CSR Guidelines for the Financial Sector - page 51

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•Give as you earn (payroll giving)
•Matching staff funding
•Donate equipment andmaterials i.e. last year's calendars. old computers etc.
Corproate
Giving
• Encourage staff to give time to volunteer in local communities and support local NGO’s
• Join themanagement committee of a voluntary organisation
•Mentor a young person starting up a small business by sharing knowledge and expertise
•Offer professional expertise on a pro-bono basis to a voluntary organisation
•Donate time, skills or resources in identified local projects building capacity and experience
Volunteering
•Make time to visit a local community centre to better understand the local communities
Local
Engagement
Other
Vocational Skills
Entrepreneurship
Poverty
Youth
Health
Education
10%
48%
38%
67%
67%
71%
81%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
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Financial institutions are in a unique position as the financial pillar of any economy and therefore, their lead in
investing in sustainable programs for the community and investment in sustainable development is key to the growth
and advancement of communities.
Just likeCSR investment in theworkplace, environment andmarketplace require engagement with the stakeholders,
as does CSR in the community. In our CSR Survey undertook for this purpose, financial institutions expressed the
social interest areas that they wouldwant to invest in:
As afinancial institution, what wouldbe the social sector interest area to focus your CSRactivities in:
Nonetheless, below is a list in terms of suggestive initiatives that can reap the low hanging fruits of CSR in the
community and basic added value such as better reputation, lower risks and increased customer loyalty.
1...,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50 52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,...87
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