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Maggie Coggan is a journalist at Pro Bono News covering the social sector.

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These are the three things driving the gender pay gap

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 23rd August 2019 -  In Australia, the gender pay gap is equivalent to $23 billion a year, or $445 million each week, and according to new research there are three main things driving it. So what can be done? We take a look.  

Coles signs a sunny deal in a bid to slash power costs

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 22nd August 2019 -  Environment groups have lauded supermarket giant Coles’ signing of a 10-year solar-energy deal to slash its power bills and greenhouse gas emissions, and are now calling on Woolworths to follow suit. 

Enterprise turning manure into clean energy scales up

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  An Australian-Cambodian social enterprise turning manure into a clean source of energy for cooking has successfully launched a pay-as-you-go model, giving thousands more Cambodians access to the technology. 

Australians’ generosity a “mixed bag”

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  Charities need to focus on communicating with their supporters if they want more donors, a sector expert warns, in the wake of new research that found the number of taxpayers making deductible gifts has fallen continuously for nearly a decade.     

The social enterprise tackling loneliness and connecting communities

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 19th August 2019 -  Nick Maisey is the CEO of Befriend, a Perth social enterprise fostering community connection and helping everyday Australians feel included. He’s this week’s Changemaker. 

Five ways to smash a candidate interview

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  If you’re struggling to make the most out of your candidate interviews, then you’re not alone. Getting the right structure and asking the right questions takes practice, so we sat down with Nina Mapson-Bone from Beaumont People for a couple of tips. 

Hungry? Order your food for a cause

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 16th August 2019 -  One of the country’s largest food delivery services has launched a program to give hungry Melbournians the chance to satisfy their food cravings and help people who are experiencing homelessness at the same time. 

Leading through triumph and turmoil: Helen Szoke reflects

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 15th August 2019 -  Since 2013, Dr Helen Szoke AO has been at the helm of Oxfam Australia, steering the organisation through not only some of the worst humanitarian crises of our time, but internal Oxfam scandals. As she hangs up her boots in the sector for good, she reflects on the challenges and triumphs of her role.  

Three reasons impact investing needs women

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 14th August 2019 -  While women are already playing a big part in the rapidly growing global impact investing market, sector experts say encouraging more women into the traditionally male-dominated field can only lead to good things. We find out why.

Gillian Triggs to shine a light on Australia’s refugee treatment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  Gillian Triggs’ appointment as the assistant high commissioner for protection at the United Nations has been welcomed by refugee advocates, who say she will be a strong voice on the plight of refugees and asylum seekers around the world. 

Merger to help more financially vulnerable Australians

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  Australian international aid organisation Cufa Limited has merged with the Foresters Group in a bid to expand its services and tackle financial stress in Australia on a greater scale.  

The fight for finance to do social good

Changemaker

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th August 2019 -  As the CEO of Impact Investing Australia, Sally McCutchan is fighting to not only grow the Australian impact investing market but make sure it’s doing as much good as possible. She’s this week’s Changemaker. 
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