The asbl SAKURA Initiative is a group of members (private persons and institutions) who are interested in impregnating with social and human values the economic development of the world in order to get it sustainable.
Two main areas of intervention are in the spectrum of the asbl SAKURA Initiative :
The set-up of Employee Volunteering Programmes – where an institution encourages their staff to engage in social and sustainable initiatives – may be an appropriate framework for working on both areas of intervention (projects support and lobbying).
The mission takes shape in supporting initiatives that fulfil 3 goals : business development, social/education improvement, environmental protection or restoration, social equity and well-being. These three pillars of sustainable development are often referred to as the triple-bottom-line.
In any case, targets are small- to medium-sized organisations, as this is the type of structures that can easily capitalize on operational efficiencies, creates jobs and reinforces social integration.
By “project” it is meant either an activity to start-up or an already existing one.
Activities may be in any sector : profit / non-profit.Considering business projects, a “project” may be a single activity or an aggregate of linked activities combining more than just a financial return but also a social and/or an environmental return.
The target can be defined as being any business and social/education initiatives contributing to the development of an economy oriented to a sound human development.
To know more about the definition of projects, see Our activities.
The asbl SAKURA Initiative aims at connecting private persons, institutions – who are seeking to provide support (be it financial or in-kind) – to cause-related economic initiatives or social/education activities.
The focus is put on topics such as the environmental and health care, sustainable practices in finance, children education, woman empowerment, ethics, peace.They are many options and opportunities available to proceed towards this goal. The following main operations are considered :
The asbl SAKURA Initiative does not do advocacy by the mean of participation to demonstrations.