A staff initiated and driven initiative which allows staff the opportunity to volunteer their time in their own charitable cause or look into the many requests received. Staff personally visit the projects and present the request to a committee who then collectively decide whether the charity should be supported or not. Cradle Project now has representation in our Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Sandton Offices, and are guided by set of principles. While Investec provides annual capital funding for this initiative, staff also fundraise.
Touch by Giving
Touch by Giving offers Investec staff a simple and tax effective way to make a monthly donation, directly from their salaries, to a pre-selected list of charities. The idea is to ensure the following objectives:
- To provide a vehicle for Investec staff members to donate directly from their salaries to one or more charitable cause of which they identify;
- To introduce one more way to encourage staff members to participate in social investment initiatives;
- To raise funds for non profit organisations nationally; and
- To raise awareness of the plight these organisations.
Investec occasionally matches these contributions Rand for Rand.
This is a campaign driven across the country by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in which Investec participates. It is open to all companies and individuals with the idea of volunteers giving 67 minutes of their time to a community or a cause of their own. Investec continue to explore different ways in which staff members can participate in the Mandela Day Campaign.
Team Building opportunities
CSI in partnership with Business Units facilitates various team building opportunities, linked where possible, to various CSI projects. This enables staff members to participate in social development.
Investec supports staff in their fundraising initiative by donating funds in lieu of their participation in that fund raising event. In the past we have supported staff participation in various events such as, London Marathon, Soweto Marathon, Investec Cycle Challenge and the Two Oceans Marathon.
Staff can also volunteer their time to mentor students on our bursary programme.
Donation of Goods
CSI welcomes donations of goods from the Group as well as staff – which are taken through a quality check before distribution to various Investec supported initiatives. Items such as clothing, furniture, education material and appliances have been distributed.