The corporate social responsibility programs of big mining companies in remote towns are often disconnected from community needs, reactive and ad hoc with some communities becoming ‘dangerously’ reliant on their money, according to new research.
The recent financial shenanigans of high-wealth individuals stuffing dollars under the proverbial mattress of offshore tax havens raises serious questions about modern-day corporate leadership says Sara Bice, a Senior Associate of the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility. This article was originally published in The Conversation.
An independent report has highlighted the need for palm oil to be sourced from sustainable suppliers in the Australian market.
Social responsibility is “nothing more than public relations”, according to some respondents in a study of Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) investors.
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are two distinct concepts but by delving into the links between the two it can assist us to move towards putting in place more strategically responsible corporate behaviours, says Associate Professor Suzanne Young from the La Trobe Business School at La Trobe University.
International recycling companies have announced the delivery of a modern recycling system to Australia that they say will result in the recycling around 5 billion containers annually that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Despite ongoing economic challenges facing business, the 2013 Corporate Responsibility Index paints a positive global picture of levels of commitment to responsible business while revealing that Australia and New Zealand continue to lag behind.
A global technology company has developed new certification for smartphones, giving consumers the first guide to choosing a socially responsible mobile phone.
So far, most of Australia’s impact investment market has been domestically focused, according a new report into the emerging market. The following is an extract from the IMPACT Australia report looking at local case studies.
The Federal Government has described a newly released report into Impact Investment as highlighting both the need and possibility in Australia to drive more investment into communities.
Three young Not for Profit Executives have made it into the CPA Australia’s list of Top 40 Young Business leaders.
The concept of a ‘social licence’ or community acceptance clearly has some merit, as long as it complements rather than replaces the more traditional concepts of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development says Dr Richard Parsons, Principal at Richard Parsons Social Research Consultancy.
Two of Australia’s top four banking giants have topped a list of the world’s most ethical companies.
While there is still uncertainty around what exactly the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 will look like when it lands in May this year, there are high-level trends that both report preparers and users have to start thinking about says Sustainability Assurance consultant, Christiane Meyer.
What are the anticipated changes to G4, the next generation of GRI reporting guidelines - what is their significance for businesses, and what should reporters be thinking about, or doing, in preparation for these changes?, asks Banarra Principal Paul Davies.
The UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) are the two most commonly referenced CSR reporting guidelines, a report from the European Commission has revealed.
Melbourne has been named as the host of the 2014 ethical bank conference, organised by the Global Alliance of Banking on Values (GABV).
Finalists for the fifth annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival have been announced for 2013.
An Impact Investing Program has been established in the UK to bring together philanthropic and finance professionals from around the world to develop an advanced understanding of the growing field of impact investing.
More than 80% of American respondents of a recent workplace giving survey agreed that their company is committed to a strong program of workplace giving and that employee giving is still a priority.
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