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Brazil case studies
01 March 2004

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Instituto Ethos

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Third part (PDF 416 KB)

Case studies

Accenture ‘Conscience’: Corporate Voluntary Work (PDF 190 KB)
This case study demonstrates how companies can contribute to the community with their expertise, using their human and material resources in social projects.

Água e Cidade: Renewing and Preserving Water in the City (PDF 771 KB)
This case study explores the strategies and actions of the NGO Água e Cidade (Water and City). Their experience demonstrates that societal awareness and mobilization offer considerable promise in dealing with the challenge of renewing and preserving the Earth’s water resources.

Belgo-Mineira Foundation and the Qualification of Public Schools (PDF 302 KB)
This case study shows the active involvement of Companhia Siderúrgica Belgo-Mineira within the community, focusing on the promotion of fundamental education.

Developing Reckitt Benckiser’s Employee Volunteer Culture (PDF 209 KB)
This case study examines the need to stimulate corporate employees and only then, with the support and cooperation of everyone involved in the programme, structure actions for the improvement of the community.

Doctors of Joy: The Clown’s Art Generating Social Transformation (PDF 228 KB)
This study explores the difficulties faced by Doctors of Joy to obtain support for its cause from companies through sponsorship, partnerships and investments.

Learner School City: Learning to Learn (PDF 196 KB)
This case study presents an example of how a civil society organization aims to involve the business community in order to access resources to sustain the organization.

(Long Live Guarulhos): Alliances for Urban Renewal (PDF 273 KB)
This case study explores the importance of alliances among state departments, private companies and the wider community to find ways to improve a city.

Social Serasa: Teams of Volunteers in Social Organizations (PDF 296 KB)
This study demonstrates how the values developed by a company’s top executives may mobilize the ‘Ser Serasa’, their families and networks to become socially responsible, developing actions directly in the community.

The Telemig Institute: Protecting Children’s Rights in Minas Gerais (PDF 255 KB)
The study emphasizes how applying basic management concepts, such as strategic planning, project management, evaluation and partnership building, were essential to the accomplishment of Telemig Institute’s programme and to its effectiveness in the community.

From: UN Volunteers & New Academy for Business