Excellent  blog post on the  CSR debate  by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green in their Philanthrocapitalism blog,  http://tinyurl.com/2u5mo3x

I would add that we need to steer away from the concept of giving back, or giving … it is not giving, it is investing, and it is entrepreneurial at the same time. When you invest you expect a return and investing in solving social, environmental and other challenges have a return and a benefit to society at large, so it is part and parcel of the entrepreneurial mind of finding solution, innovating, and expecting a return. Except here the return is of no immediate financial benefit, but it will certainly have a long term indirect fiancial benefit. Case in point; investing in education. A generation from now you will have an educated society that is productive, with more opportunities. Returns and impact might take a very long time, our current social ailments are complex and need patient investing.

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Excellent  blog post on the  CSR debate  by Matthew Bishop and Michael Green in their Philanthrocapitalism blog,  http://tinyurl.com/2u5mo3x I would add that we need to steer away from the concept of giving back, or giving … it is not giving, it is investing, and it is entrepreneurial at the same time. When you invest you expect [...]

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  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Feras Hilal and Feras Hilal, Aramex. Aramex said: RT @fadig Some thoughts on the CSR debate, is it giving, giving back or investing? What is the difference? http://bit.ly/dydo6t [...]

  2. Zeid Hreish says:

    I have noticed that the comments on every blog dropped from:

    37 comments on “an entrepreneurial society” to

    6 comments on “The Samih and Hussam Maktoob story is even more relevant today”.

    And reaching 1 on the last blog, “on csr”.

    Other than the fact that its Ramadan and people are less active during this month, I think the main reason for this drop is that people visiting this blog is intersted to know more about you Fadi Ghandour, and your successful entrepreneurial stories. We want to know more about the person that is running Aramex, the person who was able to list the first Arab-based company shares on NASDAQ.

    We want to know from the day Aramex was only a small office in Queen Alia Airport in 1980’s, until today where you operate in almost every country in the world. What were your lessons learnt as an individual, and how where you able to change your managing styles throughout the different phases of Aramex Success.

    Looking forward to learn from your experience!

  3. You will hear lots more from me… keep watching this space …

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