corporate social responsibility

Community Demands Economic Empowerment

Mining magnate, Patrice Motsepe, has been given a memorandum of demands by over 400 angry residents living next to Modikwa, a platinum mine in the Greater Tubatse Municipality and also the subsidiary of Motsepe’s African Rainbow Minerals group.

The community demand that Motsepe should empower them economically because, “We have been frustrated for a long time because Motsepe's mines are making huge profits, but our people remain disadvantaged."

Corporate Social Responsibility As A Response to Disaster Risk Reduction

In its consideration of Disaster Risk and Resilience (DRR), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) defines ‘resilience’ as ‘…the ability of a system, community or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to, and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner.’

Inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Fair

The Colloquium for Social Entrepreneurs (CSE) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is hosting the Inaugural Social Entrepreneurship Fair on 20 November 2008 in Johannesburg.

The Social Entrepreneurs' Fair will provide a platform for Social Entrepreneurial Stakeholders to interact as well as allow the CSE to thank its valued stakeholders' for the inspiration they have provided over the past years. Some 40 Social Enterprises will be on hand to display their work and as a committed supporter, we are keen for you to join us.

CSI or CSR - Are You a Learning NPO?

So what’s the difference between CSI (Corporate Social Investment) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)? Do you know and have you considered how these two concepts impact on your work as a non-profit organisation and your current way of doing things? 

The terms corporate citizenship, sustainable development and partnerships are  bandied around and glibly used by the non-profit sector as a solution to fighting poverty and changing lives.

Words as Weapons:

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