Governance / Management
This year the Australian public must emerge from a “bubble of self-pity”, Not for Profit leader Tim Costello said in Pro Bono Australia's inaugural podcast episode.
The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commitment to strategy is rising. But in a new McKinsey Global Survey, few respondents rated their boards as being effective at most tasks or reported good feedback or training practices.
The debate around the sharing economy is mounting, with increasing pressure on governments to impose regulations while consumers avidly embrace the services on offer. But how does it measure up in terms of corporate social responsibility? Journalist Ellie Cooper investigates.
Eight out of 10 Australian CEOs have acknowledged in a new report that their top talent want to work with companies with social values that align with their own.
It’s the season for CSR reports, and the results show that with consumer and stakeholder expectations on the rise CEOs will feel the pressure to drive good business practices, writes corporate sustainability strategist Jill Riseley.
Major Not for Profits and peak bodies have called on the Federal Government to deliver secure housing, a fair health care system and income adequacy as a priority in this year’s budget.
Disability service providers need to shift the focus away from speculation and onto getting their houses in order before the NDIS 1 July start date, writes strategist George Liacos who analyses five ways for organisations to succeed in the new financial year.
Two Australian animal organisations have lost their charity status following an investigation by the national charity watchdog.
Australia’s charity regulator and the government’s financial watchdog have partnered to urge banks to change the way they interact with charities after hundreds of them were denied loans and other financial assistance.
Giving members of Not for Profit superannuation funds the right to vote trustee directors in or out and hold them accountable will mean better governance outcomes for the funds, according to a Governance Institute of Australia submission to the Fraser Review of governance arrangements.
A recipient of an Australia Day 2016 honour, Diana Abdel-Rahman has spent most of her life volunteering for the community. Abdel-Rahman is this week’s Changemaker. She spoke to Xavier Smerdon.
Consumer Affairs Victoria has declared it will continue to investigate Shane Warne and his charitable activities, even after he closed his controversial foundation.
Slowing the advancement of climate change and protecting fossil fuel reliant jobs could be considered mutually exclusive aims, but one cooperative is determined to take on both issues, writes Ellie Cooper in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.
Crowdfunding platform Chuffed.org has announced its transition from a Not for Profit to a “social benefit company”, which the organisation has called a new structure for social enterprise in Australia.
How can social enterprises ensure they are maximising their social and environmental impact? Alan Kay, coordinator of the UK’s Social Audit Network, explores “social accounting” tools for the growing Australian good-business sector.
While men comprise 60 per cent of the general workforce they hold 95 per cent of CEO positions in the world’s largest corporations, according to the UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Corporate Parity report.
Five Australian companies have been ranked in the top 100 most sustainable businesses in the world, including the big four banks.
A group of eight leaders in global finance and economics who met at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland have agreed to join a high-level taskforce focused on the future of the global financial system.
A report investigating the confidence of the disability services sector ahead of the full roll-out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has shown that 70 per cent of organisations are planning to increase the scale or range of their services over the next six months.
Careers as a police officer and a lawyer have led Angelo Venardos to his current role of CEO of a nationally recognised child protection charity. Venardos is this week’s Changemaker. He spoke to Xavier Smerdon.
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