The Westpac Group has donated $500,000 to kickstart a fundraising appeal for Legacy - to support programs for Australian families affected by the death or illness of a family member who has served in the Australian Defence Force.
The Australian arm of Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services firm, is quietly making a mark on its own terms, with the help of some ‘out-of-the-box’ approaches, to employee engagement, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s Executive Insight.
An iconic Australian corporate-Not for Profit partnership sparked by a “chance conversation” is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary - as its value continues to grow to over $15 million.
Governments, especially conservative leaning ones, are failing to match the progress of the ASX100 in addressing gender diversity, according to Directors of Women on Boards, in recently releasing their index measuring board diversity.
We could soon see larger and more influential companies stepping into the B Corp space but some barriers must be overcome for that to happen, says James Meldrum, co-founder of the first Australian food business to be certified as a B Corp, Whole Kids.
Between 2006 and 2013, almost one in six people in Australia were severely or fully financially excluded meaning that they still had no access to at least two basic financial products, a new report reveals.
The Australian Institute of Company Directors recently launched 2014 NFP Governance and Performance Study. The study is Australia's largest and examines the governance of the Not for Profit sector and the contribution made by its directors.
Australian Not for Profits and social enterprises can now apply for a share in NAB’s new $1 million impact investment fund.
The inability of Not for Profits to define and package skilled volunteering opportunities for corporate employees blocks companies from offering more of their time and expertise, according to keynotes at a Melbourne corporate volunteering event.
Impact investing is seen as the most promising trend by the majority of global philanthropists, according to new figures.
With confirmation of a Senate Inquiry into Co-operatives and Mutuals and the endorsement of member-owned businesses in the McClure Report on welfare, it is time to think seriously about how to facilitate the growth of this increasingly important self-help segment of the economy, writes Melina Morrison, CEO of the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals.
Two Australian banks have made the cut for the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies list, which promotes global recognition of ethical business practice.
A large-scale research program with the aim of supporting the development and growth of the community sector in Western Australia has been launched with the support of Bankwest.
With an estimated 20,000 social enterprises in Australia, where are all these businesses that are trading for social impact, asks Mark Daniels, Head of Market and Sector Development at Social Traders.
Corporate Social Responsibility can become a source of tremendous social progress also works to boost the profile and reputation of the company that chooses the right social problem to champion and alleviate, writes CSR strategist Dora Nikols.
A major new neighbourhood social network, supported by Westpac, could be the answer for the majority of Australians to help them connect with their neighbours and community initiatives.
Social media can be a great way for community organisations to engage with their supporter base and encourage donations from the wider community, but many don’t know where to start. Todd Copeland, NAB General Manager Digital, shares his top tips.
Not for Profit organisations with a more rigorous and structured approach to board measurement are more likely to expect success and an increase in revenue, according to new research by philanthropic fund managers, Perpetual.
As Government purse strings continue to tighten and the competition for the philanthropic dollar intensifies, Not For Profit leaders are looking to sustainable business models to ensure their survival. Managing Director of Spark Strategy, George Liacos shares how Not for Profits can remain relevant and financially viable.
Social innovation and social enterprise is its best when it’s operating on the edges and not unwittingly supporting the status quo, write Dr Andrew Curtis and Tara Anderson in the concluding part of their series looking at social innovation globally.
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