Tim Frewer argues that the rising popularity of social entrepreneurship has resulted in a more market-driven kind of development.
“Corporations rule the world,” the old saying goes. But perhaps, not anymore, as investors and customers channel their money according to their beliefs and moral principles. One avenue for this is impact investment, which according to Liza Moiseeva can build a bridge between profit-seeking investors and the work that development organisations do.
Who represents the poor? How do corporations define and shape perceptions of social issues, and what is the impact of this influence? Weh Yeoh takes a look at the CSR programme of an airline and argues that too often, these programmes are shaped by the corporation, not the needs of the people.
In a world of increasing consumption, carbon offsetting seems like the perfect solution to solve our problems. Yet, in this mythbusting post, the folks from Post Grown Institute show us why resetting carbon, rather than offsetting, is the only way to reduce negative impacts on the environment.
This is a joint post in response to the first discussion for the 'The Aid Blog Forum'; an initiative started by J. at Tales from the Hood. The first topic is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Emily, Weh and Brendan present each of their responses to the guiding questions for this discussion.