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Corporate Social Investment

There has never been a better time to be a serious social investor

Unpacking the diverse yet vital social investment landscape in SA Far more than being a ‘nice to have’, fulfilling a public relations exercise to increase positive brand awareness or ensuring compliance with certain legal requirements, social investment has come to embody so much more. Given the increasing pressure on public funds and the mounting economic …

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CSI must change gear to confront the new reality

By Marcus Coetzee – Management Consultant Back in January 2019, most businesses were pursuing a Corporate Social Investment (CSI) strategy which had been fine-tuned over the years. Then the pandemic hit South Africa in late March. Everything changed. CSI activities pivoted, refocused and were fuelled by adrenalin and empathy. CSI entered crisis mode. Mitigating harm …

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BCX’s transformation strategy makes real changes to the lives of the previously disadvantaged

The national broad-based BEE (BBBEE) strategy was born out of the constitutional requirement for previously disadvantaged individuals and entities in SA to allow for equal access to the economy. It comprises three measurable components, namely direct investment, human development and employment equity, and indirect empowerment. The BBBEE scorecard for each SA company indicates the measure …

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