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22 Dec. 2015 | Comments (0)

It has been a busy year for the philanthropy industry in 2015. Giving Thoughts has been tracking some of the most pressing issues with contributions from third-party thought leaders, as well as our own experts. As we wind up for the year, we take a look at five of our most popular posts from the past 12 months.

Supporting Your Own: Disaster and Hardship Relief for Your Employees (06/16/2015)

Laura Meyer Wellman, president and chief executive officer of E4E Relief looks into the trend of companies supporting employees through disaster and hardship relief programs. And in a follow-up piece, Meyer Wellman looks at McKesson’s employee relief program.

Updated Understanding of the India Companies Act (03/03/2015)

On April 1, 2014, the India Companies Act went into effect, including requirements for corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributions in the country. For a while, several questions regarding what constituted a CSR activity remained, but clarifications have been released.

Q&A with George Khalaf: In the Middle East, Social Entrepreneurs Fill Voids Left by Public Sector (08/04/2015)

Social enterprises are becoming a popular driver of social impact. This is true in the developed world and the developing world, where these organizations can deliver both social impact, as well as much-needed economic stimulation.

SDGs Call for Better Alignment of Public and Private Social Development Programs (11/04/2015)

On September 25, 150 presidents and the Pope unveiled the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations. There simply are not enough international development funds, and multilateral development banks (MDBs) have called for an increase in public domestic revenues and private investment to help meet the SDGs.

Sustainable Development Goals through the Lens of Corporate Philanthropy (01/08/2015)

A significant portion of business’s global work will be touched in some way by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the fall 2014 meeting of the Global Social Investing Council attempted to give members a better understanding of the goals and the UN more generally.

Despite our growth in readership over the past two years, our most read post remains one of our earliest. Given that “effective altruism” has returned to the spotlight—Lucy Bernholz included the term on her list of buzzwords for the year—I thought I would again share this Q&A with Peter Singer, one of the architects of the effective altruism movement. Happy holidays to our readers! 

  • About the Author:Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson

    Alex Parkinson is Principal of Parky Communications, a communications agency specializing in sustainability and CSR reporting and communications. He serves as the Co-Leader of The Conference Board Cor…

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