CSR Events & Our SolarBuddy Partnership

June 28, 2023

SolarBuddy program

Beyond the Boardroom is thrilled to announce its exciting partnership with SolarBuddy, a remarkable Australian organisation dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of children living in energy poverty. At Beyond the Boardroom, we believe in the potential of corporate social responsibility (CSR) team building activities to create lasting positive change, both within organisations and in the communities they serve.

In this blog post, we will explore the incredible benefits of CSR events and team building activities, with a focus on our collaboration with SolarBuddy.


SolarBuddy: Illuminating Lives & Futures

Almost 10% of the world's population lives in energy poverty, meaning they have little to no access to energy. This staggering statistic highlights the urgent need for initiatives like SolarBuddy, which brings light to the lives of children in some of the world's most disadvantaged communities. These children often lack access to electricity, limiting their educational opportunities and overall quality of life. By providing solar lights to these children, SolarBuddy empowers them to study, play, and engage in activities even after the sun sets. Beyond mere illumination, these solar lights represent hope, safety, and the potential for a brighter future.


The Impact of CSR Team Building Activities

Team building CSR events offer a unique platform for organisations to engage their employees in meaningful and impactful work. Here are several benefits that highlight the transformative power of such initiatives.

Strengthened Bonds & Collaboration

Team building CSR events foster a sense of unity and cooperation among employees. By working together towards a common goal, individuals develop stronger relationships, improve communication, and build trust. These bonds extend beyond the workplace, positively impacting team dynamics and overall productivity.

Enhanced Employee Engagement & Motivation

Engaging employees in activities that contribute to a greater social cause increases their sense of purpose and job satisfaction. CSR initiatives provide opportunities for personal growth, allowing employees to see the direct impact of their efforts and connect with the communities they serve. This heightened engagement translates into increased motivation and loyalty, creating a positive work environment.

Skill Development & Learning Opportunities

Team building CSR events often require individuals to step outside their comfort zones and develop new skills. These experiences promote personal growth, broaden perspectives, and encourage innovative thinking. Through collaborative problem-solving, participants develop leadership abilities, adaptability, and resilience, which can be transferred to their professional roles.

Positive Brand Image & Reputation

Engaging in CSR activities reinforces an organisation's commitment to social responsibility. By partnering with organisations like SolarBuddy, companies demonstrate their dedication to making a tangible impact beyond their immediate business goals. This fosters a positive brand image, strengthens customer loyalty, and attracts top talent who align with the company's values.


More CSR Events by Beyond The Boardroom

If you’ve already participated in a SolarBuddy event or you’re looking for a different avenue for impactful engagement, then look no further!

We offer a diverse range of Team building CSR events that go beyond traditional corporate experiences. In addition to our partnership with SolarBuddy, here are a few examples of other events we organise.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a truly unique and rewarding experience that sees your team construct prosthetic hands for victims of landmine accidents. These prosthetics provide a sense of normalcy to victims by enabling them to write, use tools to earn an income, and even ride their motorbikes once again.

In addition to the incredible impact you will have on the recipients, Helping Hands offers an opportunity to build strong connections within your team and be inspired by motivational stories. This activity empowers every participant to make a real and lasting contribution, all while engaging in a purposeful and fulfilling activity that will be remembered for years to come.

Did you know?

There are 2000 landmine accidents a month, or the equivalent of one every 20 minutes, with 75% of those accidents resulting in the loss of a single limb.

Bike Brigade

Great fun with a philanthropic twist! Bike Brigade is an exceptional charity team building event that offers a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of children in the local community. This activity provides a unique and heartwarming experience for participants. At the beginning of the event, delegates are under the impression that they are building bikes to race each other at the end of the event. However, as the bikes are completed by the teams, a heartwarming twist is unveiled when the bikes’ actual purpose is revealed,

Through this event, teams not only strengthen their bonds and enhance their problem-solving skills but also contribute to the well-being and happiness of underprivileged children. It highlights the profound impact that small acts of kindness can have on the lives of others and reinforces the value of compassion and empathy in building a better society.

Water Works

Water Works focuses on addressing the critical issue of waterborne illnesses in communities around the world. During this event, delegates come together to construct water filtration units that will be sent to regions facing the challenge of unsafe drinking water.

Teams are provided with nine essential components, and their task is to assemble these parts into a functional live-saving water filtration system.

This event highlights the gravity of the problem at hand and why the water filtration units they are constructing are so crucial. Delegates learn about the devastating consequences of waterborne illnesses and how they disproportionately affect vulnerable communities, especially in developing countries. Understanding the life-threatening risks associated with contaminated drinking water underscores the significance of their contribution and amplifies their commitment to making a positive impact.

Water Works not only fosters teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills among participants but also instils a deep sense of empathy and social responsibility. By building these water filtration units, teams actively participate in providing a basic necessity of life to those who need it the most, ultimately improving the health and well-being of communities worldwide.

Did you know?

2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water causing the death of 1.8 million children every year or the equivalent of 5,000 a day.


CSR team building activities provide an exceptional opportunity to foster positive change within organisations and communities alike. By engaging employees in purposeful initiatives, organisations can strengthen relationships, enhance employee engagement, and make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need. 

If you would like to know more about how you can combine team building with meaningful social responsibility, get in touch with our friendly team on 1300 998 782 or contact us here.

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