Q. What is “RISE Society”?
A. It’s “Research Initiative for Social Equity Society”, we call it “RISE Society” in short! 🙂
Q. What does “Social Equity” mean?
A. Social equity implies fair access to livelihood, education, and resources; full participation in the political and cultural life of the community; and self-determination in meeting fundamental needs. As Martin Luther King observed, “where there is injustice for one, there is injustice for all.” Social Equity is the cornerstone of society, which cannot be maintained for a few at the expense of the many. Increased equity results in decreased spending on prisons, security enforcement, welfare, and social services. It also creates new potential markets.
Social Equity will involve practices that are socially just to compete effectively in the marketplace, including living-wage compensation for workers.
Q. Wait, do you mean equality for all?
A. Equity means that everyone gets what’s right for them, while equality implies that everyone gets the same thing. Equity means achieving a fair outcome for all people, for example, the minimum wage for a worker should be enough for his/her nutrition and shelter needs, the working condition should ensure safety.
Q. Umm .. Okay 🙂 … so you ensure that or what?
A. We carry out empirical studies, investigative research, audit, give logistical or consulting support to researchers and take part in policy advocacy on the working conditions, safety and security at workplaces, environmental impact of human encroachment into forests, the impact of industrial waste on the environment, health care gaps, education needs and the challenges facing deprived communities.
Q. So you RESEARCH?
A. Thats why we are a “Research Initiative” for “Social Equity” 🙂
Q. Do you have a “vision” and a “mission” thing that organizations have?
A. Yes we do :)…
Our Vision: Sustainable development of industrialization with regards to the environment and social equity.
Our Mission: Supporting and creating awareness and participating in development drives through journalism, researches, campaigns and policy advocacy.
Q. What if I ask you more questions? 🙂
A. I’ll give you more answers 🙂
Brill, Hal, Jack A. Brill and Cliff Feigenbaum. Investing with Your Values: Making Money and Making a Difference. Bloomberg Press. Princeton, NJ. 1999.
Korten, David C. The Post-Corporate World: Life After Capitalism. Kumarian Press and Barrett-Koehler Publishers. San Francisco, CA. 1999.