The US Postal Service recently declared Santa Clause to be unsafe for children. Forced to make a choice between risk management and the belief in everything good Old Saint Nick stands for, they decisively opted for the former. Volunteering, whether through non-profits or Employer Sponsored…Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on December 29, 2008 at 17:14 —
As we close out this year and governments get concerned over the failure of all market based economic structures because the one big flaw in the system was exposed again it is a chance to start thinking about radical approaches that could potentially change the social economic climate worldwide.
For this piece of thinking I looked at the reports about the Giants of the international Auto industries going to governments and saying give us money or lose jobs in your… Continue
Added by Mark Trotter on December 23, 2008 at 15:44 —
There is a heated debate going on in the African Policy Forum by learned Africans and policy experts on whether or not African Leaders should step in and pressure Mugabe out of Power. Can and should they do it is the question.
Are you responsible for Corporate Volunteering where you work? Maybe you're the executive over your company's new Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio? If so, you're gonna have to know how to sell it to the room.
Steve Jobs is a great pitchman. BNET offers this quick and… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on December 21, 2008 at 16:44 —
Rather than write a long report we thought we'd sum the evening up there and then. We are, left to right, Simon Berry, William Hoyle (CTT) and Simon Cohen (Global Tolerance). David Wilcox (socialreporter.com) is on the camera and ian Crawford is… Continue
Added by Simon Berry on December 18, 2008 at 19:47 —
Ethiopia’s children cry for help
Police apprehend father who molested own daughter for 9 years By Andualem Sisay October 19, 2007 www.capitalethiopia.com
One cold evening last October, a woman was buying firewood in Wolo Sefer, Bole area in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Suddenly, she came upon a desperate 11 year old girl who had been thrown out of her home after having endured sexual molestation by her father ever since she was a 2 year old infant.
Tentative steps to banking globalization? By Andualem Sisay and Kirubel Tadesse October 8,2007 www.capitalethiopia.com
Looking at their faces, one can easily understand that most of the local bank presidents who were attending a workshop entitled, ‘The Banking Sectors role in enhancing Cooperation between Germany and Ethiopia’, organized by Commerzbank, were rather depressed. They must have been thinking about their degree of competitiveness against such internationally… Continue
Corporate Social Responsibility reports almost never include data that supports the business case for CSR strategies. Unless business can tie the benefits of CSR to the bottom line it will be jettisoned during tough financial times. Or worse, CSR will act as an enabler much like political correctness…Continue
The IBM Corporate Service Corps volunteers promises to be one of the most effective models of Employee Volunteer Programs I have yet seen. I’ve written about the program before, as an outstanding example of connecting core business growth strategies with philanthropic… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on December 15, 2008 at 18:18 —
PRESS RELEASE: His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni joins MapSwitch Uganda to announce nationwide rollout of electronic financial infrastructure services
10th December 2008, Kampala: MapSwitch Uganda has announced the start of a nationwide roll-out of its innovative financial infrastructure service, which will enable millions of Ugandans to experience the benefits of inexpensive and easy to use banking services.
Following the successful completion of a pilot… Continue
During a major policy address to policy makers in Washington D.C. Thursday, Bill Gates argued for continued commitment to foreign aid and development even during the economic downturn.
In a statement about the types of investments he thinks the US needs to sustain and increase, he stressed the need to focus on investments that fight inequity, including education and targeted development assistance to promote economic growth for the poorest people in the… Continue
As I am basically finished writing my thesis, I would like to introduce some papers that I found interesting and insightful.
This first on is “Village Pay Phones and Poverty Reduction: Insights from a Grameen Bank Initiative in Bangladesh” and is actually a classic. It was written by Abdul Bayes (Professor of Economics, Jahangimagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh), Joachim von Braun (Director at the Center for Development Research, Bonn, Germany) and Rasheda…Continue