Corporate Social Investment is an evolving concept and is no longer just random charity or philanthropy.
It is now integrated and viewed upon as a key to business operations, sustainability and development.
STANDARD BANK LTD
Sustainability as an integral part of our business strategy Standard Bank Group (SBG) aspires to build the leading African financial services organisation. Our strategic focus on serving the needs of our customers and connecting selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other, positions us to deliver superior sustainable shareholder value. This will be underpinned by the growth and development anticipated in the markets in which we are focused.
We proactively embed sustainability thinking and sustainable business practices at every level of our business. We believe that our most important contribution to sustainable development is to operate an effective and profitable bank. By providing access to credit, savings and insurance products, we enable individuals to improve their quality of life and enhance their financial security. By providing finance to large and small businesses we facilitate economic growth and job creation, and by financing infrastructure and the development of key sectors, we assist in resolving global challenges such as energy and food scarcity, resource depletion and climate change.
National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC)
The NAC was established in April, 1997 through an act of parliament (Act no.56 of 1997). The vision of the NAC is to promote, through the arts, the free expression of South Africa’s cultures.
The NAC is a national agency mandated by the Department of Arts and Culture, with the responsibility of developing South Africa’s creative industry by awarding grants to individuals and organisations in the arts.
This is embedded in our mission which is to develop and promote excellence in the arts.
The NAC operates by inviting applicants to submit their project proposals and applications for bursaries once per annum, in which an independent panel of experts in each of the seven arts disciplines adjudicates on each application and makes recommendations to council.
Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust Company Profile
This is an ambitious project initiated by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund to build in Johannesburg a 200-bed academic and paediatric referral facility that will serve children across Southern Africa. No child will be turned away due to inability to pay.
Prominent international and local architectural firms have already completed the design of the building.
The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) has committed the land adjacent to its Medical School as the site of the hospital, and will lead in the training and research in this facility, providing state-of-the-art care.
We are a leading financial services group, originally established as a life insurance company in 1918. We demutualised and listed on the JSE Limited and Namibian Stock Exchange in 1998.Our head office is in Bellville near Cape Town in South Africa and we have offices throughout South Africa and business interests elsewhere in Africa, Europe, India, the USA and Australia.
Sanlam is a pioneer in transformation and the Ubuntu-Botho transaction in 2004 reinforced its position as a leading financial services group, underpinned by quality BEE leadership and a comprehensive strategy to ensure meaningful and broad-based participation across South Africa. The Group is also actively involved in CSI programmes with a focus in the areas of education, HIV/Aids, economic development and social development. Its CSI budget equates more that 0,5% of net profit after tax.