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SPOTLIGHT: Co-operatives Help Healthcare

Impact

Spotlight

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  A community medical co-operative in Canberra shows what can be done when communities get together to respond to a shortage of health services, reports Alan Greig from Social Business Australia in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

QBE Foundation Partners with Defence ‘Mates’

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  The QBE Foundation has announced what it describes as a unique charity partnership working with current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families.

One for the Girls

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  Shared value creation promises to be ‘more than just a pretty face’ for an Australian feminine hygiene company tackling an unexpected social issue.

Use Integrated Reporting & Aligned GRI for Best Outcomes

Analysis

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  An analysis by ACCSR Senior International Associate Dr Cornis van der Lugt suggests Integrated Reporting and the GRI guidelines are best used in combination.

Testing Impact Assessment

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  The London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Australia & New Zealand will partner with the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs to test a new impact assessment framework over the next three years.

Best of Australian Business Recognised

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  Businesses demonstrating excellence in innovation, sustainability and community contribution were recognised at the 2013 Australian Business awards last week.

How CSR Transforms Pursuit of Profit into Moral Mission

Opinion

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  The potential for financial return from Corporate Social Responsibility has been explored extensively in recent years. Lecturer at the University of Sydney Max Baker explores an unexpected consequence of focusing on profitable CSR initiatives in this article from The Conversation.

Equal Parts Heart & Head When Launching a Social Enterprise

Hot Topic

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 10th July 2013 -  With the application phase for latest round of the business incubation program, The Crunch approaching, this week’s Hot Topic sees Social Traders outline some key considerations for planning and launching a startup social enterprise.

Sporting Stars for Corporate Hearts

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th June 2013 -  Young athletes with disabilities have hit a soft spot with the employees of Australia's corporate giants. As part of Workplace Giving Month, Reporter Nadia Boyce looks at corporate volunteering with people with intellectual disabilities.

Soft Landing in Social Enterprise

Spotlight

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th June 2013 -  A simple idea to sidestep tip disposal fees and the need to create legitimate job opportunities for the disadvantaged has delivered a suite of successful social enterprises for charity Mission Australia and is this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

Top Tips for Engaging Employees During Workplace Giving Month

Hot Topic

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 12th June 2013 -  June is Workplace Giving Month. Margaret Smith, General Manager at the Australian Charities Fund, shares some tips on implementing a successful workplace giving program.

National Cloud Computing Strategy Released

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 30th May 2013 -  The Federal Government has released the National Strategy for Cloud Computing, which outlines ways to use cloud technology to boost innovation and productivity across Australia's digital economy, including the Not for Profit sector.
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