Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie
Shift Social Development 3 days ago
A campaign launched by the IAB SA strives to allow all South Africans free basic access to the internet. As the right to information is one of our constitutional rights, it follows that South Africans should have the ability to access this information freely.
18 May 2018
The future direction of purpose-driven communications in Africa and how purpose-driven communications can drive sustainable growth and sustainable development, was under the microscope at the recent Holmes Report In2 Innovation Summit in Johannesburg, in a panel discussion with Brian Tjugum, the UK-based managing director for Weber Shandwick's EMEA Social impact practice.
Louise Marsland 14 May 2018
Marking the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the 2018 SleepOut Movement is presenting several new opportunities for South Africans to #RiseToTheChallenge in raising awareness of the plight and injustice of homelessness, as well as raise funds to assist in eradicating this social inequality.
14 May 2018
FCB Africa's digital agency, Hellocomputer, has partnered with Umuzi to establish a creative programmer learnership so it can address the chronic shortage of programmers and drive transformation.
14 May 2018
On Thursday at the One Club for Creativity's Creative Summit, three of the leading female creative directors, Amee Shah (Droga5), Justine Armour (72andSunny) and Laddie Peterson (Wieden + Kennedy New York) were joined by I-Hsien Sherwood (Ad Age) to discuss, "The power of creating your tribe" aka the role of community and allyship in female career journeys.
Ann Nurock 11 May 2018
Speaking at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference, trends analyst Dion Chang highlighted that employers have an obligation to ensure their employees are skilled to adapt to the displacement being triggered by the fourth industrial revolution, especially those in emerging economies.
11 May 2018
Corporate social investment has the power to unleash "the generosity of strangers" to address South Africa's inequality, poverty and unemployment, and the indignities imposed by those ills, said Professor Thuli Madonsela, delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Trialogue Business in Society Conference.
9 May 2018
From 16 to 20 April, I joined over 1,000 people from more than 59 countries (majority Global South) in Nusa Dua, Bali for the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit. The exceptionally well-run gathering explored what works in shifting social norms, changing behaviors and amplifying the voices of those who have most at stake in the success of development efforts. It was also designed to get into the ring with the issues of social justice and agenda setting that affect these decisions.
Nicole Biondi 7 May 2018
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2018, the Right2Know Campaign reflects on happenings and issues affecting the media in South Africa and in Africa as a whole, over the past year.
3 May 2018
During May, Food Lover's Market is asking shoppers to support its Hunger Month campaign as it aims to raise enough money to provide one million meals to vulnerable South Africans. The campaign, now in its second year, is being run in partnership with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, Simpl. Juice and Rugani, and implemented through FoodForward SA.
2 May 2018
Vote with Your Tote is a project launched by a pro bono team of top creatives and environmental experts that partners with local bodega owners and artists to design totes and remind Governor Andrew Cuomo about the importance of a carryout bag fee.
2 May 2018
Hundreds of disabled learners had the opportunity to meet corporates seeking to employ people with disabilities at the recent SABC Disability Summit.
25 Apr 2018