The Hidden Price of Socially Responsible Consumerism

The Hidden Price of Socially Responsible Consumerism

Slavoj Zizek makes modern capitalism his focus. This time, we see how contemporary capitalism has essentially reworked Max Weber's Protestant Ethic, or that strange relationship between money making and personal redemption. Zizek's critique isn't utterly damning.

Why CSR Departments Are Getting Fed-Up by Charities

Why CSR Departments Are Getting Fed-Up by Charities

Some of them are disenchanted with corporate fundraising, where the emphasis lies with big pitches and novelty ideas that don’t have much to do with charitable mission. It is often very difficult for them to distinguish between proposals for Charity of the Year when all the combatants are basically adopting the same approach. 

Fresh Stats on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Fresh Stats on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

In order to lead as a responsible company, it's simply not enough to address internal operational challenges - businesses must take the lead to push progress on issues that go straight to the hearts and minds of Americans and communicate company values in a way that's relevant and authentic.

Jamaica's New Social Enterprise Exchange

Jamaica's New Social Enterprise Exchange

The engagement is an initiative of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), which aims to provide funding support for local Social Business Enterprises (SBEs). The Jamaica Stock Exchange Social Enterprise Exchange, which is patterned off the Brazil Social Stock Exchange, will be hosted on the JSE platform.

The Mega Rich Are Getting Mega Richer

The Mega Rich Are Getting Mega Richer

The Mega Rich are getting mega richer. Their average household made 113 times as much as the typical American household in 2014. In 1980, this number was 47. In 2014, the 115,000 Mega Rich households had as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. They now hold 22 percent of the nation’s wealth, nearly double their 1995 share.

1% for the Planet Evolves Its Innovative Approach to Eco Philanthropy

1% for the Planet Evolves Its Innovative Approach to Eco Philanthropy

1% for the Planet, a global organization that accelerates smart environmental giving, recently announced that for the first time in the organization’s 15-year history it will offer an Individual Membership. Individuals can now join a global network by choosing to commit 1 percent of their annual salary or net worth to support the environmental issues they care about most.

The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth

Many people perceive climate change as a sort of moral and economic debt, accumulated since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and now come due after several centuries — a helpful perspective, in a way, since it is the carbon-burning processes that began in 18th-century England that lit the fuse of everything that followed. But more than half of the carbon humanity has exhaled into the atmosphere in its entire history has been emitted in just the past three decades; since the end of World War II, the figure is 85 percent. Which means that, in the length of a single generation, global warming has brought us to the brink of planetary catastrophe, and that the story of the industrial world’s kamikaze mission is also the story of a single lifetime. 

CSR to Be Compulsory for UAE Companies

CSR to Be Compulsory for UAE Companies

Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, said: 'Ever since the country declared 2017 as the Year of Giving, national efforts have started to contribute to the development of an integrated framework that will spread the culture of giving across the country.' 

Therefore, by the end of the year, CSR will be mandatory to execute among 400,000 companies across the country, aiming to dedicate at least Dh500 million in cash or in-kind philanthropic work from companies.