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Why we need to think about the language and identity of the ‘social’ sector

Andrew Curtis, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  The proliferation of terms and language used to describe the “not market-driven for-profit capitalism” sector could be weakening the sector's identity and its impact, writes Dr Andrew Curtis from The Dragonfly Collective.

Opinion

Imagining life after COVID-19

Contributor, Sunday, 29th March 2020 -  With so many opportunities for shaping a better society on the table, we need to think beyond the present. The challenge is to resist the pressure to return to business as usual, writes Andrew Hamilton.

How the circular economy can help tackle climate change

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 -  There needs to be a shift in the global approach to tackling climate change, according to a new report, which suggests the circular economy could be the missing piece in the puzzle.

Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy

Contributor, Thursday, 26th September 2019 -  Despite our federal government’s somewhat timid approach to climate change action, Australia’s renewable energy industry has been growing at a cracking pace – 10 times the global average, write Matthew Stocks, Andrew Blakers and Ken Baldwin fro

An opportunity not to be wasted

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 17th September 2019 -  If we stop looking at waste as something to be disposed of, and instead recognise it as an asset that can be repurposed, we can unlock a whole new waste to asset industry in Australia, writes Community Sector Banking CEO Andrew Cairns.

Opinion

Charities are critical to Australia’s future prosperity

David Crosbie, Thursday, 29th August 2019 -  This week a new report and a respected senior public servant have both highlighted that social inclusion is a key to future growth in prosperity in Australia. Social inclusion is not just part of the work of charities, it is the reason many charities

Are we headed towards a new economy?

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th August 2019 -  Dr Amanda Cahill, the CEO of The Next Economy, talks to Wendy Williams about what we mean when we talk about a new economy and how it could work.

Australia’s heading in the wrong direction… but do we have to be?

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 19th June 2019 -  Cross-sector collaboration will be the key to stopping Australia’s drift towards a future of economic, social and environmental decline, community sector leaders say.   

Opinion

Embracing the unconventional – Shifting social purpose from bolt-on to built-in

Tara Anderson, Tuesday, 19th March 2019 -  Tara Anderson considers how we can challenge the conventional idea that profit is an end in itself, and build social purpose into the heart of business.

Challenges Within ‘Global Overhaul’ of the Economy

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  A proposal that could see a global overhaul of the economy as we know it, with social and natural capital traded alongside financial capital, is being met with mixed reactions from experts around its benefits to society.  
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