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Shareholder activism might sound good, but it’s delusional to think it will change anything much

Contributor, Tuesday, 12th November 2019 -  Don't expect institutional investors to become activists for change to make corporations more responsible. More direct approaches are urgently needed, write Warren Staples and Andrew Linden from RMIT University.

‘Leave the room and talk about it’

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th October 2019 -  Businesses urged to spread the word about the profit with purpose movement 

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The business imperative to improve mental health

Helen Steel, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  Shared Value Project CEO Helen Steel considers how business can create measurable social and economic benefits by tackling mental illness, ahead of the launch of a new report which shows taking a shared value approach is already working within the fi

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Swollen executive pay packets reveal the limits of corporate activism

Contributor, Tuesday, 1st October 2019 -  The phoney debate about corporate activism distracts from the need for a debate about inequality, writes Carl Rhodes, professor of organization studies at UTS Business School, in this article first published in The Conversation.

Labor backs big business taking a stand on social causes

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  Opposition leader Anthony Albanese says corporate Australia must look beyond profit and recognise its role in the community by speaking up on important social issues.

American business leaders seek to redefine the purpose of a corporation

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 3rd September 2019 -  The B Corp community is urging major companies to consider changing their governance structures to better balance profit and purpose, after some of the world’s most powerful CEOs pledged to focus on more than simply maximising returns for their sha

Top companies stay competitive by giving back

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  Some of Australia’s largest companies are making community engagement a top priority in a bid to remain competitive, new data shows. 

Supermarket giant vows to end period poverty in Australia

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 6th August 2019 -  Woolworths is teaming up with a women’s charity to deliver sanitary products to people in need.

KeepCup founder says companies must reduce harm in all areas of the business

Luke Michael, Thursday, 1st August 2019 -  It is foolish for businesses to think that they can be a force for good if they are acting ethically in some areas but doing harm in others, the co-founder of the KeepCup says.

Aussie businesses urged to make their voices heard on climate change

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th July 2019 -  Corporate Australia is being urged to take a greater role shaping the nation's climate change debate and influencing policy in the wake of BHP's public pledge to reduce emissions.
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