Through its pro bono and CSI activities, Webber Wentzel aims to have a beneficial impact on the individuals and communities that it chooses to interact with. In so doing, we hope to add positivity to South Africa.
This report include highlights of developmental contributions made in 2011 by the firm in partnership with our staff and the organisations we have worked with.
Over the past year, the most noteworthy development on Webber Wentzel’s journey as a responsible corporate citizen was the introduction of a new CSI policy and identified focus areas. Our defined CSI focus areas align more closely with our business, and therefore our pro bono efforts, and include:
(1) economic participation for disadvantaged individuals (including enterprise development);
(2) the protection of the rights of women and children; and
(3) the enhancement of access to, and effectiveness of, the justice system.
The alignment between our CSI initiatives and pro bono efforts means that we are able to offer higher value to our beneficiaries through an integrated approach.
Thus, the bulk of our social contributions have been channelled through our Pro Bono Practice. Under the leadership of Moray Hathorn, the team has grown significantly over the past eight years.
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