Why we need to hear Derek Chauvin’s side of the story

We need to deepen our collective understanding of the fears, beliefs, and responses of people who use the authority entrusted to them to abuse those who are defenseless and vulnerable, particularly those of the Black race.  These “people” include employers, landlords, judges, teachers, corporate executives, politicians, priests, pastors, healthcare workers and many more of us. This is why Derek Chauvin needs to tell his side of the story, by answering the following questions.

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”

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”