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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.

Royal commission pushes finance sector to up its giving

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th July 2019 -  In the wake of the banking royal commission, the Australian finance sector dug deep into its pockets in 2018, lifting its charitable giving by 28 per cent, an additional $39 million. 

How do you measure community benefit? This new framework could help

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 3rd July 2019 -  A comprehensive framework to help projects define, design, and measure public benefits and allow developers and policymakers to “go beyond good intentions”, has been developed by Impact Investment Group.

B Corp Month celebrates burgeoning for-purpose business movement

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 -  Australian purpose-driven companies are celebrating B Corp Month by sharing their stories of how businesses can make the world a better place, amid a seven-fold growth in certified B Corps over the past five years.     

Flying high to help children eat up

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd July 2019 -  Around 10,000 hungry Australian children are set to receive free school lunches thanks to a collaboration between Jetstar and a Melbourne food charity.
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