Leadership and social impact – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact.

GroupM staff generate over $130k for charity with the aid of Benojo

Over 400 of 700 GroupM staff from across Australia took part in the annual Power of One day on February 26th. This year the global media investment management group took a renewed approach to giving using Benojo to offer staff a choice on how to participate. The end result saw GroupM generate over $130,000 of value in one day for UnLtd charities, a not-for-profit foundation representing media, marketing and advertising.

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Chalk drawings of hope, solidarity fill Brussels SquareGTY_Brussels18_ml_160322_4x3_992

Belgians and tourists gathered in the plaza outside the Bourse –- the Belgian stock exchange –- to pay tribute to at least 31 killed and dozens more injured at the Brussels airport and metro station.

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Starbucks will donate all of its unsold food to America's needy

Starbucks has a new plan to minimize food waste at its U.S. locations.

The company says it’s teaming up with the Food Donation Connection and Feeding America in a program known as FoodShare that will allow the company to donate all of its leftover prepared meals to food banks. With this program the FDC will pick up the food each day at 7,600 Starbucks-operated U.S. locations, and Feeding America will redistribute it.

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Big Issue seller marries woman he met when she asked him for change

A romance began when a homeless man gave a passerby 50p for her electricity meter – now the couple have pledged to spend the rest of their lives together.

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The conservative myth of a social safety net built on charitysocial safetty

The right yearns for an era when churches and local organisations took care of society's weakest—an era that never existed and can't exist today.

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5 strategies leaders can use to keep their teams happy

Creating a happy workplace brings wins on multiple fronts. Not only will there be more smiles around the office, research shows a happy and healthy workplace can help the bottom line of a business. Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows a $2.30 average return for every $1 spent on supporting mental health.

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