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NSW government signs social procurement deal

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  “The potential to support disadvantaged people in NSW by allocating some of the NSW government’s procurement spend to social enterprise is enormous,” an advocate says. 

Opinion

Now is our chance to build back better for regional Australia. Co-ops and mutuals can play a leading role

Melina Morrison, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals CEO Melina Morrison looks at how air travel and local news could benefit from a little more cooperation and shares examples from Canada on what this could look like.

Corporate philanthropy: Community benefit or reputation washing

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 13th August 2020 -  Mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto have been named as some of the country’s most generous corporations during COVID-19, but at what cost?  

Thankyou, next: Aussie social enterprise says goodbye to bottled water

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th August 2020 -  “We feel like it served its purpose and probably lived a little past its use-by date," co-founder Daniel Flynn said.                                                 

Opinion

Bridging the digital divide, one desktop computer at a time

Sue Karzis, Monday, 10th August 2020 -  With offices around the country sitting empty, businesses have an opportunity to do some good by redistributing their abandoned desktops, screens and iPads to those in need, writes Sue Karzis, CEO of State Schools Relief.

Spotlight

Stitching together a community for all

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  At first glance, Second Stitch looks like your average alterations and crafts studio. But unpick the seam a little and you’ll find a bustling community hub that’s empowering refugee and asylum seeker women, writes Maggie Coggan in this month’s

Giving circles prove a hit in the workplace

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 4th August 2020 -  A world-first pilot has helped raise more than $45,000 in workplace giving

‘We’ve actually been busier than ever’: Face mask demand keeps ethical clothing businesses afloat

Luke Michael, Monday, 3rd August 2020 -  Around a quarter of ethical clothing manufacturers are now making face masks

Opinion

Building back better through procurement

Anna Crabb, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  With government spending skyrocketing, procurement teams have an unprecedented opportunity to drive positive impact through their purchasing decisions, writes Anna Crabb, head of strategy and partnerships at B Lab Australia and New Zealand.
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