Report on the state of corporate volunteering in Peru
- This study looks at the state of corporate volunteering in Peru and its potential to contribute to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- Data was collected using a survey of 1,000 companies that have managed volunteer programmes for five or more years, as well as through five workshops and four focus groups.
The study found that corporate volunteering activities among companies in Peru tend to be more episodic and focused on short-term, one-off activities and events. However, it also found that in recent years, companies have invested more resources in their corporate volunteering programmes, both in terms of financing and staffing. Most companies have made a conscious effort to enhance the diversity of teams to ensure that corporate volunteering initiatives are designed and implemented in a more sustainable manner and maximize their impact. Looking at participation alone, the study found a significantly higher participation of women volunteers than men. The study also highlights that while the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were highlighted as relevant for framing corporate volunteer actions, there was no statistically significant relationship between the volunteering initiatives and the SDG targets during the design, implementation and evaluation phases.
The study provides companies with new insights and evidence on corporate volunteering trends and recommendations on how to better incorporate the SDGs into corporate volunteering programmes.