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  • Fikile Khulase assures us that the rollout is going well

Making csi matter   employee community involvement - coleen du toit of caf Making csi matter employee community involvement - coleen du toit of caf Presentation Transcript

  • Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA) Trialogue CSI Conference 2011 Postnet Suite #37, Private Bag X9, Melville, 2109, Johannesburg, 2094 E: [email_address] W: www.cafsouthernafrica.org Telephone: + 27 11 334 O404 Fax: +27 11 334 0580   PHYSICAL ADDRESS Studio 16 Arts on Main 264 Fox Street City & Suburban Johannesburg
    • DISCUSSION SEQUENCE:
          • Brief Introduction To CAF SA
          • CAF SA’s Approach to ECI
          • Selected examples from work with our corporate clients
          • Trends?
    Employee Community Involvement (ECI) ‘ Exploring appropriate engagement opportunities for corporates in the development sector.’
  • BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO CAF SA CAF Southern Africa promotes effective Social Investment, Philanthropy and Voluntarism to build the Sustainability of Civil Society
  • WHAT is our Purpose? CAFSA’s ultimate aim is therefore to increase the amount and impact of Sustainable Investment in the Civil Society Sector . We believe that the civil society sector plays a vital developmental role by supporting positive social change in marginalised communities.
  • CSI/ECI ADVICE & IMPLEMENTATION OUR WORK WITH BUSINESS Credit Card Product Integrated Sustainability Reporting Monitoring & Evaluation Due Diligence & Matching With NGOs Employee Community Involvement Programmes CSI Policy & Strategy Advisory & Consulting FOR CORPORATES CAFSA
  • Youth Dev. Aged Skills Dev. Women Health Disabilities Education Sports Dev. Violence/ Abuse Children Arts & Culture Animals Social Dev. Environment Development Causes Supported via Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa
  • Examples of corporate clients We work in partnership with corporate social investors and corporate employees to increase and focus the resources channelled to community development initiatives.
  • CAF International Network We are a member of the International Network of the Charities Aid Foundation, headquartered in the United Kingdom. CAF International distributes funds to causes in over 90 countries with offices in UK, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, India, Australia, Singapore, USA and Brazil, and partners across the world.
  • Trialogue CSI Conference 2011 Employee Community Involvement (ECI) ‘ Exploring appropriate engagement opportunities for corporates in the development sector.’
  • OUR APPROACH TO EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (ECI)
  • ‘ … volunteering in South Africa is based on the ideals of community solidarity and the philosophy of ubuntu. This facilitates social cohesion and participation which strengthens democracy in the country.’ Volunteer & Service Enquiry Southern Africa (VOESA) The Aspiration:
  • Communities Volunteers Company
    • Increased resources & new ideas
    • Access to professional skills
    • Access to useful networks & relationships
    • Community development
    • Cross-sectoral cooperation
    • Social cohesion
    • Personal fulfilment & Self-worth
    • Skills development including leadership & team work
    • Peer learning
    • Inter-cultural & community awareness
    • Enjoyment & satisfaction
    • Positive reputation
    • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
    • Company morale, culture & teamwork enhanced
    • Spirit of Ubuntu
    • Corporate Citizenship
    • B-BBEE Scorecard
    THE IDEAL – BENEFITS FOR ALL PARTIES
  • Combine Stakeholder Needs for Successful ECI
  • Relationships/Alliances Cooperation
  • Respond RESPECTFULLY to expressed community need … CONSULT, CONSULT, CONSULT!
  • ‘ Employee Community Involvement is a key aspect of corporate social responsibility. It allows ordinary employees to determine priorities and thereby creates grassroots links between the business and the community. Employees become the ambassadors of the company in those communities. Company resources are matched by employee enthusiasm and above all, employees bring to the community the special skills and problem-solving abilities of the corporate sector.’ ECI – A useful definition …
    • INSIDE COMPANY
    • Set objectives for the programme
    • Allocate resources
    • Write a policy
    • Understand the benefits of employee engagement
    • Align with company strategy for CSR/CSI/HR
    • Ensure support from senior management
    • Consult employees
    ECI – Build on Strong Foundations
    • WITH COMMUNITY
    • Engage communities
    • Research appropriate host organisation/s
    • Ensure volunteer ‘readiness’
    • Provide assistance with volunteer management if appropriate
    • Foster sustainable relationships
    • DON’T volunteer unless agreed with host organisation
  • ECI Management Framework Policy Strategy Code of Practice Implementation Plan Implementation Values/Principles Media & Communications Monitoring & Evaluation EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT CORE BUSINESS STRATEGY Social Networking Research CSR/CSI
  • Well managed ECI Brings New Resources for Development Developing Communities COMPANY VOLUNTEERS Resources Non-profit/ NGO EMPLOYEES
    • Successful and socially relevant ECI depends on
    • GOOD MANAGEMENT, CLEAR COMMUNICATION
    • and
    • COOPERATIVE AND TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS
    • among all the stakeholders within the programme :
        • Company – as programme initiator and sponsor
        • The volunteers
        • The host organisation/NGO
        • The ‘beneficiaries’/developing communities that the organisation aims to support
    Successful ECI
  • Mobilising Employees to Volunteer Ubuntu Management
  • OUR CORPORATE CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SOME BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES
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  • IN JOHANNESBURG CAFSA research – Zandspruit Informal Settlement
  • OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER AT ZANDSPRUIT
  • IN JOHANNESBURG CAFSA currently in discussion with several others interested in cooperating Companies already cooperating:
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  • EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING POLICY FOR THE FINANCIAL SECTOR LEVERAGING OFF TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE SOUTH AFRICA ( TCTS SA™) www.tcts-sa.org.za
    • A Framework for Employee Volunteering aligned with business strategy
    • Planned to ensure the best possible convergence between business, social and employee purpose and impact
    • Volunteering contributions focused on relevant social development issues; allocated resources used efficiently and effectively; maximum participation by employee volunteers, evaluation and impact assessment is possible
    • The overall goal of TCTS SA™ is to foster a culture of saving among children
    • The volunteering policy is generic and applicable to any banking sector volunteering initiative
    Outputs of this initiative and intended Outcomes
  • ECI Policy Revision and Programme Implementation
  • Sasol CSI aims to build on the success of their ‘Change Reaction’ initiative The central message to staff was that anyone, regardless of their role in the company, has the potential to become a ‘ CHANGE MAKER’
    • Research and global/local benchmarking
    • Aim to align with best practice and develop the business case
    • Integration of all ECI initiatives and alignment with business
    • CSI Forum and plant-based ‘champions’
    • Clear incentives and recognition for volunteers
    • Excellent management
    • Code of Practice and Employee Handbook
    • Global rollout
    • Volunteer participation in Disaster Recovery
    • Monitoring & Evaluation to inform B-BBEE/sustainability reporting
    CAFSA has worked with Sasol CSI on:
  • IN CONCLUSION: EMPLOYEE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT TRENDS
  • ‘… growth in employee volunteering is part of a move away from a traditional philanthropic model of corporate giving (predominant in the 1980s and before) and towards a partnership model (researchers argue) that the twenty-first century will be the “age of alliances” ’ Employee Volunteering is growing … WHY?
  • International Trends
    • CAF report based on Gallup data:
    • ‘ During the past month have you:
    • Donated money to an organisation?
    • Volunteered time to an organisation?
    • Helped a stranger?’
    World Giving Index 2010
    • An estimated two-thirds of South African companies support some form of employee volunteering
    • Employee volunteering, and matched funding benchmarks vary widely across geographies and industry sectors
    • Corporate decisions on matched funding are made in accordance with a range of variables including industry standards, company affordability, social and economic context, level of employee engagement, rationale for supporting employee engagement, etc
    • Matching by employers is growing (but reliable global data not presently available)
    • Over 50% of the UK’s ‘Top 30’ Companies match the voluntary contributions of their employees
    • Usually set minimum and maximum levels for matching in order to provide clear incentives
    • Levels of Matched Funding:
    • Financial matching of volunteering is usually linked to a broader payroll giving scheme
    • Volunteering time equated to a monetary value
    • Organisation’s standard matching rules applied to this value
    Volunteering Trends/Best Practice
  • Volunteering Trends/Best Practice How many times should you be painting that same crèche wall??? Community organisations NEED your professional skills!
  • United Nations International Year of the Volunteer (IVY+10) 2011 promote the values of volunteering, recognise the value of volunteering, build and reinforce volunteering networks both nationally and globally, and help people tap their potential to make a real difference
  • Employee Volunteering – A Local & International Movement And all CAF’s South African corporate clients!
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  • Isiphala is the Ndebele word for a communal rural grain store. It is constructed in a variety of ways - often resembling a small raised dwelling. We use the Isiphala as a metaphor for our work because it represents investment in future well-being. Our symbol is iconic rather than literal: the CAF colours are used for the vital opening in the Isiphala through which the farmers 'invest' grain into the store, and through which they 'draw' their investment as needed. THANK YOU!