SocialBox.Biz Speaks at CBI Event About Bigger Laptop Handover Milestones

A SocialBox.Biz blog post update by Alex 12 May 2020

Speaking at CBI working group on helping families in hardship via WebEx about what they can do to make a difference in the age of coronavirus and beyond, SocialBox.Biz is gearing up for even bigger laptop handover milestone to date. Working to help refugees, homeless, and elderly people, those hit hardest by COVID-19, SocialBox.Biz has been a beacon of hope for the refugees, homeless and families in the most vulnerable positions today.


Helping to support digital inclusion as people request access to the internet for connecting with friends, doctors, and jobs, SocialBox.Biz is encouraging businesses and IT departments everywhere to consider the benefits of rehoming their laptops and their no longer needed old but still useful tech for reusing and rehoming via SocialBox.Biz sustainable initiatives

– CBI featuring SocialBox.Biz tech reuse initiative

CBI has website pages up and running for each of the challenge groups amid the pandemic, featuring SocialBox.Biz initiative to emphasize how businesses can help those who are being digitally excluded.

“Many of our great business clients are already helping people and families in hardship by shifting their procurement and impact strategies towards local social impact which can reduce digital exclusion among the most vulnerable in this country.” said the team at SocialBox.Biz.

SocailBox.Biz Initiative was recently mentioned in an annual report published by IWG and Regus. Regus is asking British businesses and local people to donate their unwanted laptops and their older no longer needed but still useful tech to help the homeless and others in need via SocialBox.Biz platform
Sep 3, 2020 Update

As well as partnering charities such as Age UK London, Centrepoint, The Passage, and C4WS Homless project the SocialBox.Biz initiative has been backed by a number of business leaders too, including Nigel Wilson, CEO of Legal & General, and Richard Morris, UK CEO of Regus.

Nigel Wilson said:

“I believe that business is more than just profit; it’s also about impact. Therefore, we are thrilled to be doing something meaningful with our old, no-longer-needed, but still useful infrastructure. It’s no secret we have a homeless problem here in Britain today. All we need to do is exhibit some compassion as a society.”

According to Richard Morris: “As a workspace provider driven by tech, we know how integral digital skills are to the way that people live and work.”

At SocialBox.Biz, there are some common themes. For instance, donating locally benefits the community and in addition donating locally reduces Scope 3 Emissions and boosts impact, all while helping to increase share price of companies who donate.

For longer term goals, they believe that a even a small but ongoing cross sector shift in procurement models towards local social impact for old but still useful tech can reduce digital exclusion. This is something many of SocialBox.Biz great business clients are already doing and they are inviting additional participation and other sectors to join on an ongoing basis to make this sustainable.

After years of pursuing their Laptops for the Homeless and Vulnerable Initiative, SocialBox.Biz now has the systems in place to help thousands –receive laptop donations in accommodation and charity arrangements.

SocialBox.Biz is encouraging all businesses and entities to work together to help society today.

For more information and to participate, contact: Info (at) SocialBox.Biz

SocialBox.Biz – 2024 update 

Companies can now solve their impact problems and reduce scope 3 emissions from old tech by sponsoring additional students, basic computer classes and tech labs for older people living on small pensions and refugees integrating into British society, please contact us to discuss further:


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