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How Africa is fuelling Chinese economic growth

How Africa is fuelling Chinese economic growth

Market commentators are divided in opinion about China’s increased investment in Africa in recent years.  Some are labelling their investments and loans as predatory practices aimed at relieving struggling countries of their resources. Others, and…

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Why are “Funders” and NPOs teammates?

Why are “Funders” and NPOs teammates?

Philanthropy, whether private or corporate, is often lauded and revered, while we perceive charities and those working for them as sentimental suckers or overly aggressive activists. This imbalance in perceptions is not only harmful, but…

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Why will corporate responsibility be required by digital pioneers?

Why will corporate responsibility be required by digital pioneers?

As pioneering companies pursue boundary-breaking opportunities, they must assume a new corporate responsibility. The concept of trust and good corporate citizenship will increasingly come to the fore as those who willingly compete in these new…

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How Corporate Social Responsibility attracts top talent

How Corporate Social Responsibility attracts top talent

While the notion of “corporate social responsibility,” may have once been regarded as a corporate philanthropy. It has quickly become a crucial part of any large company’s long-term strategy – not just in marketing, but…

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4 ways to use Corporate Social Responsibility as an HR Tool

4 ways to use Corporate Social Responsibility as an HR Tool

Given the choice of hunting for a job or giving up coffee for a year, I think sacrificing coffee would win by a small margin. There are enjoyable pieces of job hunting, don’t get me…

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What is the HR Role in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility?

What is the HR Role in promoting Corporate Social Responsibility?

Your employees respect and identify with employers who give. The world is a smaller place thanks to the Internet, global trading and new communication and technology advances. More U.S. companies are expanding overseas, and now…

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Business can co-create shared value with communities

Business can co-create shared value with communities

Prof Robert Kaplan explains to Alan Hosking how the South African business community can use a shared value strategy to address key challenges in the country. Where did the concept of shared value strategies originate?…

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When will charity start at work?

When will charity start at work?

There’s an old idiom that says charity starts at home, but as the payroll giving trend starts taking off in South Africa, charity may very well find its place at work, giving new meaning to…

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Why businesses must make CSR part of their strategic intent

Why businesses must make CSR part of their strategic intent

Organisations need to move beyond CSR and create corporate shared value. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often seen as the ‘warm and fuzzy’ side of business. And while investing in communities is absolutely critical, it is…

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Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

Benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility

No longer is the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ a novel idea amongst businesses. A 2011 sustainability study by MIT showed that sustainability, in the US at least, now plays a permanent part in 70% of…