Buzz, backbone leadership and data sourcing are the pressing issues as Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham share their reflections on the year that was for Collective Impact.
Creating Shared Value (CSV) provides a new platform to have leadership conversations about the role of business in resolving societal challenges, writes Amanda Keogh, the Head of Sustainability for Fuji Xerox in the Asia Pacific region.
The Not for Profit sector deserves better than just a reversion back to the unacceptable regulatory environment the Productivity Commission identified in 2010, writes Liz Morgan, NFP Law expert from Justice Connect.
The convenor of the highly successful Changemakers Festival, Tom Dawkins shares his key reflections on the event and what it means for the social innovation space in Australia.
A Collective Impact approach can help achieve the intended community outcomes of the ‘Better Futures, Local Solutions’ place-based-policies introduced by the former Labor Government, according to Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham.
The corporate sector needs to understand and communicate the social value they create or destroy to stakeholders who are taking increasing levels of interest in a corporate’s social impact, writes Anna Scott, a Founding member of the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia.
The challenge that faces social enterprises or ethical businesses here in Australia, especially those being run by younger entrepreneurs is how to be taken seriously says Bec McHenry the Founding Projector at The Projection Room – Australia’s second B Corporation.
An experienced Not for Profit has moved to a social enterprise model to help fund much needed psychological services for people affected by eating disorders. The CEO of Eating Disorders Victoria, Jennifer Beveridge explains.
Philanthropy can act as an enabler on many levels, writes Melbourne City Mission Chief Executive Officer Ric Holland.
One of the most challenging aspects of Collective Impact is effectively engaging diverse stakeholders. And the sector must grapple with this issue and develop disciplines and skills to be effective at collaboration and cross sectoral engagement, according to Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham.
Funding changes are already showing signs of change in the disability and the aged care sectors including Not for Profit mergers. But organisations need a ‘culture change’ to make sure the merger succeeds, says Change Management Professional, Claudia Perry-Beltrame.
All organisations are political environments, with everyone acting on behalf of something that matters to them. How this plays out is often unstated but working with it requires awareness and skill to make real progress, says Liz Skelton from Social Leadership Australia.
Understanding the theoretical mindset of Collective Impact is one thing; actually making the change is quite another, according to Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham.
As a society we are still at kindergarten in understanding social impact. But the good news is the practice of social impact is gaining speed… fast, according to experienced social return on investment (SROI)practitioner, Ross Wyatt.
The newly introduced G4 guidelines provide a great opportunity for Australian companies to showcase their supply chain performance, but the issue is to disclose supply chain issues that might not be on the radar of the Australian public, says CSR researcher Martijn Boersma.
The current political debate needs to shift towards capacity development for the Not for Profit sector rather than focusing on the charity regulator, the ACNC, says ConnectingUp CEO Anne Gawen.
In recent times two concepts are gaining more attention from companies who are looking at new ways to both think about and account for their direction and purpose beyond profit says Paul Davies, Principal of sustainability performance company, Banarra.
The new Global reporting Initiative guidelines are in many ways a reflection of what innovative, effective and even funky sustainability communications look like today says Miguel Oyarbide from the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility!
A quick glance at the much put-upon Refugee Convention suggests that Government claims that the PNG solution complies with international law may be a rather optimistic assessment says Justin Glyn, a Jesuit scholastic studying theology and philosophy in Melbourne.
How will Australia respond to the predicted decade of deficit asks Australian social change advocates Dawn O’Neil AM and Kerry Graham.
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