22 October 2014
The Australian charity regulator has revoked the charity status of another 388 organisations after failing to make contact with them, and has warned another 400 that they could face the same fate.
Australia’s green social enterprise sector is flourishing with the development of local-based and community-driven initiatives to address environmental issues rather than relying on government, according to David Brookes, Managing Director of Social Traders.
As the 2015 sustainability reporting cycle begins, Pro Bono Australia spoke with Paul Davies, Chief Operating Officer at sustainability firm Banarra, to hear his advice on getting a head start in the reporting process for 2015 - particularly in resource-constrained environments.
Keeping a Not for Profit’s core mission both sustainable and proven drives Melanie Raymond, the Chair of Youth Projects, an organisation that provides health and outreach services to people experiencing disadvantage. Raymond shares her insights in this week’s Evolving Chair.
Newly-established corporate democracy Not for Profit, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has launched legal action against the Commonwealth Bank over a shareholder resolution on climate risk.
An Australian couple who left their comfortable lifestyle behind to work in the developing world are now devoting their lives to tackling smoky stoves in India's slums, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Businessman, philanthropist and former Australian of the Year Simon McKeon has issued a call to arms to Australian corporates to do more for the charity sector, speaking at an economic forum in South Australia.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s claims that divesting deprives fund members of a good investment could prove misguided given the value in accounting for social and environmental impacts, writes sustainability expert Dr Carol Adams in this piece first published on The Conversation.
Corporate boards in the US are giving more attention to their risk oversight responsibilities, while most boards are still not discussing corporate social responsibility issues, according to PwC’s 2014 Annual Corporate Directors Survey.
Investment adviser, Daniel Madhavan has been appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Impact Investing Australia - a newly established Not for Profit set up to develop the market for impact investing.
Global financial services firm J.P. Morgan and national social enterprise development organisation Social Traders have announced a new partnership to accelerate the social enterprise sector in NSW, supporting social enterprise ideas that address youth unemployment.
A national share offer to raise capital for investment for Australia’s Not for Profit sector has received its first application from an existing Community 21 shareholder, Able Australia.
The Northern Land Council is one of the many national and local organisations paying tribute to former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who died today aged 98.
The Federal Government is yet to decide on the funding applications of thousands of Not for Profits under the new Department of Social Services Grant scheme - despite many only holding funds until December.
Steps to restrict the policy and advocacy work of community legal centres and attacks on the tax status of environmental groups could threaten the independence and fearlessness of community organisations, sector experts warn.