Australian business leaders, company executives, journalists and social media experts have been recruited to lend their skills for a day to charity through a new program from giving platform, Goodcompany.
The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI) has written to the chairs of more than 30 companies in the ASX200 with poor representation of women at board level, reminding them of the 30 per cent target that is fast becoming seen as the minimum benchmark in corporate Australia.
International consultation on the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, which will rank the top 500 globally listed companies on their human rights policy, process and performance, has begun.
Jetsetting NSW academic Debbie Haski-Leventhal of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management is travelling the world to contribute to global discussions on CSR. Following her recent trip to the UN in New York, she shares the latest trends with Pro Bono Australia News and how they might influence both research and practice in Australia.
With a supply chain comprising 30,000+ service providers, Westpac Group is using its procurement spend to support opportunities for social change. This includes diversifying to include traditionally underrepresented business groups, such as Indigenous businesses.
A web of franchisees is proving a challenge for an Australian fast food icon as it seeks to build its CSR program, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Executive Insight.
Westpac Group has launched its Social Impact Framework including a new online tool to help community organisations seeking Westpac’s support to better understand the company’s social investment priorities.
In a bid to raise $1 million for the community sector, shareholders are being urged to donate shares to charity in a new campaign by ShareGift Australia.
Socially and environmentally conscious startups are set to benefit from the creation of the new $100 million Impact Investment Funds - said to be one of Australia’s biggest.
A free tool is set to challenge spurious sustainability promises made to consumers and empower them to evaluate claims promoting socially, environmentally or economically responsible products, processes, businesses or services.
A painting social enterprise in Western Sydney is working to improve employment outcomes for young Indigenous people off the back of a delicately cultivated relationship with a corporate partner, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Australian companies publicly report less information on equal opportunities for women in the workplace than their UK and US counterparts, a new study reveals.
The notion of business as an agent of world benefit could assist corporations in becoming even more powerful in addressing global social issues writes Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
June Workplace Giving Month has kicked off for 2015, building on last year’s campaign to get one million donors involved in workplace giving by 2020.
A Melbourne forum has laid the groundwork for the development of a community leadership group to progress collaboration between Not for Profits, philanthropists, businesses and social enterprises.
This month, Westpac Bicentennial Foundation launched the Westpac Social Change Fellowship to support people with the passion and drive to tackle tough social issues facing Australia.
Corporates should rethink their approach to identifying the issues that are ‘material’ to their business in sustainability reporting, argues a new white paper from the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR).
Dr Sarah Cobourn, Senior Officer of Corporate Affairs at Hitachi Australia speaks to freelance writer Isabel Wagner about her PhD thesis on Creating Shared Value in professional sport and her views on the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Employees of banking giant NAB have delivered one million volunteer hours to community organisations across Australia, announced as part of National Volunteering Week celebrations.
Lessons learned from the sporting world are ensuring newly appointed Head of corporate partnerships at the McGrath Foundation, Ben Hirschfield keeps the Foundation's partnerships sustainable and he offers his top tips for other charities wanting to be competitive.
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