I had another column written for this month, but a recent government declaration regarding Article 10 in the Law on Enterprises made me jump for joy and write this instead.
Philanthropy has become an umbrella term for just about any type of benevolent activity. But what about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and social enterprise? Is there a difference? Welfare capitalism, corporate philanthropy, ethical investing, charity and yes, CSR, are all terms used to signify ‘doing well’ financially with ‘doing good’ socially.
Keen readers will note this month marks the first anniversary of this column. And like a newborn in her first year of development and growth, I’ve been learning to focus my vision, reach out, explore and learn about the things around me (whee!).
It’s no secret I love a good international day, especially the lesser known ones that don’t come with their own celebrity endorsement (ack!). This month will see the celebration of World Population Day and that’s got me thinking about a few things.