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‘Australia Cares’ Quietly Closes Its Doors

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th August 2009 -  The partnership organisation set up less than 5 years ago to boost corporate volunteering in Victoria, firstly as Melbourne Cares and then as Australia Cares, has quietly closed its doors - with claims it is the first major Not for Profit victim of t

ANZ Reviews the Progress Loans Project

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th August 2009 -  An evaluation of the ANZ Banks Progress Loans project delivered in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence has found it is effective at meeting the key financial needs of people on low incomes and that the program provides a positive, respect

A Good Company Seal

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th August 2009 -  While there appears to be an upsurge in the number of social and environmental sustainability guides rating "good companies", Iconoclasts Inc in the US has launched the Good Company Seal that it says uniquely recognizes companies that are a

Moving to the Next Generation of Corporate Citizenship

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th August 2009 -  Some leading companies have progressed beyond legal compliance, checkbook philanthropy, and stakeholder management to define a next generation of corporate citizenship that takes it from the margins to the mainstream of their business, according to t

Business and Human Rights Workshop

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 20th August 2009 -  Corporations can be held accountable for complicity in human rights violations regardless of where they may have been committed in the world.

Social Enterprise World Forum 2009

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th August 2009 -  Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and Social Traders are co-hosting the 2009 Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) in Melbourne from 6-8 October with an international and local line up of expert speakers and social enterprise practitioners.

Heloise Waislitz Oration

Staff Reporter, Monday, 17th August 2009 -  Kylie Charlton will give the Heloise Waislitz Oration, 'Does profit belong in the social investment landscape' in Sydney and Melbourne in early September

Walmart’s Sustainable Product Index

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd July 2009 -  US retail giant Walmart plans to develop a worldwide Sustainable Product Index after a recent meeting with 1,500 of its suppliers, associates and sustainability leaders at its home office.

Advisors Must Raise Environmental, Social & Governance Issues with Clients – New Report

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd July 2009 -  A group of US asset managers, representing approximately $US2 trillion in assets under management, say that integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into investment decisions should be a legal responsibility.

CSR and Human Rights

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 23rd July 2009 -  Most big Australian companies have a corporate responsibility program, but almost none have a comprehensive approach to incorporating human rights into their business practices according to a report by the Human Rights Commission.
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