FAQs – Trusted Partners

What is the trusted partner programme?

A programme that enables Be Ethical Training to signpost their candidates to organisations and individuals to encourage continuous improvement of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities.

Why has the programme been developed?

We do not claim to know everything that can be achieved within an ESG framework and require partners to support the development and continuous improvement of our candidates activities and initiatives.

How much does this cost?

In our first year of business (2021), we are offering to share your profile and business details on our website FOR FREE. This includes passing referrals directly to your inbox.

Before the end of the year, we will share our packages and costs, starting from £199 pa. Each package will include a donation to our chosen cause Girls Out Loud.

How long does the programme last?

 Our packages are sold as part of a 12-month commitment.

Does Be Ethical Training take a referral fee?

We do not request any referral fee from work that is delivered by our trusted partners to our trainees or those they collaborate with. 

If the partner is delivering training via our platform we will take a 10% commission. This covers 5% paid to the platform provider and 5% to Be Ethical Training for administration and automation support.

Can I cancel?

Yes. A cancellation can be made, which will apply from the next full month. All partner details will be removed from our website and training platform. We will refund the remaining amount minus the donation to the charity.

What is the criteria to become a trusted partner?


  • Your services are aligned with ESG activities
  • You have a updated website
  • You have an active LinkedIn account with a profile picture
  • You have a head shot and bio
  • You have the ability to take an increase in enquiries and workload


  • You are happy to talk in webinars, podcasts and at events
  • You have your own FREE ESG content available
  • You offer courses or workshops that can be delivered online 

Depending on the package you choose, will determine the level of engagement with our candidates.

What are the main benefits for a trusted partner?

  • Exposure to all of Be Ethical Trainings network 
  • Direct referrals to your inbox
  • Ability to collaborate with other trusted partners
  • Links back to your own website and socials
  • Become part of and ESG community and conversation  
  • Use of our branding

How is a trusted partner expected to support Be Ethical Training candidate?

By offering them access to your services to enhance what they have learnt from Be Ethical Training and deliver continuous improvement in the area they have requested.

What happens if another partner offers the same service?

When purchasing any product or service it is important to have a choice of providers. As we encourage our trainees to work with partners that are local to their business location we would like partners to be located throughout the UK.

Can a partner change their package within the 12 months?

We would review the difference in price and either invoice or refund, minus the donation to the charity that is made as part of the package price.

If I am unsuccessful will I receive feedback?

No. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to respond to all unsuccessful applications. We will, refer you back to the partnership criteria.

If I am not successful when can I reapply?

Potential trusted partners are invited to reapply once they meet the criteria set out. Unless we have specifically told you otherwise.

You mention a donation (from my payment) goes to charity, can I use this in my own CSR?

Absolutely! A donation of 15% will be made to our chosen cause Girls Out loud from each trusted partner package fee. We encourage our partners to capture this donation as part of their own ESG activity and report their data via their chosen methods.