Category Archives: Socio-Economic Impact Analysis

Impact Investing and India

At varying points in our lives we would have come across names of the top 10 Philanthropic organisations across the world, with instances of getting overwhelmed by the scale of activity being spoken about.Let me provide an alternate theory. Let us begin with taking a combined value of these top 10 organisations which works out to roughly US$ 182 Billion (off which 23% is accounted for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). Let me take the liberty of including a few more variables into this – 4 Billion [...]
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Heavyweight(s) of Account-Ability

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is work in progress to a few and a wonder in progress to many.  The idea of CSR originates, with the responsibility in the extraction and consumption of capitals across intellectual resources, environmental resources and human resources to deliver the business."Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with." - Brodi Ashton When an organisation determines its exclusive CSR goals, it reflects the leadership commitment, values to achieve [...]
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India: Business Sustainability Roadmap for 2016

With the New Year, arrives a sea of recommended changes and trends to watch in the coming year. The waves of which, as tall they are to read on paper, generally come with a multitude of challenges. The most pressing challenge is effective implementation. The resolution of said challenges result in the full social participation of an organization.With the launch of the CSR Laws in India, a clear distinction popped between the companies who had a game plan of how to handle it and the others were clueless [...]
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قياس أثر الإستثمارات الإجتماعية للشركات و الجهات المانحة – المملكة العربيّة السعوديّة

أتيحت لي الفرصة لأقدم ورشة تدريبية  تحت عنوان "المسؤوليّة الإجتماعيّة للقيادات"  خلال الملتقى الأوّل للمسؤولية الإجتماعيّة للشركات الذي عقد في مدينة الدمام يومي 5 و 6 مارس 2014: بحضور عدد كبير من الشركات الخاصّة  و العامّة, نخبة من العاملين في المؤسسات المانحة والداعمة للعمل الإجتماعي و الجمعيات الخيريّة من عدّة مناطق من المملكة العربيّة السعوديّة.شهد الملتقى توقيع العديد من الإتفاقياّت و علاقات شراكة بين العديد من المؤسسات المانحة وكبرى الشركات من القطاع الخاص إضافة الى منح الفرصة للحضور لتبادل الخبرات [...]
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Stakeholder’s Engagement as a Key to Sustainable Growth in the Arab Region

Having strong, honest and mutually beneficial relationships with local community groups ensures that all issues are approached openly and collaboratively and improves the effectiveness of companies’ development efforts. “Companies have about as much ability to choose their stakeholders as children have to choose their parents”; the location, scale and nature of operations are main factors that determine who is supposed to form the stakeholder group of a particular company and with whom organizations [...]
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Interview: CSR & Sustainability in the Middle East

Interview conducted by Abeer Aslam, a Sustainability Practitioner in the Middle East in April 8th, 2013. Here are a few questions I’ve asked him to gain a further understanding of his take on the Middle East market for CSR.Interview:CSR and sustainability, trendy concepts in the Middle East market.  How do you see CSR being a part of the Middle East market? (Do you think the concept of CSR is a new concept for the region).I think that CSR has been very much part of our culture. Being born and raised [...]
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