Author - YolandaAD

The World Is Going Digital, Maybe It’s Time CSR Does Too

Volunteerism is commonly pictured as people physically assisting a community - building a house, cleaning up a park, reading to a child. But lockdown restrictions and the changing work environment means that this image may need to change as well. Companies are now confronted with the challenge of maintaining their CSR goals with...

A World Without Kindness: SRI is Crucial

The notion of philanthropy, community connection, employee engagement, giving, investment for impact, and extending a helping hand, have all been turned upside down when Covid hit the world. Many individuals have lost physical touch with their loved ones and replaced friendly pats on the back, hugging, kissing, and handshakes...

How to use CSR to attract talented Millennials

In the early years of corporate CSR and CSI, executives and financial managers often regarded CSR and CSI as wasteful distractions from profit maximisation. In contrast, the younger generation has increasingly viewed CSR and CSI as natural extensions of a company’s strategic operations. In many companies, this has driven a CSR and CSI...

CSI Matters Now More Than Ever: Why Companies Shouldn’t Put CSI On The Backburner During Economic Crises

The South African economy was already in decline prior to the onset of the covid-19 pandemic but as we got hammered by the covid-lockdown restrictions in 2020, many struggling companies have had to implement cost and budget cuts. While these measures were pervasive across entire organisations, it was more severely felt in the...

How Corporate SA’s CSI Initiatives Can Make A Real Change In South African Communities

Corporate Social Investment (CSI) can be defined as ‘the transparent and ethical investment and activities that an organization undertakes to impact society and the environment to accomplish four goals: (i) Contributes to sustainable development, (ii) Improves the health and welfare of society, (iii) Takes into account the expectations of stakeholders; and (iv) Is in...

COVID-19: The Rise and Downfall of Women Across the World

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the spotlight has shone on governments, economies, and the current state of leadership across the world. The virus outbreak has highlighted many cracks within the global system, particularly capitalism, globalization, and political leadership. However, to many people’s surprise, it has become apparent that female leadership in Denmark,...

CASE STUDY: How Technology can drive Social Change in South African Classrooms

A welcomed revolution has hit our current day classrooms. Gone are the days when classrooms are merely regarded as a place to learn. Thanks to the digital age, technology has helped to create dynamic classrooms where learners are regarded as active participants in creating societal change. But has technology truly created a change in our classrooms, and has...

CASE STUDY: Contributing to a Resilient and Sustainable Society through Women Empowerment

By raising the next generation, South African women are the foundation upon which our country rests. Despite this fundamental role, SA women experience rates of domestic violence that are five times higher than the global average. Studies show, that when women are disempowered, the very social fabric upon which a country rests are threatened. According to...