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ACCC will “not hesitate” to take enforcement action on greenwashing 

Samantha Freestone, Tuesday, 20th September 2022 -  The competition watchdog is warning businesses not to claim their products and services are environmentally friendly unless they can prove it. The Australian Competition and Consumer

Our Twilight Zone: Time to Shake it Up

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 7th July 2016 -  My mood has been really “off” since Saturday’s election: almost grieving – in a way that I’ve not experienced before. I’m not alone.   We’ve hit a twilight zone. It’s yet to be…

A History of Giving

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 26th May 2016 -  I have difficulty believing how old Pro Bono Australia’s Guide to Giving is (and, by extension, how old I am!) and what an important role it still plays not only for Pro Bono Australia…

Founder handing over to avoid a case of Founders Fever

Karen Mahlab AM, Wednesday, 20th April 2016 -  The town crier runs into the town square shouting “Hear ye hear ye! Founders Fever narrowly avoided at Pro Bono Australia… All now safe and well!” Founders Fever happens when an idea-fuelled…

The Social Capital (SoCap) Digest

Karen Mahlab AM, Wednesday, 14th October 2015 -  Australia is on a learning trajectory for a thriving social economy, writes Karen Mahlab from the US, where she has been attending the international SoCap15 Conference. Rather than…

The Social Economy – Working Together Towards The Common Good

Karen Mahlab AM, Tuesday, 3rd March 2015 -  There is a noticeable shift from purely profit-driven capitalism towards integrated social citizenship, which is happening in Australia and around the world, writes Karen Mahlab 

Pro Bono Australia - An Impact Investment

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 18th December 2014 -  2014 has been a transformative year for the Not for Profit sector and Pro Bono Australia. In her last blog for the year, Founder Karen Mahlab takes a look at the many highs and some of the…

The Corporate Leap Into Not for Profit Land

Karen Mahlab AM, Wednesday, 13th August 2014 -  In this latest Blog, Karen Mahlab reflects on recent approaches from talented people with extraordinary skills wanting to leap out of the corporate sector and into Not for Profit

ACNC - The Loss for Our Future

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 13th February 2014 -  Much has been written about this subject since the Coalition first announced its intention to abolish the ACNC as part of its pre Election commitments. True to its promise, once elected…

The Journey from Scarcity to Abundance

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 6th February 2014 -  Having been involved with the Philanthropy community from numerous perspectives over decades – both as a giver and a receiver – it has always fascinated me the completely…

Top Trends for the Social Sector 2014

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 23rd January 2014 -  Many of the trends that were discussed last year (impact investing, impact measurements, collective impact, social enterprise) are ongoing and still developing in clarity and…

The Impact of Employee Giving

Karen Mahlab AM, Thursday, 28th November 2013 -  Yesterday I had cause to reflect on how far Corporate Social Responsibility has come since we started Pro Bono Australia over a decade ago. I was in Brisbane on a panel to launch the Charities…
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