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Al Mulhem in Social Justice Work

October 1, 2015

Al Mulhem ("Inspirer" in English) provides a theoretical and philosophical as well as practical framework to practitioners, activists and CSOs eager to applying Social Justice and Right based principles in their work and training workshops.

Mandela Day -- Moving from Charity to Sustainable Development July 2014

July 31, 2014

This Mandela Day there was an unprecedented outpouring of generosity and action among employees from businesses large and small: children received books, classrooms were painted, blankets and gifts were delivered, nutritious food was distributed and donations were raised and shared in less privileged communities. These volunteer actions, largely charitable in nature, must be recognised and valued: real and immediate needs of NGOs and communities were addressed as corporate employees bore witness to the every-day struggles of fellow citizens.

What Could the Proposed New B-BBEE Codes Do to Business SA's Commitment to Social Development?

December 1, 2012

Minister Rob Davies has published draft amendments to the existing B-BBEE Codes. Both progressive business and the non-profit sector are seriously questioning several aspects of these -- to the extent that the DTI was last week moved to issue a press statement denying that the intention of the draft Codes is to disadvantage 'charitable organisations'. Paradoxically it is the changes to the Socio-Economic Development (SED) pillar -- which currently carries the least points on the scorecard - which is drawing the most public criticism. In spite of the DTI's recent demurral, the intended changes have the potential to both impoverish non-profits and damage South Africa's burgeoning corporate social responsibility culture. At both practical and symbolic levels this is cause for grave concern.

The New Corporate Cluster: The Social Responsibility as a Common Tool in the Public and Private Sector

October 1, 2012

This dissertation is focused on the private sector as an actor in the new cooperation cluster, through corporate social responsible actions by the gas and oil industries in Mozambique and their discursive strategies.

Transforming Slum Settlements on Environmentally Sensitive Areas to Sustainable Neighbourhood Based on Adaptive Strategies: The Case of 'Korea-sefer', Addis Ababa

June 1, 2012

This thesis examines the challenges of sustainable development and identifies the views of the people on their future transformation of 'Korea-sefer', purposively selected slum settlement in Addis Ababa situated on steep slope and along river bank.

CSR and Sport in Kenya Another Path to Development?

June 1, 2012

The pressure on businesses to act ethically and to get involved in the development area has increased. At the same time, the strength of sports as a vehicle for development is highlighted from various worldly respected leaders and organizations. The research maps the emerging field of businesses responsibility, development and sport in Kenya.

Why and What Is Microcredit For: The Case of the Solidarity Capital Risk in Sao Tome and Principe

May 1, 2012

The objective of this study is to explore the reasons for the surge of microcredit and the impact of this strategy in the likes of the people who resort to it

A Decade of Outcome-oriented Philanthropy

April 19, 2012

This is a transcript of a panel discussion on outcome oriented philanthropy

The New Generation of Community Foundations

March 16, 2012

Community foundations have enjoyed considerable growth in recent years, not only in their number but also in their character. This emergence of a "new generation" of community foundations is occurring within a larger context of other emerging forms of "social solidarity" movements and institutions, including rural development philanthropy, member-based organizing and other hybrid forms of citizen-led actions. In an effort to strengthen a conceptual framework for this phenomenon, this paper identifies synergies and linkages across networks (and their respective bodies of literature) that may previously not have been well connected.

The Role of Non-governmental Organisations in Addressing the Needs of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Marondera District, Zimbabwe

January 1, 2012

This paper is based on fieldwork that was conducted amongst children who have been left orphaned and vulnerable because of various reasons, and investigates the interventions of Save the Children in the lives of these orphans.

Our Programme Strategy: Volunteerism for Peace and Development

January 1, 2012

This overview summarizes the programme approach of UNV, outlining the focus of our work and defining realistic and practical ways to embed volunteerism into peace and development activities. We hope you find it useful in highlighting potential areas of synergy and collaboration.

Oil and CSR Means Business: CSR as a Business Strategy Among Oil Companies in South Sudan 2005-2011

January 1, 2012

This study is conducted to shed light on the conditions that affected the corporate social performance of international oil companies operating in what is today South Sudan during the period from 2005 to 2011.

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