John KimWeblog: www.linkedin.com/in/johnsunkim
The author/info collector has his MPP in international development policy from Georgetown University and B.S. in human development from Cornell University, during which time he studied abroad and fell in love with South Africa. He has worked in the food banking industry which is an examplar of the win-win relationship CSR can represent. With that experience he helped launch the Global Foodbanking Network and the food banking network in South Africa which has strong corporate and government support. He has also worked and lived in North and East Africa and watched the 2006 World Cup from cafes in Morocco while in the Peace Corps, the 2004 European championship from a living room in Malawi while interning for the UN World Food Program, and even attended a Lamontville Golden Arrows vs. Kaizer Chiefs game, while studying in Durban. These experiences have provided him some insight into the gravity and meaning of the upcoming event in South Africa. Currently, he works as an account planner at a marketing, branding, and communications firm focusing on the non-profit sector. He would like to eventually work directly in the CSR industry and help harness the power of business to do good while doing well. Also, the author and his wife have purchased their tickets to the 2010 FIFA World Cup following Bafana Bafana for at least the first 4 games. They will be continuing the blogging and researching about CSR and the World Cup before, during, and after the games are over.