This week in social impact, CSR and philanthropy

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. Benojo speaks to Harvard Professor about upcoming CSR education program

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education will be hosting a Corporate Social Responsibility program at the HBS campus in Boston on October 18-21. Read our blog for the details!

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Museum Victoria receives $1 million donation to redevelop Children's Gallery into play-based early education space

Museum Victoria will use a $1 million donation to redevelop its Children's Gallery into a "world-first" innovative space to help engage more young people with science and history, its chief executive says.

The significant windfall from one of Australia's largest private family foundations, Gandel Philanthropy, is the largest donation from an individual ever made to the museum.

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Museum Victoria

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The world’s most generous bosses

Troubled retailer DSC’s Hui Ming Shun might have left his employees in dismay by not paying their wages before folding the company – but thankfully, not all bosses are so bad.

Here are three cases of selfless bosses showing willingness to share the pie.

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What Cecil the lion and corporate social responsibility have in common

Cecil the lion may be getting all the attention, but the same law that was supposed to provide him legal protection has been an unsung hero of corporate social responsibility.

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Aussie strangers donate over $800k to pregnant widow after televised appeal

Strangers across Australia have donated more than $800,000 to a pregnant NSW woman who is days away from giving birth despite mourning her husband’s sudden death last week.

Sharon Chan, who is 39 weeks pregnant with her third child on Friday, revealed her years of torment to A Current Affair this week following her husband Robert Carr’s fatal heart attack that has shaken the family.

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5 core competencies of sustainability leadership

What competencies should a company’s leadership demonstrate to ensure its future success? When I say "future success," I really mean "future existence," which certainly can be a mark of success for any company.

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A bloody good cause

Share the Dignity is a not-for-profit that collects donated pads and tampons and distributes them to women experiencing homelessness. It was founded after Courtenay and her then-partner in the organisation, Heather Ranger, read that women living rough would often go hungry to pay for their monthly sanitary needs. Or that they were forced to steal.

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