Social accounting examines ways in which economic, social and environmental value can be captured and communicated. Building on traditional accounting principles, the Expanded Value Added Statement (EVAS) is an innovative tool to account for economic, social, and environmental factors. It provides a way to account for traditionally non-monetized factors (such as volunteer hours) to provide a better picture of social value creation.…
Added by Karim Harji on October 9, 2008 at 2:20 —
The Social Purchasing Portal (SPP) allows corporations to leverage existing purchasing power to provide added social value to their communities. The demand-driven business model allows corporations to obtain quality goods and services at competitive prices while also promoting social benefits. The SPP provides a direct and meaningful way to practice corporate social responsibility (CSR) through ethical procurement practices.…
Added by Karim Harji on October 9, 2008 at 2:19 —
Timely, objective, and accurate information is scarce on many social issues, and making better data available can itself be a powerful tool for social change. Knowledge management to allow relevant data to be accessed in a timely manner for decision-making and learning purposes can enhance the impact of new or existing social investment initiatives. The CEDTAP datasets present an opportunity to optimize information assets for social change, and can be an important tool for corporations, social… Continue
Added by Karim Harji on October 9, 2008 at 2:15 —
Presentation from the Canadian Community Economic Development annual conference on youth engagement in social enterprise in Canada. This (entirely) youth-led presentation, also given at the World Youth Congress in 2008, includes examples, best practices and tools/resources.
Added by Karim Harji on October 9, 2008 at 2:00 —
The Business Civic Leadership Center's Corporate Citizenship Awards
showcase businesses, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and partner organizations for demonstrating ethical leadership and corporate stewardship and for making a positive difference in society.
As part of this, the Partnership Award is presented to a company and a charitable organization that have exemplified success in 2007 and 2008 in working… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on October 7, 2008 at 22:00 —
As you probably know from checking out my profile, I am a consultant/speaker working in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR. My interest and expertise in this area are concentrated in the Employee Volunteer Programs (EVP’s) also known as Corporate Volunteering/Citizenship. I research the topic daily and collect mountains of data, links, and just interesting stuff.
So I thought I’d share some of it with everyone. Every so often I'll put up some links or items that I… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on October 7, 2008 at 16:21 —
BDL Integrated farming Limited (BDL) has received a "Letter of Intent" to acquire 7,000 hectares of prime agricultural land in Madagascar. BDL intends to plant amongst others Maize & Soya Bean for the Mauritian Livestock Feed sector. The market is worth US $50 millions annually and is assured. The project will definitely enhance the lives of people, not only by getting jobs but also by bringing basic facilities such as potable water, solar energy and other technologies in the region where… Continue
Added by Roodradev Sharma Dabeedeen on October 4, 2008 at 5:27 —
FROM AECF: The first six grants have been awarded by the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), totalling about $6.5m and covering over five countries, including Uganda, Cameroon,… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on September 30, 2008 at 23:30 —
In the last entry I listed the fairly rehearsed reasons for volunteering
. It’s a good list. Well thought out. Comprehensive. Accurate. And its not that they aren’t good reasons, its just that they aren’t good enough.
I then suggested that there was a reason that you won’t find on any of the classic volunteer management lists. Its a motivation that is more compelling and reflective of… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on September 30, 2008 at 20:30 —
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Added by Business Fights Poverty on September 28, 2008 at 23:41 —
To coincide with this week’s UN High Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs, the UN Office for Partnerships and Business Action for Africa joined forces to organise a meeting to gauge progress on improving Africa’s investment climate.
A favourable investment climate is vital for economic development and African policy-makers recognise that obstacles to both domestic… Continue
Added by Business Action for Africa on September 26, 2008 at 23:00 —
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FROM UNDP / INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
Ten companies were recognized yesterday evening for their work in improving the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged people. From a family-owned soybean business in Ghana, to one of the leading telecommunications companies in the Philippines, these firms prove… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on September 25, 2008 at 18:00 —
Researching various company’s Employee Volunteer Programs (EVPs), I’ve noticed a distinct rise in the use of EVPs as an element of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Dozens of news feeds pop up on my screen each day on the topic. Every once in awhile, the content of an article really stands out. Today was just such a day, so I thought I’d share...
Perry Garfinkel (… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on September 25, 2008 at 14:22 —
If you ask the experts, “Why should I volunteer?” you’ll usually get a list of relatively compelling reasons. It usually reads something like this:
1. CAREERS. Volunteering provides you with a glimpse into career alternatives and your abilities.…
Added by Chris Jarvis on September 25, 2008 at 14:06 —
When my forebears were starting out on their personal crusade to remedy the problems of life in the North east of Englands coal mines they created a local culture of social responsibility. Those communities grew to develop a keen nterest in the human spirit and its ability to triumph over adversity. However I think today they would be horrified to see what had been created.
By 1913 they had created a society that was beginning to accept true social reform and develop a classless… Continue
Added by Mark Trotter on September 25, 2008 at 12:46 —
One of the greatest mistakes non-profit organizations (NPO’s) make with volunteers (and the public in general) is offering too much and asking too little. Now, that may come across counter-intuitive, or maybe just a dumb thing to say...But I’m suggesting that the major reason why many NPO’s find it almost impossible to… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on September 24, 2008 at 14:30 —
This year marks the midpoint in one of the most ambitious poverty-elimination efforts ever undertaken – the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG). In this pivotal year, when the… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on September 22, 2008 at 13:30 —
What does the business community need to do??? It looks like world leaders are yet to meet there obligations collectively for the world's poor...
By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS - World leaders meeting at the U.N. General Assembly this week face a global financial crisis that threatens the United Nation's efforts to generate billions of dollars to fight poverty, especially in Africa.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban… Continue
Added by Christopher Andoh on September 22, 2008 at 12:39 —
GAIN Business Award
Geneva, London (GAIN/IBLF)
– As world leaders gather in New York this week to discuss the rising concern about food security and nutrition, we have extended the deadline for the GAIN Business Award for Innovation in Nutrition
to give as many companies as possible the opportunity to participate. The new deadline for application has now been extended to 31 October 2008.
The GAIN Business Award for Innovation in Nutrition
, launched… Continue
Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on September 22, 2008 at 12:22 —
By Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB Continue
Next week a series of events, taking place alongside the UN General Assembly in New York, will explore business' contribution to achieving…
Added by Business Fights Poverty on September 20, 2008 at 19:30 —