Social Responsibility

We are proud to support these causes

BES | ER Bursary

Working with the British Ecological Society, ER instigated and now funds a £10,000 annual bursary to assist potential future ecologists. Since it’s inception in 2019, more than a dozen recipients have benefitted from the BES Next Generation Bursary Scheme, which supports aspiring ecologists without the finances or opportunities to pursue their passion for a career in ecology.

“It’s changed my life by giving me the opportunities to attend conferences, start learning to drive, and even relocate for my work experience placement.” – Caitlin Thomas, Bursary Awardee 2020 and former ER colleague

DEKI – Opportunity, not poverty

This award-winning international charity provides interest-free micro loans for entrepreneurs.

“Deki believes that everyone should have the opportunity to work their way out of poverty, to create a better future for their families, and to have the chance to change their lives and the lives of those around them.”

Vashti Seth, Founder and CEO

Railway Children

Working tirelessly to get children off the streets in the UK and globally, Railway Children believe in a world where no child ever has to live on the streets.

Children run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. RC work to reach children as soon as they arrive on the streets and intervene before an abuser can.


Saving albatrosses, one hook at a time.

“Every day, hundreds of albatross die in longline fisheries. But there is a unique and exciting new solution to halt this. It’s called a Hookpod. Hookpods stop birds getting caught as they dive for baits. They are effective, easy to use, safe and economic for fishermen. If every pelagic longline fishing fleet used Hookpods, I believe we can stop the accidental death of these magnificent ocean wanderers.”

Sir David Attenborough

Fred Hollows

The Fred Hollows Foundation has, to date, restored sight to more than 3 million people worldwide, with a simple operation that costs around £25.

In developing countries, blindness denies people education, independence and the ability to work – things which can break the poverty cycle.

Species in need (staff pick)

The Saola is one of the planet’s rarest large mammals, found only in the Annamite Mountains of Laos and Vietnam – which in itself is one of the most beautiful, mysterious, endangered and significant ecosystems on earth.

Because of this, the Saola – whose closest living relatives are wild cattle and buffaloes – has only been known to science since 1992.

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