Rethinking Philanthropy – Solving Social Problems Through Private-Public Sector Partnerships

When we think of philanthropy, images that immediately come to mind are galas and golf tournaments, photos of oversized cheques and smiles, wealthy socialites, high-powered business people and CEOs of non-profit organizations. The list of social problems and causes – from homelessness to saving the trees – are not going away any time soon.  WeContinue reading “Rethinking Philanthropy – Solving Social Problems Through Private-Public Sector Partnerships”

Raise funds for charity by helping corporations to be successful

  Photo: YWCA Montreal team at Scotiabank Charity Challenge / Défi Caritatif Montreal 2015 I used to think that 13 was an unlucky number, but I changed my mind a few years ago.  A brand awareness survey found that 13% of non-client respondents were likely to do business with our company because it sponsored communityContinue reading “Raise funds for charity by helping corporations to be successful”

Women’s rights and freedom of responsible choice

In the week that has followed International Women’s Day, I have read with interest some very impressive statistics on the progress women have made over the years. Earning the right to vote, ascension to leadership in Fortune 500 companies, success in male-dominated professions and legislation protecting safety, pay scales and employment access were in theContinue reading “Women’s rights and freedom of responsible choice”

La responsabilité morale et éthique – aller plus loin de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises

Lorsque les actions des entreprises nuisent à la collectivité, leurs licences d’entreprise peuvent être révoquées, des amendes et d’autres sanctions peuvent être imposées en vertu de la loi ou les citoyens peuvent retirer son patronage et profits, et ainsi mettre en péril l’existence de l’entreprise. Beaucoup d’entreprises investissent des ressources considérables dans les actes philanthropiquesContinue reading “La responsabilité morale et éthique – aller plus loin de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises”

Going beyond corporate social responsibility – moral and ethical responsibility in business

When corporations cause harm to the society, their corporate licences can be revoked, fines and other sanctions can be imposed under the law or society can withdraw its patronage and profits, placing the corporation’s existence in jeopardy. Many corporations invest significant resources in philanthropic acts which are collectively packaged and promoted as corporate social responsibilityContinue reading “Going beyond corporate social responsibility – moral and ethical responsibility in business”