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CSR in practice: How IMC is helping to change people’s lives

Each week Benojo seeks out people and stories within the realms of philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and charity. Read Monday’s story about Greg Nairn, a senior software engineer from IMC Financial Markets and Asset management. Greg oversees corporate social responsibility for the company’s Asia Pacific region.

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Is corporate social responsibility China’s secret weapon?

China has learned that CSR, in the current economic and political landscape, will help the country to become a leader, not a follower, says UN Global Compact China representative Meng Liu.

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Cyclone Pam charity scammers preying on Australian public for donations, regulator warns

As the ongoing struggle continues in VanuatLinu as a result of Cyclone Pam, imposters posing as charity workers are preying on generous Australians by pretending to collect money for Cyclone Pam victims, Australia's national charity regulator has warned.

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'Entourage' actor Adrian Grenier tackles social good with help from a tech giant

Actor Adrian Grenier has just come off a big oceanic win: his Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary, The Loneliest Whale, about the search for a real-life whale that has spent its entire life alone, just blew past its goal of $300,000 and ended with $400,000, thanks, in part, to a $50,000 assist from Leonardo DiCaprio

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Actor Adrian Grenier is Dell's new Social Good Advocate


Women's rights activists use social media to get their message out

Through sharing experiences and focusing on key events, online activism is boosting women’s rights issues – but its effect on policy change is still unclear.

A protest group in the Nigerian capital Abuja wields a banner bearing the #BringBackOurGirls slogan.

Online activism is helping to reinforce women’s rights campaigns.

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Photograph: Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters