Corporate Social Responsibility Events are now more popular than ever for corporate team activities. But what exactly does it mean and what are the benefits for a company that invests in CSR initiatives?
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is generally understood to mean that corporations have a level of responsibility not only for the economic consequences of their operations, but also for the social and environmental implications. In layman’s terms, CSR refers to a company’s efforts to improve society in some way. These efforts can range from donating money to a charity to introducing environmentally-friendly policies in the workplace.
What are the benefits of engaging in CSR?
There are many benefits for a company demonstrating commitment to CSR including improving public image & reputation, attracting & retaining investors, not to mention the benefit to not-for-profit organisations and of course, boosting employee engagement.
Boosting employee engagement through CSR events
CSR activities can help forge a stronger bond between employee and corporation; they can boost morale and can help both employees and employers feel more connected with the world around them. CSR activities help employees to feel proud of the company they work for and increases job satisfaction and productivity. Happy employees = better output.
We’ve put a list together of our top CSR team building events for your next conference:
Tikes on Bikes is a unique activity that provides delegates with an immense sense of achievement, unity and pride in their company.
Delegates will assemble a brand new bike out of the box under the assumption someone from within the team will race their newly built bike. However the twist occurs in the tail of the event when the delegates donate the brand new bikes to underprivileged kids from a local charity group.
Race to Make a Difference
The Race to Make a Difference is a fast paced, action packed CSR event that culminates in the team giving back to a charity organisation. The goal for the participants is to be the team that raises the most money for charity.
The challenges are designed to be fun, hands on and require the team to think strategically and work together to achieve success. Teams will be issued $ based on their performance at each challenge site. Ultimately the teams converge on the final location where the winners are announced and the donation to charity formalised.
Solar Buddy – Contact us for more information
The SolarBuddy Corporate Program provides solar lights to schools, children and families living in remote areas of the world.We give companies, like yours, the opportunity to illuminate children’s lives. The lights take about 30 mins to put together and instructions are supplied with your resources kit. Your team will be educated about the importance of renewable energy and the ever-growing negative effect of energy poverty.
The program allows your team to engage and really make a difference. They will be able to write personal messages to the children and families who will receive their light. They will know that their light will illuminate the life of a child in a remote area of the world and they will know that they have made a difference.
Give back to the community in this amazing working bee style of event. Delegates are given the task of turning a room full of boxed toys, dry goods and gifts into hampers for needy families. Pinnacle provides everything from the contents to the hampers to the wrapping and individualised cards written by your delegates to the family receiving that hamper. An overwhelming sense of pride and achievement will fill the room as the charity partner presents a thank you speech on behalf of the families.
Challenge for Charity – Contact us for more information
Challenge for Charity is a fun, high energy fundraising event where teams compete to raise the most for their chosen charity. Each team would be required to sit at round tables set in cabaret style, with the aim being to earn as much money as possible. Each table is issued with a Charity Challenge activity booklet. There are 45 challenges within the booklet, 15 easy, 15 medium and 15 hard. Teams work frantically to complete each page of the booklet, ripping them out and handing in to the Pinnacle staff as soon as possible. A correct page will see the delegates earn money for the charity e.g.
Easy = $2
Medium = $5
Hard = $10
At the conclusion of the activity we will introduce the charity representative to say a few words of gratitude and announce the total amount that has been donated on behalf of your client. The amounts can be adjusted to fit with your budget. Once the desired donation amount has been decided the challenge amounts will be worked back accordingly.
Design your own! Contact us for more info
We can turn almost any of our team activities into a CSR event. How to include the Charity? We have two suggested formats –
- Teams choose a charity that appeals to them to compete on behalf of. The winning team get to donate a cheque from your company to their nominated charity. i.e. First = $1000, 2nd = $500, 3rd = $250.
- The company chooses the charity and all teams are competing to see what team can earn the most for that charity. Ultimately the winning team would present a cheque onto a representative of that company who is present at the finale of the event.