Social Investments and Philantropic Contributions
Contributing different types of non-commercial financial support, from
traditional philanthropy to social venture funds and hybrid or “blended-value” financing
mechanisms, employee volunteers and expertise, product donations and other in-kind contributions.
These activities can help to support or strengthen local communities and the poor by:
Supporting education, training, youth development, environmental, health, and
Building capacity of community leaders and social entrepreneurs.
Training local technical specialists in areas such as health and
Building governance capacity and voice of local civil society groups and media
Supporting multi-cultural education and awareness programmes.
Assisting with voter education initiatives, community advocacy and participatory
Establishing and supporting micro-credit programmes and small business
(Source: The United Nations and the Private Sector: A Framework for Collaboration, UN Global
Compact Office 2008)
(Last Update: 2 January 2008)