom volunteers to present the information in an accessible and engaging way.
FTI Consulting's involvement in every aspect of Boom, Bust & Crunch not only guarantees a high-quality educational resource, but also builds a sense of ownership of the programme's evolution.
We are exceptionally proud of this working relationship and delighted that it has been shortlisted for the category 'Best educational project'.
This article originally stated that FTI had been shortlisted again for the National CSR Awards. This was incorrect. The awards are in fact The Corporate Engagement Awards; FTI Consulting and Citizenship Foundation have been shortlisted as a partnership.