CSI Trends 2020

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Businesses still in the SDG starting blocks

With only 10 years to go to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a great deal of work to be done if business is to contribute meaningfully to national efforts...

22 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 trends in responsible business

Companies spent an estimated R10.2bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2019 - a 5% year-on-year increase in nominal terms (2018: R9.7bn), but flat when taking inflation into account, reflecting a subdued economy...

By Zyaan Davids Anter 17 Jan 2020

The devil is in the detail when it comes to responsible investing

With the recent flood of pledges by investors to "turn up the heat" on climate action, one might think that the investment industry was in the midst of a profound shift. If only that were the case...

By Cecile Feront & Stephanie Bertels 17 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Developing a social economy policy in South Africa - five insights

South Africa's Economic Development Department took steps in 2017 to develop the 'social economy' with technical assistance from the International Labour Organisation (ILO)...

By Kerryn Krige, Issued by Nation Builder 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Time for the NPO sector to ask tough questions

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) are working in a challenging context and this will continue in 2020...

By Nazeema Mohamed 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Rural development in SA - the role of social investment

South Africa's rural communities have been marginalised for decades. Poverty - a result of historical injustice - is deeply entrenched outside cities, and communities find themselves lacking access to very basic services...

By Sameera Munshi 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's shifting philanthropy landscape set to enhance positive impact of giving

In 2019, the Nedbank Private Wealth Philanthropy Office produced its fourth biennial Giving Report, which offers insights into the giving practices, attitudes and behaviours of high net worth (HNW) individuals in South Africa...

By Noxolo Hlongwane 6 Jan 2020

How some corporations can have positive impact in communities

What is the role of corporations in addressing grand challenges? Grand challenges are complex, pressing social and ecological problems involving diverse actors. They defy straightforward solutions...

By Ralph Hamann, Alan Zhang, Clifford Shearing, Gina Ziervogel, Lulamile Makaula 3 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: CSI & Sustainability

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content...

17 Dec 2019

ISOC Foundation to improve the livelihoods of Limpopo community

The Internet Society has awarded a grant to the ISOC South Africa-Gauteng Chapter to open a media centre in Mamaila Village, Limpopo...

13 Dec 2019

#16DaysofActivism: Leveraging corporate resources in the fight against GBV

It is disheartening that South Africa is a country where the rate of femicide is five times higher than the global average, according to the UN's World Health Organisation...

By Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi 6 Dec 2019

Here's how SA companies distributed their collective R10.2bn CSI spend in 2019

According to findings from the latest edition of the Trialogue Business in Society Handbook, companies spent an estimated R10.2bn on CSI in South Africa in 2019...

27 Nov 2019

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary through art

Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, an independent public benefit organisation, has opened the doors to its public art exhibition, titled "On Main Road", to contribute uniquely to the national discussion on inequality...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 26 Nov 2019

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