Posted on March 26, 2012 by firefly
It started out as a small group of determined protesters in Manhattan’s Financial District in 2011 but in less than a year Occupy Wall Street has made its way to more than 100 cities across the U.S. This group claims to represent the 99% of Americans living in this country who have become victims of corporate greed and an inefficient government.
“Wall Street” which traditionally represented a certain financial status and a means to the American dream, has morphed into a symbol of the 1% of wealthy Americans responsible for a devastating economic downturn and a struggling middle class.
Whether or not you agree with their premise, the one thing that Occupy Wall Street showed us in 2011 is the power of the people and the strength of the collective through social networks and multimedia.
As shown in the short Occupy DC trailer created by Major Multimedia, the protesters calls for change build a strong case for both government and corporate social responsibility. There is an excellent opportunity today for companies across the globe to identify with the 99% and to contribute to finding solutions to the challenges people face ? and one Chicago Hedge Fund is doing just that.
Here is Grosvenor Captial Management’s answer to the Occupy Wall Street Movement and how it is helping the Chicago community:
Tell us what you think. How should corporations respond to the Occupy Wall Street Movement? What other examples of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have you experienced firsthand?
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Firefly Photofilms produce multimedia projects that address sociopolitical issues. They work with charities and NGO's assisting them with their media requirements, documenting the difference they are making to communities and individuals using photography, video and audio.
By using these mediums to promote themselves charities and NGO's, no matter what size they are or what issue they represent, are able to create a larger awareness of their work. The work we've done has helped charities secure more funding from grants, awards and the general public.