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Rio Tinto makes billion dollar pledge to go carbon neutral

Luke Michael, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  The company is investing $1.5 billion to reduce its carbon footprint

In conversation

In Conversation: Gerry Higgins

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 26th February 2020 -  For the last two decades, Gerry Higgins, the founder of the Social Enterprise World Forum, has led initiatives to bring struggling rural communities back to life. Now he’s come to Australia to share his insights.  

Opinion

Legitimacy is the watchword for social enterprise impact in 2020

David Brookes, Thursday, 20th February 2020 -  As the new decade kicks off David Brookes, managing director of Social Traders, discusses the growth in the social enterprise sector and the risk of “social washing” that has emerged as the sector has grown.

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Social enterprise

Jay Boolkin, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  2020 is bound to be a cracker year for social enterprise with hints of a funding shakeup, skyrocketing social procurement, and oodles of opportunities on the horizon, write Jay Boolkin and Anne Lennon, co-founders at Social Change Central.

Landmark laws set to bolster Queensland’s cooperatives’ sector

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  Advocates say the bill will boost the competitiveness of Queensland cooperatives

Spotlight

The key to success is collaboration (and an app)

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  As the primary carer for a son with multiple and complex disabilities, Danny Hui juggles appointments with up to 40 different doctors and therapists at any one time. But his app,  Sameview, could be the answer to making life easier for himself and h

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Co-ops and mutuals

Melina Morrison, Wednesday, 5th February 2020 -  Coming off the back of a defining year, the cooperative and mutual sector is set to show how it can make economies stronger and communities more resilient in 2020, writes Melina Morrison, as part of a series of predictions for the coming year from ex

B Corps leading on climate action

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  New commitment from B Corps is 20 years ahead of the 2050 Paris Agreement targets 

Opinion

Building community wealth: Are Mondragon’s cooperative ideas transferable to Australia?

Alan Greig, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  Alan Greig looks at what we can learn from the successful Mondragon model and the impact of employee ownership.

Opinion

Predictions for 2020: Shared value

Helen Steel, Tuesday, 4th February 2020 -  Looking to the year ahead, Helen Steel suggests the most important cultural and economic shifts we make this year will come from recognising that social and economic outcomes aren’t mutually exclusive, but mutually dependent.
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