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Social Impact Investment Can Help Retirees Get the Housing and Care They Need

Staff Reporter, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  Social impact investment strategies could fund more affordable housing and aged care for seniors, write Dr Eileen Webb, Gill North and Professor Richard Heaney, in this article


What Is the Role of Funders in Social Impact Matters?

Alan Kay, Wednesday, 15th March 2017 -  Often philanthropists are not familiar or experienced enough in local issues to be dictating how social impact is reported, writes Alan Kay, coordinator of the UK’s Social Audit

Social Impact: The Use of Language and Why It Matters

Alan Kay, Wednesday, 1st March 2017 -  As language is increasingly used to obscure truth, Alan Kay, coordinator of the UK’s Social Audit Network, explains why the meaning of social impact is also at risk. In this world of


Five Social Impact Opportunities for 2017

Elise Harper, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  In the wake of a tumultuous 2016, new opportunities for business to address social problems have emerged, writes social impact consultant Elise Harper. In the throes of the major


Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Workplace

Georgia Slonim, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  To achieve your business’s social purpose, it’s important to first have a happy and thriving workplace. Georgia Slonim from Purposeful explains how mindfulness can help.   Mindfulness


Top Five Trends in Social Impact Measurement in 2017

Jenny Riley, Wednesday, 1st February 2017 -  If 2016 was all about innovation and agility, then 2017 is about the convergence of being data-driven and, at the same time, human-centred, writes evaluation expert Jenny Riley who

Lessons From the Hermit Kingdom of Bhutan: GNH, Mindfulness and Technology

Mike Davis, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  On a recent trip to Bhutan, Mike Davis, founder of Purposeful, discovered the positive social impact of incorporating “gross national happiness” principles into policy and business.

Social Accounting in Australia – Re-Building Social Capital

Alan Greig, Wednesday, 14th December 2016 -  A new tool for social accounting – measurements that go beyond finance – is launching in Australia, writes Alan Greig, director of the Mercury Cooperative, the not-for-profit organisation

The Establishment’s Not the Only One On Notice

Lisa Grinham, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  Corporate social responsibility experts agree that sophisticated community investments aren’t enough in climates of heightened scepticism, writes Lisa Grinham, Good2Give

Trust, Trump and Warning Signs for Australian Institutions

Jill Riseley, Wednesday, 30th November 2016 -  If it’s true Australia is becoming more divided, institutions, including businesses, need to build public trust, writes corporate sustainability strategist Jill Riseley. They


Australian Corporate Social Responsibility Reports Are Little Better Than Window Dressing

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th October 2016 -  The majority of Australian businesses are just aware, rather than truly integrating CSR into what they do, write Stephanie Schleimer, senior lecturer in strategy, Griffith University

Aus Govt Should Get On with the Job of Protecting Vulnerable Workers in Global Supply Chains

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 21st September 2016 -  Australian companies and government have a responsibility to meet human rights abuses such as forced labour and child labour head on, write Martijn Boersma from Catalyst Australia
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