BISC – Benchmarking do Investimento Social Corporativo
BISC, the research established in 2008, is an annual study on the scenario and trends of corporate social investment. Inspired by the methodology of the Amercian-based CECP –
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, the survey seeks to size all financial resources, goods and services, applied by private companies in projects and activities of social interest, including: the support to social, environmental and cultural projects; construction of social infrastructure, including that resulting from the installation and operation of enterprises and permanent or eventual support to formally constituted organizations.
Actions that benefit exclusively the employees of the companies and their families, donations to political committees and individuals and actions promoted with resources donated by third parties shall not be used in the BISC.
In addition to the voluntary social investments, the survey seeks to capture, separately, social applications carried out by law, administrative acts or judicial sessions, including obligations arising from environmental licensing and Terms of Adjustment and Conduct.
The BISC research can be especially used to identify patterns of behavior, to subsidize companies surveyed in decisions about their social budget, to monitor and assess the progress of their investments over time and to promote the role of the private sector in this field.
In 2014, BISC gathered a group of 336 organizations represented by 308 companies, 26 foundations linked with business institutions of the group (companies and conglomerates), 1 independent Institute and 1 federation of companies in the industrial sector.
Data from Comunitas’ 2014 Benchmarking report shows that partner companies of the BISC (Benchmarking Corporate Social investment) invested $2 billion in shares in the social sector, a value considered expressive even by international standards. Education, health, environment and safety are just a few of these sectors.