Thought leadership – Social Development

Balancing social investment risk and reward

There is great power and promise in funding education, health and social development programmes. Social investors, both large and small, have made invaluable contributions all over the world towards the alleviation of poverty, the improvement of education and the strengthening of health outcomes. These accomplishments have been made possible by the targeted spending of funds, as well as the innate advantages of social investment, such as the ability to be flexible, innovate and take risks.

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Citizens today. Leaders tomorrow.

Tshikululu’s sixth Serious Social Investing Conference will take place on 15 and 16 April 2015.

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Bringing 16 years of experience into 2015

Introspection and retrospection are often the best starting points when creating a sound plan for the future, and the soil of reflection can often be fertile ground from which new ideas and improved outlooks may spring.

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Business schools need to promote CSR beyond legal and profit motives

When provided with an opportunity to work in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) sector, one is forced to reflect on the perceptions created and experience gained around CSR.

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Sipho Mahlangu on infrastructure projects

South African companies committed about R7.8-billion to corporate social investment (CSI) in 2013.

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The case for giving

This paper was supposed to be about reporting. I was supposed to tell you about what constitutes an effective report, and how both donors and their NGO partners can use good reports to help maximise the impact of their work.

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