"I run a social business. I mean a business which self-sustains, distributes no dividend and has a social goal as its primary objective, tackling poverty.
With current awareness that there are now a million children going hungry in the UK, I despair…"
"I think in our case we would say very much yes. Aligning it with business objectives ensures it is sustainable for the long term and is playing to the strengths of the business. Of course this model does not necessarily capture all of…"
I hope you can make it to our next breakfast at the end of June - 9am in the Gerard Bar on 29th June. We'll be discussing the proposition for young people and gaining them work experience from different…"
"Well I'd say it's not as clear cut as Adrian suggests. Just suppose you had an employee with a disabled child; you'd probably allow them time of work to volunteer with a disability charity about which they felt stong affinity. This…"
"Is the suggestion that if they're not aligned to business objectives, they should be restrained?
A purpose driven business which invests in the community or a social objective has surplus in terms of both funds and sweat equity, which may be…"
"Oh most definitely yes, I agree Adrian. From the perspective of purely business benefits they can help with an organisations reputation, recruitment and retention including employees professional development. IBM is one company that has a reputation…"
"I'm going to risk saying "yes";
...otherwise, the business risks communicating inconsistent messages about what its trying to achieve, employees won't view their volunteering as being an integral part of their role (and so more…"
First, it’s all about relationship-building. Second, in a tough economy the expanding number of nonprofits vying for the same corporate pounds makes the pickings even slimmer. But anyone can enhance their chances of success by following gaining this seven pieces of information at the initial fact-finding meeting.See More
"One thing people fear, is to trust again, to allow them self to become involved in Social Networks, but I am of fair play, so i have watched this site for some time now and I do wish to know more of what you offer, but I can not give this site…"
"Interesting points Wray. I'd love to know what you think about the www.givewhatyouregoodat.co.uk proposition? We have tried to remove nearly all of the barriers you describe. We work with 15 of the FTSE 100 and hope to extend the concept…"
"I agree, the skills in the private sector can provide a valuable resource to social enterprises! However there are significant barriers which limit the impact... In many cases these barriers stem from the fact that volunteering is seen as CSR, and…"
When it comes to corporate social responsibility, and the desire on the part of companies to make a positive impact in the world, starting at home, there is a secret weapon that all companies possess, but few, if any, take full advantage. The secret weapon is called employee passion.The power of this force cannot be overestimated. The quest for meaning, is perhaps the central hunger in modern industrial society. And more often than not, that hunger expresses itself, not just in a quest for…See More
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