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Give people what they want, not what the corporation wants. Aid Effectiveness Alternatives in development CSR Ethics in development Fundraising 

Give people what they want, not what the corporation wants.

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. Continue reading
China’s moth-eaten social safety net: who will catch the poorest of the poor? Not corporations. China & Development 

China’s moth-eaten social safety net: who will catch the poorest of the poor? Not corporations.

China is, without a doubt, on a fast track to ‘development’ with an astonishing US$3.2 trillion in foreign reserves. But inequality, particularly rural and urban, is extreme and China’s growing wealth has resulted in multiple international aid agencies pulling out. So, who is going to pick up the slack? Emily reckons neither the Chinese government nor corporations can live up... Continue reading
Why isn’t Australian mining in Mali more transparent on tax? Ethics in development 

Why isn’t Australian mining in Mali more transparent on tax?

Development in African countries can be supported through a simple measure, asking Australian mining companies to publish what they pay in tax to foreign governments. With investment in mining by Australian companies in Africa on the rise, Australia could be doing more to support initiatives that promote transparency in tax payments. Becoming an implementing member of the Extractive Industries Transparency... Continue reading