Benojo's weekly roundup of the top social impact stories

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the corporate giving and charity space. Here’s what’s causing waves globally, the things that are shaking up CSR and all the latest in the world of social impact.

A time to say thanks – National Volunteer Week

We at Benojo know just how important volunteers are to hardworking not-for-profits and charities. So it seems only fitting that we pay tribute to them and say a big thanks for their invaluable efforts during National Volunteer Week, which this year runs from May 11-17. Check out our blog for the info!

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Earned media can yield big rewards for philanthropy

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, philanthropy, engagement, shared value - regardless of the name you use, this aspect of doing business is here to stay. And like all core business attributes, communicating about it effectively is critical.

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Does the future of philanthropy lie in educating children?

Dr Worthington, a full-time philanthropist who founded the Make-A-Wish Foundation in WA and the Love Angels Foundation, among many other causes over the past 36 years, said charities would thrive by working with other organisations to educate WA kids to “think outside the box” when it came to giving.

Times are “incredibly tough” for charities in WA but the future of philanthropy lies in collaboration, innovation and teaching the next generation the value of paying it forward, Worthington says. With WA no longer at the height of an economic boom and more than 1300 registered charities in the state, some charities are finding it tough to get people to support their causes.

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To do good in the world, get a better HR department

Human resources is often thought of as an endless source of bureaucratic hassles, but finding the right people is the beginning of getting any company on a path of positive impact. But for companies that are trying to change—whether to become better corporate citizens or simply more successful—a smart and flexible HR department is crucial.

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MBA Careers: Millennials opt for social impact over success and pay

The allegedly social-media-addicted generation of selfie collectors is more concerned with social impact and work-life balance than climbing to the C-suite and earning a fat pay check.

These are the key findings of a new study on the career goals of “millennials”...

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David Jones sets ambitious target for every product to be ethically sourced

Shoppers will one day walk into David Jones and be completely surrounded by ethically made and sourced products, whether fashion, cosmetics or electronics, says the department store chain's boss.

Chief executive Ian Nairn has launched David Jones' ethical sourcing program and supplier code of conduct, saying he wants to see all 1600 brands eventually become sustainable, environmentally friendly, and child and slave-labour free.

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Benojo believes that smart collaboration between businesses and charities can help change the world. Contact us to learn more about we can help your business with CSR.


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