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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.

Social Enterprise Coalition Roundtable

Staff Reporter, Monday, 20th July 2009 -  The fledgling Social Enterprise Coalition will hold its second Roundtable in Melbourne later this month as it calls for membership to its Leadership Council.

Collaboration to Map Social Enterprise in Australia

Staff Reporter, Monday, 6th July 2009 -  The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (CPNS) at QUT, working with Social Traders, are mapping the social enterprise sector across Australia.

UN Global Compact Network Launched in Australia

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th June 2009 -  The Australian Network of the UN Global Compact was formally launched at the 10th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development at Parliament House, in Canberra by Senator Nick Sherry (Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law) and G

Australia’s Sixth Corporate Responsibility Index

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th June 2009 -  This year's St James Ethics Centre's Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI) has been framed within the context of the Global Economic Crisis (GEC) with participating companies being described as demonstrating leadership in tough times.

Over Half of US Companies Increase Philanthropy Despite GFC

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th June 2009 -  In the US a new survey has found that over half of the companies taking part have increased their corporate philanthropy in 2008 despite the economic decline.

IBM Survey Reveals Gap in “Green” Sustainability Strategies

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th June 2009 -  IBM's second annual global corporate social responsibility survey of senior business executives again shows significant gaps between their goals and their ability to attain them.

Foundation for Public Interest Journalism

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th June 2009 -  Swinburne University's Institute for Social Research has established a Not for Profit foundation to help develop new ways to fund and support journalism following a trend that has already found traction in the US.
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