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CECP and BITC organise Giving Around the Globe Webinar

Posted: Monday 5 February 18, 2.13pm GMT

In our most recent webinar CECP, joined by their research partners from Global Exchange presented findings from the 2017 Edition of their report Giving Around the Globe.. Accompanied by partners from the CSR360 Global Partner Network they reflected on corporate community investment around the globe and shared insights on regional nuances.

In our most recent webinar CECP, joined by their research partners from Global Exchange presented findings from the 2017 Edition of their report Giving Around the Globe. Accompanied by partners from the CSR360 Global Partner Network they reflected on corporate community investment around the globe and shared insights on regional nuances. This is a significant piece of work for the research facilities but also the companies involved. Non-financial reporting (ie pro-bono, volunteerism etc) is often a little understood and as a result difficult exercise to conduct for companies, but has huge benefits in terms of understand the role the business plays in its communities and the benefits they have both given and received from working with them.

By collating non-financial data on community investment, Giving around the Globe has become an invaluable source of guidance for corporate community engagement professionals to steer their international strategies and navigate differences across regions.

Some highlights

Corporate Giving in South Africa
1. Education remains the most popular sector to support, receiving almost 50% of total spend
2. Company-organised volunteering initiatives are the most common form of volunteerism support but are the least liked by NPOs

Corporate Giving in the US
1. Total giving as a % of business revenue has remained consistent 0.15%
2. Community and economic development as a programme area has increased the most (15%) in terms of cash giving from US business over the last 5 years while donations to disaster relief has decreased by 57%

Corporate Giving in Brazil
1. The number of companies that organise one or more volunteering programmes for their employees has increased by 11% in the last 5 years
2. Between 2016 and 2017 the number of companies looking to incorporate the SDGs in their social action plans increased from 24% to 50%.
You can watch the webinar in full here:
Contact Laura Galindo if your organisation would like to be involved in Giving Around the Globe next year.

Webinar Contributors

Trialogue: This Global Exchange partner from South Africa presented the Trialogue CSI Handbook 19th edition. Which provides reliable data and thought leadership on corporate social investment (CSI) and is intended as a resource for enhancing the impact and sustainability of social development in South Africa.

Comunitas: The Brazilian partner of the Global Exchange presented BISC Comunitas 2016 edition in which the commitments of the private sector to social action where confirmed. They shared that the main area of interest for Brazil in CSR are Education and Culture.

CECP: CECP partner of the CSR360 Global Partner Network and the Global Exchange in the United States of America presented the results for Giving in Numbers 2017. An in-depth analysis of 2016 corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world’s largest companies.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Group: This partner from the CSR360 Global Partner Network presented regional trends on Corporate Community Investment in Abu Dhabi presenting information from Coutts 2016 Million Dollar Donor Report and giving insight on United Arab Emirates new CSR law.

The recoding for this event is now available online.




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