09 October 2015
After working on opposing teams in the corporate world, some of Australia’s biggest names in investment banking have joined forces to raise money for an international charity.
The Federal Government has announced $160,000 in grants for 24 community organisations to allow them to showcase their philanthropic partnerships during the inaugural Community and Philanthropy Partnerships Week.
The daughter of iconic human rights activist Malcolm X believes Australia needs to improve its human rights record and has called on young people to become more engaged in civic life.
An Australian organisation set up to provide Not for Profit CEOs with one-on-one mentoring from successful corporate leaders has found that isolation is one of the significant challenges CEOs are facing.
One of Australia’s greatest philanthropic families, the Smorgon’s, remains the richest family in the country with wealth estimated at $2.7 billion.
Business leaders and philanthropists have taken to a new national crowdfunding campaign to lobby for better health services and support, according to newly established Not for Profit, Australians for Mental Health.
The UK Government has begun a crackdown on unethical charity fundraising and established a controversial new watchdog with regulatory “bite”.
Major Melbourne giving circle, Impact100 Melbourne, has announced the top four organisations in the running for its annual $100,000 High Impact Grant.
Philanthropic trust managers, Perpetual, the Australian Scholarships Foundation and Australian Institute of Company Directors have joined together to boost Not for Profit governance, opening applications for the 2016 Not for Profit Governance Scholarships.
Australia’s oldest charity, The Benevolent Society says it has taken action to address its financial procedures following an alleged $150,000 fraud by a former employee.
With unemployment on the rise, many Australians face particular barriers to work that are not easily addressed through conventional economic policy levers, but social enterprise could be the answer, writes Head of Enterprise Development at Social Traders, Lisa Boothby.
Women are underrepresented at all levels within corporations and, at the current rate of progress, it will take more than 100 years for the executive level to achieve gender parity, a study from the United States revealed.
Millennials are the most passionate supporters of corporate social responsibility efforts, which influences their social media presence, career choices and product purchases, according to a new report.
Offshore outsourcing of business processes is on the rise in Australia, with many companies taking advantage of a globalised workforce. But one organisation saw the growing industry as an opportunity to lift communities out of poverty, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Australian Human Rights Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs, has described the role of the business and the corporate world as “vital” in protecting human rights putting a spotlight on divestment.