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Farming Co-op Planting New Ideas for Sector

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  The future of organic farming could be cooperative with a new organisation ORICo-op entering the space to shake things up, writes Wendy Williams in this week’s Spotlight on Social Enterprise.

New Tool Hits Go On Shared Value

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 26th April 2017 -  A new interactive tool to help business, not for profits and government work through the shared value opportunities in social issues could “be the answer to some of the world’s curliest problems”.

Opinion

Social Impact Investment Can Help Retirees Get the Housing and Care They Need

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  Social impact investment strategies could fund more affordable housing and aged care for seniors, write Dr Eileen Webb, Gill North and Professor Richard Heaney, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Reshaping Digital Innovation for Indigenous Communities

Wendy Williams, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  Australia’s first Indigenous-led digital social impact initiative is being launched to empower disconnected and disadvantaged communities and ensure people “don’t get left behind” in the new digital economy.

Online Tool to Measure Value of CSR and NFP Work

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The way Australian businesses measure the impact of their CSR strategies and charities measure their social outcomes will have a broader focus in 2017 with the launch of the Australian Social Value Bank (ASVB) online tool.

Fairtrade Brands Secure Top Spot In Ethical Fashion Report

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  Australian Fairtrade brands have received top marks when it comes to protecting the rights of farmers and workers, according to a new report.

Global Integrated Reporting Still Has Room for Improvement

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 20th April 2017 -  The adoption of integrated reporting, or IR, by corporates can be challenging but generates tangible organisational, reputational and commercial benefits, according to a new analysis.

Spotlight

Cleaning Up the Energy Game

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  Adrian Merrick describes himself as “a bit of a frustrated entrepreneur”. But after trying his hand at a number of start-ups including a teddy bear business - “a long story” - a dot-com, and a decade and a half of experience in running energy

Opinion

Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility

Bill Wood, Wednesday, 12th April 2017 -  Companies need to reconsider their current approach to Corporate Social Responsibility and move from a company-centric CSR to true employee engagement, writes FrontStream president and CEO Bill Wood.

Businesses of Tomorrow are in Good Company

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 11th April 2017 -  A social enterprise that connects those who can give with those in need has been named as one of the top 20 businesses of tomorrow.
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