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MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
Organisation: Pro Bono Australia
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Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.

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Conscious Capitalism is not CSR

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Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 8th October 2014 -  Many people think that Conscious Capitalism and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are very much branches of the same tree but in reality there are significant differences between them says James Meldrum, co-founder of the first food Australian food business to be certified as a B Corp, Whole Kids.

Unilever Collaborates on Human Rights Reporting Initiative

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 8th October 2014 -  Global food and personal products giant Unilever has joined forces with business and human rights Not for Profit, Shift to trial the Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI).

Fossil-Free Super is an Idea That’s Going to Snowball

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Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 8th October 2014 -  The idea of using investment capital to address environmental and social concerns while still delivering financial results is slowly but surely becoming mainstream, writes Danielle Logue from the University of Technology, Sydney in an article first published in The Conversation.

Shahnaz wins Social Impact Award

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 8th October 2014 -  The Founder and Chairperson of the Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) and Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) Professor Durreen Shahnaz has won the 2014 Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

Foodbank Awards Corporate ‘Relief’

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 8th October 2014 -  Foodbank Australia has recognised the contributions of four companies that have helped bring food relief to thousands of Australians in awards that celebrate innovation, leadership, collaboration and partnership.

Mental Illness Study Reveals Workplace ‘Fear Factor’

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  One in five Australians are potentially being overlooked for job opportunities due to the ‘fear factor’ in hiring people who have a mental illness, according to new Not for Profit research.

Govt Backs Down on 40 Jobs a Month Plan

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  The Federal Government has backed down on its controversial proposal to require unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month in order to keep receiving the dole, instead releasing what it calls a new job model.

Aussie Mobile for Blind People Launched

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Three friends from Melbourne have created what they claim is the first Australian designed mobile phone for vision impaired, blind, the elderly and disabled people.

Income Management Evaluations Positive – Feds

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews says the findings of reports from two evaluations on income management show the initiative is having a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable indigenous Australians.

Older Donors Online Savvy – Survey

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Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  A new US study shows that older donors are now just as likely to give to charities online as younger donors.

Regulator Watch on Funds to Overseas Aid Charities

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  The national charity regulator is working with the Australian Federal Police and other intelligence and enforcement agencies to share information on funds going to charities operating in areas of conflict such as Syria and Iraq.

Forget Moral Decline: Aussies Might Be Getting Kinder

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Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  There is new evidence that Australians are exhibiting a strong attachment and commitment to kindness as a moral value, according to University of Tasmania Researchers Nicholas Hookway and Daphne Habibis in an article first published in The Conversation.
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