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The Purr-fect Social Enterprise

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 24th May 2017 -  The team behind Western Australia’s very first cat cafe hopes to offer a special blend of animal welfare and human happiness, writes Wendy Williams in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

LEGO Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Target

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  LEGO, the world’s leading children’s toy manufacturer, has reached its 100 per cent renewable energy target three years ahead of schedule.

Charity and Media Company Join Forces to Tackle Negative Stereotypes

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 -  As part of a commitment to create “smart connections for their communities,” media company Adshel has teamed up with a national welfare group to tackle negative stereotypes of youth unemployment.

Social Enterprise In Australia ‘Disappointing’ and ‘Self-Obsessed’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 18th May 2017 -  The social enterprise movement in Australia has become “self-obsessed” and “internally focused”, a Melbourne forum with the controversial title of Why We’re Breaking up with Social Enterprise has heard.

Moving Impact Investment into the Next Phase

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 18th May 2017 -  Impact investing is being primed for growth with the launch of a new forum designed to support the development of the market in Australia and New Zealand.

Software Start-up and Indigenous Suppliers Team Up for Unique Business

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 16th May 2017 -  A new online business connecting Indigenous suppliers with corporate and government buyers launched on Tuesday.

Australia’s First Social Impact Bond for People Living with Mental Illness

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 8th May 2017 -  In an Australian first, social impact bonds will be used to improve the lives of people living with a mental illness.

Business Supports Mandatory Sustainability Reporting – CSR Survey

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 4th May 2017 -  More than half of the respondents to an annual study of corporate social responsibility practices say sustainability reporting should be mandatory – and for the first time Australian banks have fallen off the list of top 10 CSR companies.

Queensland Launches First Social Benefit Bond

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has launched Queensland’s first social impact bond, seeking private capital to address social issues around out-of-home care in a spin-off of to the successful NSW Newpin bond.

Australia a Leading Example of Shared Value Business Concept

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 27th April 2017 -  The US-based co-founder of the shared value business concept, Mark Kramer says he is hugely impressed with the progress Australian companies have made since he first explored the model here five years ago.
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