Community Investment Model

The four pillars model of CSR is no longer fit for purpose. Community engagement isn’t the ‘fourth pillar’ or the ‘nice to do’ – it’s a way to understand, engage in and act upon critical CSR and sustainability issues. It’s about society, not neighbourhood and it’s strategically relevant.

That’s what we think anyway. We’ve summed up our thoughts in a very short paper, which includes a new model for community investment and a distinction between different types of volunteering, from ‘entry level’ to ‘community leadership’ It also offers up a process for devising and running a great community investment programme.

Here’s the paper. We hope it’s useful – and if you need some help, you know where we are.

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