WPP the parent company

WPP, the parent company, supports a range of charities, with a particular focus on education, the arts and young people. These include:

  • Education Africa UK
  • Gambian Education Development Trust
  • INSEAD Trust for European Management Education
  • NABS (a charity which offers financial, practical and emotional support to those in the advertising industry)
  • The London Business School
  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • The Roundhouse Trust
  • University of Oxford
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center For Scholars

WPP is also a member of:

  • Business in the Community (an organization that promotes responsible business practice)
  • Employers Forum on Disability
  • The Media Trust (which provides media support to over 5,000 charities)
  • The Institute of Business Ethics

Many senior WPP executives also give pro bono advice and support. Sir Martin Sorrell is an active participant in programs at the following international business schools: London Business School; IESE, Spain; Indian Business School; Harvard Business School; and Boston University, School of Management.

For a number of years, donations from WPP have been used to support the Lower Basic School in Sanyang village and the regional health clinic at Medina Salaam, both in Gambia. During 2008, WPP funding provided computers for the school’s internet centre and enabled the school to join the Eden Project Gardens for Life.